Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Holiday Card Sparks Laughter and Online Buzz



Kate Middleton and Prince William’s annual family portrait, meant to spread festive wishes, has unexpectedly garnered viral attention, but not for the reasons they intended. The released photo on December 9 features a Photoshop mishap, creating a mix of laughter and criticism online as it appears to show their youngest, Prince Louis, with a missing middle finger.

Sources indicate that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “embarrassed” by the unforeseen gaffe, expressing surprise alongside everyone else. The black-and-white snapshot, intended for holiday cheer, has drawn comparisons to a JCPenney ad, turning an unintentional spotlight on the royal couple.

Despite the Photoshop hiccup, photographer Josh Shinner, who worked on the shoot, expressed his pleasure in capturing the moment, describing it as one of the most relaxed and enjoyable sittings he has experienced. Shinner shared an original sketch of his envisioned composition for the family portrait before the unexpected online chatter ensued.

While the Cambridge family’s holiday card took an unexpected turn, King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s card, featuring a throwback to Charles’ coronation, remains free of controversy. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, yet to release their holiday card featuring Archie and Lilibet Diana, add to the curiosity of fans during this festive season.

As the holiday season unfolds, the buzz continues, and fans await Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2023 card, maintaining the tradition of sharing glimpses into the lives of these high-profilef amilies.