Camilla and Prince Charles released their annual holiday card on Friday, with a casually content picture full of love.
The photographer Hugo Burnand captured the moment while Prince Charles and Camilla had a relaxed conversation on a wooden bench.
The prince looked handsome in a blue suit while Camilla wore a white dress with a necklace containing several strings of pearls. Taken in their garden at Clarence House this summer the way Camilla and Prince Charles look at each other after all these years are unmistakable.
It has been quite the year for the Royals; Prince Charles had his milestone 70th birthday in November. May marked the month Prince Charles gained a daughter in law when his son, Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, while his third grandchild, Prince Louis was born on April 23.
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And to top it off, news that his fourth grandchild will be arriving in the fall also got announced by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the beginning of their royal tour a few months ago.
Seemingly a good year for Prince Charles indeed, and looking as dashing in this year’s Christmas card as ever. They have varied their card choices yearly, with last years card showing a portrait taken of the couple during Camilla’s 70th birthday.
A festive and traditional picture taken at the Cultural Heritage Festival in Osijek, Croatia served as their card for the year before in 2016.
With the history of their relationship no secret to anyone, it is rather endearing that they have gone through all that turmoil and still ended up sitting on that wooden bench staring lovingly into each other's eyes.
When news of their affair hit the press in 1993, the backlash was extensive. Princess Diana was adored by royal fans worldwide, and the story did not go down well. Camilla got seen as the adulteress who made Princess Diana’s life miserable while Prince Charles was the ungrateful cheating, lying husband.
Two years after Princess Diana’s death in 1997, the couple began appearing in public together and tied the knot in 2005 during a civil wedding.
In the years following everyone started getting used to Camilla being around, and have for the most part accepted her presence. Through many hardships, their relationship prevailed, their love for each other notable at public appearances, only fitting that their card should show how happy they are.
“Just between us. I suspect that Kylie and Shane may possibly make the shortlist.”
Not strong, traditional names one would expect and derived from the two famous stars, Kylie Minogue and Shane Warne. Curious fans will have to wait a little bit longer to find out what the little one will be named.