King Charles releases first Christmas card with tribute to the late Queen

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    King Charles has released his first Christmas card as Monarch as he pays subtle tribute to the Queen.

    The festive card features a photo of the then Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla at the Braemar Games in Scotland.

    Buckingham Palace released an image of the Christmas card on Twitter earlier this evening (December 11).

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    “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year,” the card read.

    The moment was captured by award-winning photographer Sam Hussein on September 3 of this year.

    It shows the King dressed in a tweed suit with a red, green and beige tie with a smiling Camilla sporting a green suit and matching hat with a pheasant motif, and pearl earrings.

    During the event, Charles officially opened a new structure celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    Charles cut a heather rope to mark the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Archway.

    Royal fans from around the world joined the royal couple in watching competitors take part in events such as the caber toss, hammer throw and tug-of-war, as well as to celebrate some longstanding Scottish traditions, dance and music.

    Camilla and the Princess Royal were presented with heather posies by 10-year-old Chloe Guy and 12-year-old Cassie Stewart, who are both members of the Braemar Royal Highland Society’s dancing class, before the Games got under way.

    Camilla appeared to take a sprig of flowers and put it in her buttonhole, which can be seen in the Christmas card photograph.

    The late Queen Elizabeth did not attend the event due to health issues. It was the first time she had missed the event in her 70-year reign.

    The 96-year-old passed away five days later.

    King Charles ascended to the throne on September 8, 2022. His coronation ceremony is set to take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London.

    The church has also the location of the queen’s funeral, which was held on September 19, 2022.

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