Prince William, Kate Middleton Release New Family Portrait

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new family portrait -- see the adorable snap

Picture perfect! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a new family portrait in the morning of Friday, December 18, which will serve as the couple's Christmas card.

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The photograph shows Prince William, Kate Middleton and their two children, Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 7 months, posing on a lawn in a fairy informal setting.

The snap, in which both Prince William and his wife are crouching down to their children's level, was taken by photographer Chris Jelf in late October, and shows a little red train sitting on the grass in front of the two children.

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"I thoroughly enjoyed photographing a very lovely family, although you have to be sharp as you don't have long when there are two young children involved!" Jelf said of the exciting commission. "I hope everyone enjoys this photo and I am honored that The Duke and Duchess have decided to share it with the public."

The proud parents released the adorable photograph for the holiday season and have thanked the public, via Kensington Palace, for their warm wishes as Christmas approaches.

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"The Duke and Duchess are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year," the palace said in a press release, adding that the couple "are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four."