Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have released their first Christmas card since moving to California, showing 19-month-old Archie’s shock of red hair.
The couple can be seen playing with their young son in the garden of their $ 14.7 million Montecito home with dogs Pula and Guy.
The card was released Wednesday via Mayhew, the British charity for which Meghan, 39, is the patron.
It reads: ‘Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.’ The card is a drawing of a photo taken by Meghan’s mother Doria earlier this month.
A spokesman for the couple said: ‘The original photo of the family was taken at their home earlier by this Duchess’ mother.
‘The little Christmas tree including homemade ornaments and other decorations was chosen by Archie and the tree will be replanted after the holidays.’
The map gives a sneak peek into the family home and Archie’s playhouse.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have released their first Christmas card since moving to LA, showing 19-month-old Archie’s shock of red hair
The couple can be seen playing with their young son in the garden of their $ 14.7 million Montecito home with dogs Pula and Guy
On the card, Meghan writes: ‘This year, as a family, we have made donations to several charities with you in mind.
‘From a local organization in California that helps families change homelessness, to two of our UK protections: one that supports animal and community welfare, and the other a memorial fund for a valued friend who helps educate children and fight poverty in Uganda, we have honored their work on behalf of us all. ‘
Harry, 36, and Meghan moved to Montecito after living in Tyler Perry’s $ 18 million, 12-bedroom, eight-bathroom Beverly Hills home after their move from Canada, after retiring as a senior royal in March.
In November, Meghan wrote for The New York Times about her abortion in July. ‘Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief that many experience but few have talked about,’ she wrote.
The couple, who are understood to be spending the festive period with Doria, recently announced that they have signed a lucrative podcast deal with Spotify worth up to £ 30 million.
They will produce and host their own shows as part of the newly created Archewell Audio – starting with a ‘holiday special’ which the couple hopes will ‘lift audiences around the world’.
Last year, Harry and Meghan’s family Christmas card showed the couple grinning as baby Archie stared down at the camera lens.
In 2018, the then newlyweds sent a black-and-white photo from their summer wedding at Frogmore House.
Last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s family Christmas card showed the couple grinning as the cute baby Archie stared down at the camera lens (pictured)
In 2018, the then newlyweds sent a black-and-white photo from their summer wedding
The festive black and white card showed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex laughing as they stood in front of a Christmas tree with Archie’s face in the foreground.
It was shared on social media by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and read: ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours.’
In a tweet, the trust said: ‘Just to share the cutest Christmas card from our President and Vice President, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Merry Christmas, everyone! ‘
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall released their official Christmas card in 2020 last week and chose a sincere image as they relaxed in the gardens of Birkhall.
It shows that the whole family has cozy winter clothes with the eldest child Prince George, seven, sitting next to his father, Prince William.
The picture: Cambridges’ Christmas card. The family spent Christmas alone after the government changed the rules yesterday
Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, 73, have released their official Christmas cards in 2020 and choose a candid image as they relax in the gardens of Birkhall
Princess Charlotte, five, is seen sitting on her mother’s Kate Middleton’s lap wearing a Ralph Lauren jumper, while the youngest of the Prince Louis clan, two, nestles between her parents, both 38.
Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, 73, have spent much of the year at their Scottish residence, choosing to spend the first shutdown of their home in Aberdeenshire and returning for a summer holiday.
In their photograph, Prince Charles can be seen with his arm around Camilla as they share a laugh in the garden.