Times are changing Britain's monarchy and you don't have to look further than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2018 Christmas card for proof.
The Kensington Palace posted Will and Kate's annual holiday card photo on Instagram and it is candid, casual and absolutely perfect.
Shot by photographer Matt Porteous, the family shot captures the royal kids, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and 8-month-old Prince Louis being absolutely adorable while sitting on a tree with mom and dad.
The vibe is super casual, with Prince George standing on one foot and Prince William leaving the top couple buttons of his plaid shirt undone.
Prince Louis is a total star in tights and shorts.
While this is hardly the first candid shot of the royal family, this year's Christmas card is a pretty big departure from last year's, which was shot further in advance than this one and was more formal in every way.
We're betting that next year, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be celebrating their first Christmas as parents, their vibe will probably be more candid than staged as well.
This year the couple chose to use a snap from their May 19 wedding as their Christmas card. The black and white image by photographer Chris Allerton isn't exactly Christmasy, but it is definitely romantic.
Times are changing for the monarchy but we hope the Christmas card tradition stays the same because chances are Meghan and Harry's baby will be just as adorable as Prince Louis (and with a spring due date they will be at peak cuteness come Christmas card season).