Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex have shared their family Christmas card for 2022 and it pays a touching tribute to the late Queen. The card features an image of the three taken during a trip to Scotland last summer, just a few months before Her Majesty passed away.
The greetings card, sent out to family, friends and charities, shows the Queen smiling next to her youngest son and his wife at the Ceremony of the Keys.
Another image inside gives a glimpse of the Queen privately enjoying her summers in Scotland, as she is seen 20 years ago with her late husband Prince Philip smiling in the sunshine.
A caption on the inside of the Christmas card reads: “In memory of happy days”.
On Tuesday Edward and Sophie were pictured arriving at Windsor Castle for the Royal Family’s pre-Christmas lunch, where they tucked into Sandringham-bred turkey with all the trimmings.
Mike Tindall revealed some details about the annual event, hosted for the first time this year by King Charles III.
He said there were a total of seven tables set up, with one just for the children.
He said on his podcast The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby: “The kiddies have their own little one in a different room.”
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They are expected to be invited to the King’s coronation on May 6 next year, although it will coincide with their son Archie’s fourth birthday.
The King also shared his first Christmas card as monarch this month, featuring a photograph taken of himself and Queen Consort Camila at a Highland Gathering just days before the Queen died.
The trio are seen smiling at the Braemar Royal Highland Games on September 3, five days before Her Majesty’s death.