These Royal Christmas card photos tell us A LOT about life in the Palace

A picture paints a thousand words...

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 while they have served as an annual nod of gratitude and best wishes, royal Christmas cards are also a poignant reminder of how royal life has changed over the years.
Last year, 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 the past few decades and see what they reveal about life inside the palace.

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