Prince Charles And Camilla’s 2021 Christmas Card Shocks: Why Fans Say Royal Greeting Ranks As ‘Bizarre’!
Prince Charles, Prince William, and the rest of the royal family have become known for their annually charming Christmas cards. And so this year, Charles and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles’ fans eagerly awaited their latest holiday greeting. But 2021 continued to live up to its reputation for the unexpected with their card.
Find out why some royal family fans label Charles and Camilla’s 2021 Christmas card “bizarre” rather than beautiful. And discover what the royal couple might have meant by their choice below.
Camilla Parker-Bowles And Prince Charles Keep Xmas Card Simple – Sort Of!
The Duchess of Cornwall and her husband Prince Charles usually go for a Christmas card that features royal attire and appropriately serious expressions. But for 2021, Camilla and the Prince of Wales surprised their followers with a very unusual photo, per Tatler. Face masks rather than an ornately decorated hat for the Duchess and brimmed manly cap for the Prince dominated the picture.
In the couple’s holiday greeting card, the unusual choice of picture clashed with the very traditional greeting. Taken at Royal Ascot in June, the photo emphasizes how much the COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives. Snapped by royal and entertainment photographer Samir Hussein, the photo highlights the need for face masks.
But this card also contains a rare glimpse into Charles’ and Camilla’s relationship. Decked out in their race day finest, the Prince carefully helps his Duchess adjust her face mask. As a result, the greeting, though traditional, seems to hold onto hope for a year where the “new normal” improves. “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year,” wrote Charles and Camilla in their greeting.
Royal Fans React To Charles And Camilla’s Unusual Christmas Card Photo
As a result of the decision to avoid a traditional straight-forward pose and show a glimpse into their everyday lives, Charles and Camilla got mixed reactions to their Christmas card. The holiday greeting got posted on various royal social media challenges, such as Clarence House’s Instagram. And even though the face masks partly hid their faces, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Camilla left fans in no doubt of their identity. That led to a mix of applauding followers versus appalled former fans.
“Beautiful,” gushed one fan. “It shows not only the relationship of [Charles and Camilla] but also the situation worldwide.” But others disagreed. “What on earth is going on here?” demanded one viewer in disgust. And another got blunt about the decision to show Charles adjusting his wife’s face mask. “What’s he doing to her mask ? Odd choice really.”
As the countdown to Christmas begins, today we’re sharing this year’s official Christmas card from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. ✨🎄 pic.twitter.com/I1F5IDdl3D— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) December 10, 2021
On Twitter, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall faced even stronger reactions. The couple’s Twitter followers responded with adjectives such as “bizarre” and “funny.” But some thought that the photo choice paralleled what happened in 2021. “Yes, it’s a very weird, unprecedented and unusual choice for Christmas card,” agreed one follower. “But, why not? After all we’re living in a very weird time and place right now, aren’t we? This photograph speaks for itself.”
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