King Charles III issued the first birthday card of his reign


London looked like a picturesque Christmas card as snow fell on Sunday night – the perfect time for Buckingham Palace to launch its first royal Christmas card From King Charles III ruling era.

chose it king and Camilla, Queen Consort, photographed by Sam Hussein at the Braemar Games in Scotland on September 3, five days before the death of Queen Elizabeth II and when Charles was still Prince of Wales.

It features the couple looking at each other, with the King in profile wearing a beige suit and striped tie and Camilla wearing a green hat and jacket.

The Queen did not attend the Braemar Games this year. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died on September 8 at the age of 96, after 70 years on the throne.

This Christmas will be the royal family’s first without the Queen, who usually spends the holiday period at Sandringham, her country estate in the Norfolk countryside about 100 miles north of London.

It’s been a turbulent few weeks for the monarchy after Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, slammed “unconscious bias” within the royal family in the first part of a Netflix documentary series released on Thursday.

The documentary followed serious allegations of racism within the palace walls, after an honorary aide resigned and apologized following complaints that she had repeatedly asked the head of a black British charity where she was “really” from.

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