Prince Harry, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and their jewel Archie is at the center of their Christmas card. Archie was born in May and he made his debut during the Royal couples tour in South African in September. “Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” the card says. It is signed, “from our family to yours.” The greeting was emailed to friends and colleagues on Monday, although hard copies were sent to family. The couple are taking a break from royal duties and are spending some time in Canada with their son, born in May.
According to BBC.com, meanwhile the Queen will use her Christmas Day message to say 2019 has been “quite bumpy”, following a year of arduous political division and a number of personal events affecting the Royal Family. Last year, the couple released their first Christmas card after just tying the knot. That card featured a photo from their royal wedding reception. The royal charity, which supports young leaders around the world, boasts Harry and Meghan as its president and vice president, respectively. The image was taken by actress and photographer Janina Gavankar, who is friends with the duchess. Members of the Royal family join Queen Elizabeth each year at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England for a Christmas celebration. The family opens their presents on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day. Where they then attend a church outing on Christmas Day, followed by lunch and other celebratory activities.
Meghan and Harry are the latest members of the royal family to release their annual holiday card. Kate Middleton and Prince William’s family Christmas card was released early. Their children, Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, are the stars of the holiday portrait, which was first shared by a Royal Air Force member who received the festive card from Kate herself. Considering that Kate is patron of the RAF. A rift has reportedly developed between Prince Harry and Prince William and Harry and Meghan have complained about the media scrutiny surrounding them as they settle into family life.
The card includes a black and white image of the royal couple in front of their Christmas tree with baby Archie taking center stage of the seriously cute snap. Meghan is wearing a knit sweater and black trousers while Harry dons his signature crisp white button down shirt. A source told BAZAAR.com that the electronic card was sent to friends, family, and the charities and patronages the couple have worked with. They decided to send a digital Christmas card as an environmentally friendly alternative to greeting the populace around the world. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, is reportedly joining them for the holidays as well in Canada. Markle lived in the country for several years prior to her marriage while shooting her television show “Suits.” This could probably be a time they can use to disconnect from the hectic politics in Britain this year and the family trouble they seemed to have been having.