It has become an annual tradition for the royals to reveal which of their favorite photographs they have chosen for the cards they send out each Christmas...
But, this year, Prince William and Kate Middleton have somehow ruffled a few feathers with theirs.The Cambridges released their annual Christmas photo yesterday, which has been the most up-to-date glimpse we've had of the little family yet.
Most people absolutely loved the family snap...
And noted how beautiful their family is growing up to be.
@people Happy Christmas🌲🎄🎁🎆 Beautiful Cambridge Family 👑😍— MonaMM🌻 (@MonaMM🌻)1608157527.0
However, on the other hand...One fan pointed out a slightly less savory detail and now, it's all anyone can notice. Here's the full story...
Now, this kind of attention isn't common for William and Kate...
via: GettyBecause, out of the many members of the British royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the firm favorites of the younger, more modern monarchy.
They have long been royal favorites.Following their lavish, and highly documented royal wedding in 2011, Wills and Kate were thrown into the media spotlight, and we still can't get enough of them.
They met while studying at university.
Though their relationship was on and off for years...
via: GettyThey clearly couldn't stay away from each other and amazingly so, their engagement was announced in 2010 - 9 years after they first met.
And, ever since, we have watched on as their own little family has grown.In July 2013, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born, becoming the third in line to the throne of Great Britain.
Kate emerged from St. Mary's hospital in London in a blue polka dot dress...Something that many saw as a fitting tribute to Princess Diana, who wore a similar spotty attire herself some thirty-one years earlier.
Princess Charlotte followed shortly after.
via: GettyPrincess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born in May 2015, just under 2 years after her older brother.
The princess has actually made royal history.
via: GettyPrincess Charlotte became the first female royal to retain her claim to the throne, despite having a younger brother.
Before the Succession to the Crown Act 2013...The birth of a son meant that he would leap over any older daughters in the line of succession.
Traditionally, Prince Louis would have overtaken Charlotte in the line to the throne.
via: GettyBut now that Princess Charlotte hasn't been ruled out by gender, Prince Louis remains fifth-in-line to the throne, while Charlotte is fourth-in-line behind her older brother, Prince George.
So, as you can see...
via: GettyWilliam and Kate truly are paving the path to a more modern monarchy.
I mean, we all remember the iconic pictures of Kate in her student fashion show.
Since becoming the Duchess, Kate's style has evolved into something unparalleled.
March 26th 2002 : This was the day, 17 years ago, that Prince William decided that Kate Middleton was not just a cl… https://t.co/YsxFf9USoG— Only One Kate (@Only One Kate)1553550263.0