By Alexandra Whittaker
Dec 14, 2018 @ 7:30 am

Sometimes, the royal family can frustrate its fans (we're looking right at those drama rumors), but other times, they can deliver the sweetest moments — just like they did Friday morning. Kate Middleton and Prince William gathered up their brood for their autumnal Christmas card photo, and it's just as cute as you're imagining.

All five family members smile widely in the pic taken by Matt Porteous, including little Prince Louis, who adorably holds his mom's hand while posing for the camera (seriously, this kid's a natural).

Matt Porteous/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

Prince George and Princess Charlotte look just as cute in their navy and denim-wear, with George even foregoing shorts for once.

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While the card didn't feature Prince Harry or Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace chose to release another special photo Friday morning of just the two of them, at their wedding reception.

With all these unexpected royal pics, it's like Christmas came early.