One of our favourite things about the end of the year? Well, besides the food and festivities, it's the cards, of course. And the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's is always top of the list. 

Having been in the spotlight on several occasions this year from Kate Middleton's pregnancy news to Prince Harry's royal engagement to Meghan Markle, the British royals are ending 2017 with a new family portrait that is seriously adorable. 

Shot by royal photographer Chris Jackson — who has previously worked with the royal family on several occasions including the Trooping of the Colour parade and the British Royals' first official visit to Paris — the portrait was revealed to the public today, courtesy of Kensington Palace.

The image of Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte was captured at their home at Kensington Palace. The family all wear coordinating blue ensembles (which many have taken as a sign that the pair's third child will be a boy) with the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a suit by Catherine Walker. The French-born fashion designer also dressed the royal on her first official visit to Germany and at this year's Easter celebrations.

Also, William and Kate have announced that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London come January 2018. Willcocks Nursery School responded to the news saying: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."

Speaking of the royals, Prince William and Prince Harry have chosen a sculptor for Princess Diana's highly anticipated statue. Find out more about it here and stay connected to Buro 24/7 Middle East for more royal news.