Royal couple reveal Christmas card


Published: Sunday 14th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A picture of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall enjoying themselves at the Invictus Games’ opening ceremony has been chosen as the image for the couple’s Christmas card.

Charles and Camilla are shown smiling warmly and applauding as they sit in the crowds during the ceremony which launched the Paralympic-style event for injured serving, and veteran, servicemen and women from across the globe.

The sporting spectacle was the brainchild of Prince Harry and was staged at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the site of the London 2012 Olympics, in September.

The Duchess is pictured wearing a light wool coat and dress by the designer Bruce Oldfield. On her lapel is a brooch given to her by the 4th Battalion the Rifles, of which she is Royal Colonel.

The Prince, as patron of Combat Stress, is wearing the lapel pin of the organisation which supports veterans with mental health issues, he is also wearing his Armed Forces Veterans Badge.

Also at the event were the Duke of Cambridge and a proud Harry who worked for months to help organise the event.

Printed on the outside cover of the Christmas card is the Prince of Wales’ feathers and the Duchess’ cipher and inside each card are the words “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year”, with the photograph opposite surrounded by a thin red border.

The photograph was taken by Chris Jackson of Getty Images.

Published: Sunday 14th December 2014 by The News Editor

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