Prince George is Williams double in Royal Christmas card but Charlotte takes centre stage

The Prince and Princess of Wales have shared a stunning new photograph of their family.

The black-and-white portrait picture will be Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year.

Prince William and Princess Kate pose behind their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in Windsor, for the photograph taken by Josh Shinner earlier this year.

In the photograph the family have gone for a stripped back style, with them all opting for matching white shirts.

Both Kate and Charlotte have paired a white blouse with a pair of jeans, as Charlotte poses on a chair in the centre of the image.

George looks the spitting image of his dad William, as he stands next to his mum Kate in a white Ralph Lauren shirt.

Both William and Louis are matching with black pants and a shirt, with their top buttons opened causally.

The publication of the photograph comes a day after Kate Middleton's annual Christmas Carol concert in Westminster Abbey.

The Prince and Princes of Wales' children, and other famous faces, joined their parents at the carol service which aims to support youngsters and families.

This year the service reflected the princess' early years Shaping Us campaign launched in January, which aims to highlight and promote the significance of the formative years of a child's life.

As George, 10, Charlotte, eight, and Louis, aged five walked into the Abbey the royal children paused for a moment to post Christmas cards in a special postbox, containing messages for children who might be struggling this Christmas, something open to all youngsters attending.

Kate gave a speech at the event and spoke with those that attended.

At one point she crouched down to chat to seven-year-old Oscar Burrow, from Lancaster, who when aged six climbed 12 mountains raising more than £40,000 for Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley, Lancashire.

His mother Kimberley Burrow said afterwards: "She said she'd heard about what he's done , and he's doing a fantastic job, and hopes what he's doing will inspire other children to do amazing things."

The service began with the popular carol, Once In Royal David's City, and the congregation also heard a duet by Beverley Knight and Adam Lambert who performed The Christmas Song, made famous by Nat King Cole.

William read the passage from the Gospel according to Luke that describes how Joseph and Mary travelled to Bethlehem to be registered, and the birth of Jesus.

Celebrity guests who attended included Adam Lambert, Emma Willis, Beverley Knight, Dr. Alex George and many more who both feature in the service and have worked with Kate over the year.

While many members of the Royal family also attended, including Princess Beatrice , Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.

Beatrice, 35, turned up at Westminster Abbey with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and her 7-year-old stepson, Christopher Woolf.

She held hand with her stepson, who is affectionately known as Wolfie, as they made their way into the festive event.

While George, 10, and Charlotte, 8, attended the event last year, it was 5-year-old Louis' first time joining his parents and siblings at the event.

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