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Beaming Kate Middleton wows in gorgeous dress for new Christmas portrait

The mother-of-three looked fabulously festive

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Kate Thomas
Lifestyle Managing Editor
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The Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in a khaki dress for the Cambridge family's annual Christmas card, taken during their recent holiday to Jordan.

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Posing alongside husband Prince William and their three children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, Duchess Kate donned a delightful yet simple dress with a low-cut neckline, button detailing and a cinched in waistline. Posing with one hand resting on William's knee and the other on George's back, the wholesome photo saw the royal family looking natural and relaxed in the exotic setting.

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Opting for an understated look, Duchess Kate jazzed up her outfit with a simple pendant necklace and wore her long hair down in tumbling curls.

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She kept her makeup simple and fresh in the photo, which saw her flashing a beaming smile.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Cambridge matched his wife in a khaki polo shirt and cream shorts, while George rocked a military style polo shirt and Louis was clad in stipes.

cambridges summer christmas card© Cambridges

Duchess Kate posed with Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

Looking every inch her mother's mini-me, cheeky Charlotte donned a gingham sundress with sweet ruffles on the sleeves.

Fans were loving the 2021 card, with one penning: "Omggggg this is the sweetest picture" while another enthused: "Merry Christmas to the whole family!". It has not yet been revealed who this year's photographer is or when the family travelled to Jordan. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted the photo on Instagram with the caption: "Delighted to share a new image of the family, which features on this year’s Christmas card."

For last year's Christmas card, the Cambridge clan opted for a relaxed vibe, posing outside their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, and sporting understated jeans and jumpers.

Matt Porteous was responsible for the 2020 photo. In the past, the royal photographer has received commissions from Prince William and Kate, including capturing behind-the-scenes images of their youngest child Louis' christening.

kate middleton christmas card 2020© Cambridges

The 2020 Cambridge Christmas card was a more relaxed affair

Duchess Kate was last seen attending the Together At Christmas carol service, held at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday.

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Kate stepped out in a gorgeous festive red coat dress by Catherine Walker for the star-studded event – but eagle-eyed fans noted her sentimental choice of jewellery.

In a sweet tribute to The Queen, Kate accessorised her outfit with a pair of diamond and sapphire fringed earrings, on loan from The Queen Mother's collection.

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