The Prince and Princess of Wales have released a new photo of their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, to celebrate Christmas.

In the black and white shot, which was taken by Josh Shiner, the children can be seen sitting on a wooden bench.

As the BBC writes, Shiner was the one who also took the photo, which the family used in their Christmas card this year.

The couple posted the photo on social media, writing: “Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, from our family to yours!”

In the family photo, also in black and white, which dominates their Christmas card, and which was released earlier this month, Princess Charlotte sits in a chair surrounded by the rest of the family.

Everyone is wearing a white shirt, with Kate, Princess of Wales and her daughter Charlotte, 8, standing out in jeans, while William, Prince of Wales, is wearing black trousers as is Prince George, 10. Prince Louis, 5, wears Bermuda shorts.

In the photo the couple shared on Christmas Day, the three children appear to be wearing the same clothes and shoes as the photo on the Christmas card.

The family are expected to spend Christmas in Sandringham, Norfolk.