King Charles III unveils first Christmas card as monarch

King Charles III unveils first Christmas card as monarch


By Li Cohen

CBS News

First King Charles coins go into production

First King Charles coins go into production


Britain’s new monarch has arrived to welcome the holiday season for the first time since 1970. Sunday’s unveiling of the 2022 Christmas card by the royal family featured King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort.

“Wishing You a Very Happy Christmas and New Year,” the card read, along with a photo of the couple. Braemar Games A gathering of the Scottish highland game’s participants was held in September. It has been taking place since 1832. Samir Hussein, a royal photographer, took the picture.

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily). December 11, 2022

This is the Second consecutive yearA Hussein photo has been chosen for a royal Christmas card. This year’s image was taken on September 3, five days before King Charles, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Queen Elizabeth IIBalmoral Castle was the place where she died. She was 96 years of age at the time she died, 70 years after her ascension to the throne on 1952.

Hussein captured a photo of Charles and Camilla wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was featured on Charles and Camilla’s 2021 card. It shows Charles and Camilla, then Prince of Wales, at Royal Ascot horserace. Charles helped his wife adjust her mask.

It is a great pleasure that the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall chose my photo taken at Royal Ascot for their Christmas card. @ClarenceHouse

— Samir Hussein (@samhussein) December 10, 2021

Christmas is a celebration of love. Major holiday The royal family used to spend Christmas at Sandringham House after attending the 16th-century St. Mary Magdalene service. During Elizabeth’s reign she sent approximately 750 Christmas cards each year to her family, friends, and members of the royal family as well as to some British officials.

The “season of gifting” was a goal for the queen. She would deliver gifts to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle each year and provide approximately 1,500 Christmas puddings for staff members. She donated money to charities and provided Christmas trees for many iconic sites such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

As part of a Royal British Legion initiative, The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge joined forces to create Christmas puddings at Buckingham Palace.

This clip shows Her Majesty and Their Royal Assemblies participating in the pudding stir.

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily). December 24, 2019

Perhaps Elizabeth’s most remarkable achievement was her “Amazing Grace” Annual broadcastThe monarch is required to give “reflections on Christmas meaning to them and their listeners” every December 25. According to the royal family, Since 1932, it has been delivered every year.

Li Cohen


Li Cohen is a trending reporter and social media producer for CBS News. He focuses on social justice issues.

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