The brand new household photograph from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex contains a smiling Archie on his dad’s lap, whereas Meghan sits subsequent to them and holds up Lilibet.
WASHINGTON — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared their annual Christmas card on Thursday, which contains a household photograph with their 2-year-old son Archie and the primary photograph shared publicly of their 6-month-old daughter Lilibet.
The photograph was taken this summer season by Alexi Lubormirski on the couple’s residence in California.
Within the household photograph, a smiling Archie sits on his dad’s lap, whereas Meghan is subsequent to them and holding Lilibet.
Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born in June, however the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had but to share a photograph of their daughter till now. The identify pays tribute to each Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose household nickname is Lilibet, and his late mom, Princess Diana.
“This yr, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a household,” the couple wrote on the vacation card.
The couple additional defined they’re making donations to seven organizations “that honor and shield households–from these being relocated from Afghanistan, to American households in want of paid parental go away.”
“Wishing you a cheerful vacation season and a affluent New 12 months, from our household to yours! As ever, Harry, Meghan, Archie & Lili.”
Meghan and Harry introduced in early 2020 that they’d be stepping away from their royal duties, citing what they stated had been the insufferable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media.
Regardless of leaving royal duties, Harry’s place within the order of succession to the throne stays. The primary seven locations stay unchanged: Prince Charles; Prince William; William’s kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis; Prince Harry, and his son, Archie.
Lilibet’s start moved Prince Andrew, who was born second in line in 1960, right down to ninth place.
The Related Press contributed to this report.