Kate Middleton and Prince William Release a New Royal Family Portrait Ahead of Christmas

Kate Middleton and Prince William gave the world an early Christmas present on Friday when they released a new royal family portrait! Prince George, who looks adorable in blue shorts and a matching sweater, appears to be midgiggle while Princess Charlotte cuddles up in her mom's arms. The family shared the photo on Kensington Palace's Instagram account, writing, "Merry Christmas from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Duke and Duchess are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four."

In addition to making sure that Charlotte has a very special first Christmas, George has also helped his parents decorate for the upcoming holiday. See the adorable new photo above, then check out 14 princess-worthy gifts for the Kate fan in your life and the best photos of the British royals from 2015!