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King Charles and Queen Camilla Unveil 2023 Christmas Card Featuring Coronation Portrait

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Muhammad Jawad
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King Charles and Queen Camilla Unveil 2023 Christmas Card Featuring Coronation Portrait

The festive season has spread its warmth to the royal corridors of Buckingham Palace, with King Charles and Queen Camilla releasing their 2023 Christmas card featuring a timeless portrait of the royal couple in their full regalia. The portrait, a creation of the celebrated photographer, Hugo Burnand, was taken in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace, following the coronation of the couple on May 6, 2023. The Christmas card continues to uphold the tradition of conveying seasonal greetings, a practice held dear by the British monarchy for years.

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Portraits of Regality

The royal couple's Christmas card this year captures the essence of their coronation, with King Charles adorned in the Imperial State Crown and Robe of Estate, and Queen Camilla gracing Queen Mary's Crown and Robe of Estate. This is the seventh coronation portrait that Burnand has captured for Buckingham Palace, a testament to his acclaimed photography skills, having also documented the royal couple's wedding and other significant events.

Symbolism in Queen Camilla's Coronation Dress

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Adding a modern touch to the regality, Queen Camilla's coronation dress, designed by Bruce Oldfield, features embroidered images of her rescue dogs and the names of her children and grandchildren. This unique inclusion serves as a symbolic reflection of the royal couple's appreciation for nature and the British countryside.

Royal Christmas Celebrations

The royal family plans to celebrate Christmas at Sandringham, with Queen Camilla's grandchildren joining the festivities for the first time. This family gathering is a cherished tradition for the royals, with the family attending mass at St. Mary Magdalene church and then heading back to Sandringham to enjoy a traditional holiday feast.

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