This is yet another incident that shows how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are subtly and steadily carrying their parents' legacy forward.
Recently, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry issued their first Christmas card and it took people's breath away. The card featured an adorable Archie crawling towards the camera looking curious, with mama and papa Sussex laughing in the background. It was sent to family and close friends in an e-card format to make it environment-friendly. On Twitter, it was released in a GIF format so people could see the stars twinkling.
Just sharing the sweetest Christmas Card from our President and Vice-President, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Very Merry Christmas, everyone! pic.twitter.com/McOcHALoGl— The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (@queenscomtrust) December 23, 2019
Not only has their first Christmas card won the hearts of many people but its similarity with the Christmas cards of Prince Charles and Princess Diana is also noteworthy. The candid photo is reminescent of the People's Princess with her boys in the Christmas cards from the 80s.
There are many instances that prove that Prince Harry tries to follow in the footsteps of his late mother whenever he can. Also, Meghan Markle's down-to-earth personality and empathy for the common people reminds many of Lady Diana, who was loved and cherished for the very same qualities. Her endearing and candid smile on the card has a striking resemblance to Diana's warm smile that never left her face despite ups and downs.
The 2019 Christmas card of the Sussex royals exudes the same warmth, candidness, and family vibe that their parents' did, back in the 80s. The royal family has been taking Christmas photos since the beginning of the 20th century, reports E!Online. While the look of the Christmas cards has changed with time, one cannot deny that Harry and Meghan's card exudes the same message of love and togetherness that the beloved People's Princess was known for.
It does not end there, the Christmas card photo of Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the kids are eerily similar to one of their family photos when the princes were little. In several interviews, the princes have spoken about their love for Diana and how she was a doting mother to them. They have also revealed that she tried to bring them up with a certain sensitivity and empathy which both of them cherish and swear by, today.
The similarity of the 2019 cards with that of the 80s ones also means that the princes want to send out the message of togetherness and express the value of family bonds. We might have come a long way from the 80s but when it comes to family, the old school values and traditions go a long way in retaining happiness and warmth in relationships.