The sweet snap, also featuring big brother Archie, was shot at the couple’s California home.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are getting ready to ring in the holidays!
Today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released a new photo from their 2021 Christmas card, revealing the first photo of six-month-old Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana, whom the couple welcomed this past June. The sweet snap was shot this past summer at their Santa Barbara, California home by the Sussexes’ wedding photographer, Alexi Lubomirski. In the photo, the family of four smile widely as Meghan holds Lili up in the air and big brother Archie sits on Harry’s lap.
Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan, and two-year-old Archie coordinated in denim jeans, while baby Lili wore a frilly white set.
“This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family,” reads the card, which was first shared by Team Rubicon, a non-government organization that supports international disaster relief. This holiday season, the Sussexes teamed up with the nonprofit to make a charitable donation. “As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave.”
A spokesperson for the Sussexes explained that the couple connected with the organization earlier this year while visiting Join Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. “They were moved by Task Force Liberty, home to 10,000 Afghan refugees, and their donation will support resettlement sites like TF Liberty across the country, particularly as they find permanent homes for Afghan refugees in 2022,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
In addition to supporting Afghan refugees’ resettlement, the duke and duchess are also supporting families through paid leave, a cause that Meghan has been known to advocate for.