Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrate Christmas with adorable new photo of kids

Prince William and Kate Middleton delighted royal fans by releasing a new photo of their children on Christmas Day.

Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, smiled while sitting on a bench in a casual black-and-white photo released by their parents on Sunday.

Charlotte was seen seated in the middle of her brothers with her arms around them in the pic, which was snapped by photographer Josh Shinner.

“Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, from our family to yours! W & C” the Prince and Princess of Wales, both 41, captioned the post on social media.

The newly released portrait appears to have been taken at the same time as the family’s official Christmas card.

That festive photo came under fire for a glaring Photoshop fail that erased one of Louis’ fingers.

The new photo appears to have been taken during the family’s photo shoot for their official Christmas card. Getty Images

“Prince Louis finger is missing, also they have photoshopped someone else’s leg onto his 😒 I certainly hope taxpayers didn’t pay for it,” tweeted one fan.


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“Prince Louis middle finger is missing and his legs look strange,” wrote another.

Middleton and William were reportedly “as shocked as everyone else” and “embarrassed” to see the error broadcast to the world.

The Prince and Princess of Wales also share photos of their children on the kids’ birthdays. POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Despite the blunder, it has been a busy Christmas season for the young royal trio.

They accompanied their mother to volunteer at a charity that is part of the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, where they helped select clothes and toys for children in need.

The youngsters also accompanied their parents to a special Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey earlier this month.

The Wales family attended a special service at Westminster Abbey earlier this month. Getty Images

The children were seen dropping off letters for Santa Claus in a red post office box before singing carols alongside their parents.

Louis delighted viewers when he was mischievously caught trying to blow out his sister’s candle.

And, on Christmas Day, they joined their parents and many other members of the royal family at the annual morning services at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Norfolk, England.

They spent Christmas morning attending church services with other royal family members. AP

Royal watchers were surprised to see an appearance by Sarah Ferguson, who was married to disgraced Prince Andrew.

Andrew bowed out of royal life in 2019 due to his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

She had not been seen at Christmas services since the 1990s, having divorced the Duke of York in 1996.