In last year's electronic Christmas card that was shared by the royal duo, their son Archie was the center of attention.
Christmas is almost here and so are the cheers. Other than decorating the house with lights, some people follow the tradition of sending gift cards. The royal family isn't alien to it. They send out family portrait cards to everyone they love. Prince William and Kate Middleton recently shared their adorable Christmas card featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Now, it's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released their family holiday card featuring an illustration of a picture that was clicked by Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, reported People. The card was released through Mayhew which is the Duchess' animal welfare patronage in the U.K. This would be the first American Christmas of the royal duo in Montecito, California.
In the card that reads "Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," the couple's 19-month-old son Archie can be seen in the center with his mop of red hair that he's clearly inherited from his father, along with their two cute pooches, Paula and Guy. Prince Harry and Meghan look on adoringly at their son, as he enjoys the moment.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed, “The original photo of the family was taken at their home earlier this month by The Duchess’s mother. The small Christmas tree, including the homemade ornaments and other decorations, were selected by Archie, and the tree will be replanted after the holidays.”
The holiday card gives a glimpse of Archie's favorite space in the house, their backyard, as well. A source previously told People that little Archie is loving his new house. "Archie is really happy, and he has space to run free. The house came with a play structure that he’ll be climbing in no time."
In the card, Meghan revealed that the family has made some personal donations to Mayhew in order to support the noteworthy work they have been doing to help dogs, cats, and other communities. She wrote, “This year we, as a family, have made donations to several charities with you in mind."
"From a local California organisation that helps families transition out of homelessness, to two of our U.K. patronages: one that supports animal and community welfare, and the other, a memorial fund for a cherished friend that helps to educate children and fight poverty in Uganda, we have honoured their work on behalf of all of us.”
Last year, the then-month-old Archie made sure that he was the center of attention in the Christmas card that was shared by the Twitter account The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Prince Harry and Meghan spent their last holiday season on Vancouver Island in Canada as they prepared to step down from their roles as senior working royals.
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
Back in 2018, the couple shared their first Christmas card which featured a gorgeous unseen wedding snap from their reception at Frogmore House, as per Towns & Country.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle just shared their 2018 Christmas card photo and we cannot cope. We'll be waiting by the letterbox... pic.twitter.com/CCUlzaIZlH— British GLAMOUR (@GlamourMagUK) December 14, 2018
According to People, both Prince Harry and Meghan are excited to celebrate their first Christmas in America. Meghan's mother would be joining the couple for Christmas as she did for Thanksgiving. From decorating the house to going Christmas tree shopping, the trio is making every moment count. According to an inside source, "Archie is thriving and growing quickly. As a family, they spend hours outside."
Christmas would be a bit different this year for everyone around the world with the ongoing pandemic, and the royal family is no exception. According to reports, Queen Elizabeth has canceled the family's tradition of celebrating Christmas at Sandringham estate, which is the Queen's Norfolk home, breaking their decades-long tradition. This year she will be isolating with Prince Philip at Windsor Castle.