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Royal Christmas Greetings

See a collection of holiday cards that show the royal family's more intimate moments.

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Image: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children

Will and Kate's royal family

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Happy holiday

The 2015 Christmas card of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. The card features a photograph of the royal couple Prince Charles and Camilla taken in Scotland during their summer holiday.
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Image:   Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall pose for their official Christmas card at their Balmoral Estate

Wintery greetings

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall pose for their official 2010 Christmas card at their Balmoral Estate.
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Next generation

Embargoed to 0001 Friday December 9, 2011. This picture of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall with bridesmaid Miss Eliza Lopes appears on their Christmas card this year.
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Blended family

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A show of unity, without Diana and Sarah Ferguson, in  Xmas card sent by the Queen in 1998.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

Show of unity

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS A show of unity, without Diana and Sarah Ferguson, in Xmas card sent by the Queen in 1998. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1997.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

Difficult year

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1997. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1996.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

Lover of the outdoors

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1996. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1995.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

Formal greetings

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1995. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1994.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

On the move

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1994. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1990.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

Down time

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1990. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1987.
The rather formal picture shows their grandchildren with the Queen and Prince Philip.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

Kilts for all

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1987. The rather formal picture shows their grandchildren with the Queen and Prince Philip. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1986.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

Blazing saddles

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Xmas card sent by the Queen and Prince Philip in 1986. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen and Prince Philip is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Happy family with William and Harry - Xmas 1986.

A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. 

The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. 

The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.

Growing up

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Happy family with William and Harry - Xmas 1986. A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.
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The Queen Mother at Castle of Mey in Xmas 1986.

A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen Mother is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.

Christmas Corgis

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS The Queen Mother at Castle of Mey in Xmas 1986. A Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and hand signed by the Queen Mother is being auctioned by Dukes of Dorchester.
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Happy couple with William and Harry- Xmas 1985.

A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. 

The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. 

The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.

Happy on horseback

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Happy couple with William and Harry- Xmas 1985. A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.
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Happy couple with William and new baby Harry - Xmas 1984.

A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. 

The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. 

The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.

New addition

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Happy couple with William and new baby Harry - Xmas 1984. A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.
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Happy couple with William - Xmas 1983.

A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. 

The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. 

The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.

Proud papa

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Happy couple with William - Xmas 1983. A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.
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Happy couple with William - Xmas 1982.

A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. 

The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. 

The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.

And baby makes three

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Happy couple with William - Xmas 1982. A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.
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Happy newly wed couple  - Xmas 1981.

A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. 

The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. 

The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.

Full of hope

BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Happy newly wed couple - Xmas 1981. A poignant collection of Royal Xmas cards sent to a member of staff and signed by Charles and Diana is coming up for auction. The cards show the Xmas portraits from the earliest days of the marriage in 1982 and catologue the birth of William and Harry in the following years. The happy smiling cards give no hint to the bitterness and tragedy that would engulf the couple in later years.
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