December 14, 2018 / 12:20 PM / 10 months ago

UK royals release Christmas cards with fireworks for Harry and Meghan

Britain's Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, with their three children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George (right) at Anmer Hall in Norfolk in 2018. This photograph features on their Christmas card this year and has been released today by Kensington Palace in London, Britain, December 14, 2018. Matt Porteous/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s royals revealed their 2018 Christmas cards on Friday, with Prince William choosing a relaxed family photo while younger brother Harry used an image taken on the evening of his wedding to U.S. actress Meghan Markle.

The striking black and white picture of Harry and Meghan, who is expecting the couple’s first child in the spring, shows the couple watching fireworks at the reception which followed their wedding at Windsor castle in May.

William, second-in-line to the throne, selected a more conventional photo for his card. He was pictured with his wife Kate and their three children, George, 5, Charlotte, 3, and smiling baby Louis at their Amner Hall country residence.

Harry and William’s father, Prince Charles, who celebrated his 70th birthday this year, also released his card, which featured a picture of the British heir with his wife Camilla sitting on a bench in the garden of their London home, Clarence House.

British tabloids have been full of rumors in recent weeks that the relationship between William and Kate and Harry and Meghan has become strained but all the royals are due to spend Christmas together as per tradition at 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham residence in eastern England.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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