The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release family photo featured on 2017 Christmas card

IT’S that time of the year, when you send out Christmas cards and family photos to loved ones with details of your lives.

In that way, the royals are no different from the rest of us.

Unlike the rest of us, a family portrait and details is enough to create a storm on social media.

Britain's Prince William, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, pose with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Kensington Palace. The photo has been used on the Cambridges' Christmas card. Picture: Chris Jackson/Kensington Palace via AP

Britain's Prince William, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, pose with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Kensington Palace. The photo has been used on the Cambridges' Christmas card. Picture: Chris Jackson/Kensington Palace via AP

Kensington Palace has released the picture featuring on Prince William and Kate’s Christmas card via Twitter.

The photograph shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

It was captured earlier this year by royal photographer Chris Jackson.

The @KensingtonRoyal account also shared the news two-year-old Princess Charlotte would attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018.

A statement from the school said:

"We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January.

Prince George, 4, started primary school in September at Thomas's Battersea.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have also released their official Christmas card, via Twitter account @ClarenceHouse.

The featured photograph was taken by Hugo Burnand, during a private 70th birthday party of The Duchess of Cornwall.