25 royal Christmas cards that will make you nostalgic and merry at the same time

A picture paints a thousand words...

The countdown to Christmas is well underway, and royal fans are treated each year to a new photo of the royal family - thanks to their annual royal Christmas card.
The Christmas cards have served as an annual nod of gratitude and best wishes, but royal Christmas cards are also a poignant reminder of how royal life has changed over the years.
Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a stunning snap with their two kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
This year their card featured an adorable baby Louis, while Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan releasing a stunning unseen photo from their wedding. Next year, of course, we'll be hanging out for a photo of them with their new baby.
Since it's the season to be merry, we look at some of the best royal Christmas card photos over the years...