It's the most wonderful time of the year?
Maybe, to some.
But we'd like to make an addendum to this saying:
It's the most ROYALLY wonderful time of the year!
This is now officially the case because Prince William and Kate Middleton have released their 2017 Christmas card and it featured their two children and it's just so unbelievable cute and perfect that we want to squeal out loud.
In fact, we can't help it. We're going to do so:
Getty photographer Chris Jackson snapped the lovely portrait earlier this year and then posted it on Twitter on Monday, writing the following as he did so:
"Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to use this family portrait I shot as their Christmas Card this year.
The stunning snapshot depicts Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their parents wearing matching blue outfits.
Check it out here:
It should be noted that Jackson also took Prince George’s fourth birthday photograph this summer.
The Christmas card photograph was probably taken on the same day as Prince George’s birthday picture, considering he’s wearing the same outfit.
See it HERE.
For last year's Christmas card, the beloved quartet used a candid shot Jackson took during the royal tour of Canada.
It marked the full immediate family's first overseas trip together.
And, not that it even needs to be said, but the final product was downright precious:
About a year from now, of course, the 2018 version of this card will look very different... because Middleton is pregnant!
Whether it's one additional child or two, however, expect another cute face to be added to this portrait in just a few months.
(Middleton is reportedly due in April; just a short while before Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle. It's all VERY exciting!)
In addition to sharing their 2017 Christmas card, meanwhile, their Royal Highnesses also shared some exciting news today:
Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London!!!!!!
"We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte," a spokesperson for the school said, adding:
"We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."
George, in case you were somehow not aware, is currently enrolled at Thomas's Battersea in London.