Danish and Spanish Royals Release Annual Christmas Cards

  December 22, 2011 at 8:42 am by

The Danish and Spanish Royal Courts have released their annual Christmas cards. Both sets were released last week.

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik chose a photograph of themselves in Greenland earlier this year as their card, and the Crown Princely Couple featured a black and white snap of their four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – for their Christmas greeting. The Crown Princely Couple’s card has some questionable editing skills, with Princess Josephine having a portion of her face cropped out.

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The Queen’s two sisters, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, also released their 2011 Christmas cards. The Berleburgs used an official photo from Princess Nathalie’s religious wedding to Mr Alexander Johannsmann in June (believed to be the thank-you card from the wedding, as it has the wedding date at the bottom instead of ‘2011’). Queen Anne-Marie and her husband, King Constantine II, are shown with their nine grandchildren aboard their yacht, in matching red and white.

Over to Spain, and as they have done each year since the Photoshop Scandal of ’05, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia used neutral image on their card – this year a religious painting. The Prince and Princess of Asturias’s card featured a new family photo of the couple with their two daughters, Infanta Leonor and Infanta Sofia. Infanta Elena chose to use a photograph of hre two children, Froilan and Victoria de Marichalar; while Infanta Cristina selected a photograph of her family – husband Inaki and children Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene – from Miguel’s communion earlier this year.

Click here to see full-size images of the Danish cards, and here for the Spanish cards.

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