It's a lot easier to get your holiday cards out on time if you just tweet them out to the world at large: "Merry Christmas from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte," Kensington Palace tweeted Friday, along with a new family photo of the four. It was taken at Kensington Palace in October, E! reports, and in an accompanying statement, the palace says Prince William and wife Kate "are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four."
A source tells E! Wills and Kate are planning to "host the day's festivities in their own home," rather than attending Christmas Day lunch with the queen and the rest of the royal family at her Sandringham estate. They'll be looking forward to another big day in January: Prince George's first day of nursery school. The 2-year-old will be attending Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk starting sometime next month, though he'll only attend when his family is staying at their Norfolk home, not while they're in London at Kensington Palace. Click for more, including William's predictions of how his little boy will handle Christmas. (Read more Prince William stories.)