British Royal Family

The Cambridges' annual Christmas card photo has been leaked - and it features Prince Louis on a motorbike!

The photo cropped up on Twitter before it was officially set for release.

By Jess Pullar
When Christmas time rolls around each year, there are many things we look forward to - second helpings, presents and spending a whole bunch of time with loved ones.
But for royal fans, there is one other thing in high anticipation each year - seeing the annual Christmas card photos released by Britain's most elite family.
And while the wait is usually worth it, one can get a little impatient whilst waiting for its release - which is why it might come as a rather pleasant surprise to learn that we've already got our first taste of a royal Christmas in the form of a glorious leaked photo.
Yep, in a surprise move, a recipient of Duchess Catherine and Prince William's personal Christmas card has shared an image of his royal mail on Twitter - and suffice to say the picture has sent us into meltdown.
The Royal Air Force member shared the image along with the caption: "The Cambridge Household family Christmas card this year features The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their three children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George on a motorbike and sidecar."
Yes, you read that correctly, the Cambridge family (Prince Louis included!) are on a motorbike.
Excuse us as we ogle at this picture for the foreseeable future.
In the picture, Kate is seen wearing a beautiful blue printed dress, while William looks casual in a blue shirt.
As for their children, George, six, looks so grown up in a collared t-shirt and plaid shorts. Charlotte, four, is straight-up adorable wearing a beautiful navy dress with a printed skirt.
And Louis? Oh, he's only the most heavenly little tot wearing a pair of denim overalls and putting on a classic squinty-eyed face for the camera.
Going by their outfits, it looks as though the picture was taken during the British summer or autumn, and would likely have been snapped at their country home Anmer Hall.
Prince Louis is growing up far too quickly for our liking. (Getty)
There's no denying how quickly the Cambridge children are growing up.
Just this week Kate revealed one of Prince Louis' first words - 'Mary'!
Indeed the one-year-old royal is a big fan of British cooking legend Mary Berry it seems, so he learnt to say her name quick-smart!
The Cambridge family are always front and centre of the limelight. (Getty)
Earlier this week were multiple reports that Christmas this year might be a little different for the Cambridge family, too - George and Charlotte may make their Sandringham church debut!
According to The Sun, there is a strong chance Kate and Wills' eldest will join their parents on the annual walk to church.
A source told the publication: "It will be so sweet. George and Charlotte will make their Christmas debut, as long as they're both on good form on the day."
We'll be waiting in high anticipation for this!
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