For years, royal Christmas card photos have been sending us a subtle signal as to what their lives are like behind the scenes

A picture paints a thousand words...

By Now To Love Team
As the countdown to Christmas begins, royal fans are gearing up to be treated to a rare insight into how the royals live - thanks to their annual royal Christmas card.
And this year especially, we're more excited than ever to get a refreshed glimpse of the royals given they've spend a large portion of the year away from the cameras in lockdown for the second year running.
In theory, royal Christmas card photos are an annual nod of gratitude and best wishes, but they are also a poignant reminder of how royal life has changed over the years.

In 2020, we were treated to a myriad of candid snaps of the Cambridges, Sussesexes and of course, Charles and Camilla.
Across the pond, Swedish Royals Crown Princess Victoria, her husband, Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland and their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, have mixed things up in the past, opting to share festive videos of their family for Christmas.
And Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has also been known to hop on the royal Christmas card bandwagon, with the Palace sharing some sweet imagery of the family feeling that undeniable festive cheer.
Since it's the season to be merry, we look at some of the best royal Christmas card photos from 1914 to 2022 and see what they reveal about life inside the palace.

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