Prince Andrew Just Shared 1964’s Royal Christmas Card Photo, & It’s Adorable

  • Following the release of 2018’s official royal family Christmas cards, Prince Andrew shared a throwback photo taken when he was just 4 years old.
  • Taken in 1964, and sent as the Christmas card that same year, the black and white shot features a baby Prince Edward, with Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, and Princess Anne standing beside their parents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
  • The sweet snap is a reminder of the incredible annual tradition the royal family has of sending personalized Christmas cards.

After a busy year during which his daughter, Princess Eugenie, got married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Prince Andrew is reflecting on his life in the royal family.

Sharing an adorable throwback photo from 1964, the Queen’s son reminisced about the vintage Christmas card sent by the royals following the birth of Prince Edward.

In the black and white shot, the royal family gathers around the Queen as she holds her new baby. Prince Philip sits next to his wife, while the rest of their children surround them. The photo is nothing short of idyllic, and Prince Andrew even manages to have a cute but cheeky expression on his face during the shoot:

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#TBT: Featuring a 4-year-old Duke of York, this photograph from @royalcollectiontrust was used as @theroyalfamily’s #ChristmasCard in 1964. – 📷 Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

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In many ways, Prince Andrew’s throwback Christmas card photo is the perfect comparison to Kate Middleton and Prince William’s 2018 Christmas card, featuring all of their children in equally adorable poses:

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.

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