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Charles and Camilla unveil Ascot-themed Christmas card

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have picked a candid shot of them sharing a joke at Royal Ascot for their 2013 Christmas card. Photo: PA
The Duke and Duchess attended Royal Ascot alongside the Queen in June this year. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have picked a candid shot of them sharing a joke at Royal Ascot for their 2013 Christmas card.

The Duchess is dressed in a valentine pansy print chiffon dress with a peppermint green silk coat and holds a silk clutch bag, also from Anna Valentine.

The Prince, who is pictured holding a racing programme, looks smart in an Anderson and Sheppard morning coat, a shirt by Turnbull and Asser and a top hat by Lock and Co.

The 2013 Christmas card shows the couple on a relaxed summer day. Credit: PA

Printed on the cover of each Christmas card is the Prince of Wales' feathers and the Duchess' cipher and inside are the words "Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year" with the photograph opposite surrounded by a thin red border.

Charles and Camilla attended the races back in June, accompanying his mother the Queen, while the Prince's father, the Duke of Edinburgh, rested at home after exploratory abdominal surgery.

The Christmas card is another in a line of informal shots used by the royal family.

Prince George's first official photos were taken by Kate Middleton's father. Credit: PA

Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released relaxed shots of them holding their newborn son, Prince George, in the garden of the Middleton family home in Berkshire.

The shots were taken by the Duchess father, Michael Middleton.