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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Christmas card isn’t going over well with some

Just a few short days ago, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall revealed their annual Christmas card. While for many it was well-received, some are calling it a “PR disaster”.

The card features a picture taken of the couple at the Cultural Heritage Festival in Osijek, Croatia posing with a local folklore group.

Each year the couple picks a picture taken from the past year that brings back happy memories. In 2015, it was a picture of the two of them hugging and smiling on their annual vacation to Scotland. One of the happiest the Prince of Wales has ever looked in a picture.

Critics of the 2016 Christmas card have cited a variety of reasons. One being the layout is not correct, that the Duchess should not be wearing a brighter coat than Prince Charles (she is in white, he is in beige) and that Charles should be in the forefront as the future king. Charles also has his hands in his pocket, which apparently is a big no-no.

There is also a folk dancer standing next to Prince Charles who looks besotted with him.

Critics are saying that Prince Charles needs a better PR team and that the couple should skip putting out a card altogether.

Announcing the official greeting card, Clarence House released a video telling the story behind the ‘wonderful’ photo. The video shows the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall watching the traditional dance and posing for pictures.

Sending out Christmas cards has been a long-running tradition within the British monarchy. In 1914, King George V and Queen Mary- the Queen’s grandparents- sent what is thought to be the first greeting card to British troops fighting in the First World War in 1914.

Clarence House has yet to comment on these critics accusations.

 

  • Kathleen Ames

    Dear oh dear. There is no pleasing some people, Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. It was taken on a visit to lovely people doing their best to show their own traditions and culture. Does it really matter if it is not strategically posed and the colour of TRH’s clothing? They can be seen in contrast to the costumes. HRH’s casual stance and their smiles surely shows they had enjoyed the visit.

  • vegastearoom

    Will no one give Charles a break? The possibility that he becomes senile before he ascends the throne is a reality greater than a shockingly informal Christmas greeting. Let him enjoy whatever time he has left. Milla appears to be down to a lung and arguing about the formality of a Christmas card is rather pointless. LEAVE PRINCE CHARLES ALOOOOOOOONE.

  • Rick Smith

    She looks like the Duchess of Cornhole.

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