William and Kate's kids look 'grown up' in 2023 Welsh family Christmas card

Prince William and Kate Middleton continued the royal holiday tradition by sharing a photo of their 2023 Welsh family Christmas card on December 9.

The black-and-white portrait, taken by photographer Josh Shinner in Windsor earlier this year, shows the Prince and Princess of Wales with their three children, Prince George, 10, and Princess Charlotte, 8 and 5-year-old Prince Louis) pose against a simple background. The family of five even dressed in coordinated attire, wearing white button-down shirts and denim or dark pants.

"Our Family Christmas Card 2023," the couple captioned a family photo on the Prince and Princess of Wales' official Instagram account, adding Christmas tree and red heart emojis.

Oh my god, how they grow!

In the comments section, several royal watchers said William and Kate's children "look grown up" in the new photos. Meanwhile, others have also noted that Charlotte "looks very much like" her late great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

These aren't the only differences fans will notice in this year's holiday cards, either. This studio-like aesthetic is a departure from the more outdoor photos taken last year before the family moved to Windsor from London.

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For example, the family's 2022 Christmas card features a colorful, casual photo taken during a family walk on a sunny day in Norfolk, among several other official photos taken at their Anmerhall country house The location where the photo was taken.

More holiday traditions

Just a day before the 2023 Christmas card is revealed, the five made a rare public family outing for another holiday: a candlelight community carol service at Westminster Abbey on December 8. After writing letters to Santa, all three children joined their parents in the festivities. Kate's third annual Royal Carol: Christmas Together will air in the UK on Christmas Eve on ITV.

The partnership with the Royal Early Childhood Trust Center is a "thank you to all those working to support babies, young children and families in communities across the UK and celebrate the golden opportunities that come with the birth of a new baby". According to a Dec. 8 Instagram post.

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After the "special evening", another caption on the Prince and Princess of Wales' account at Kensington Palace read: "The role of the early years workforce in #ShapingUs is so important, building supportive, nurturing relationships around children and adults The world of sex is in their lives. We’re excited for everyone to see it!”