Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Share First American Christmas Card — and Archie Has Red Hair!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry released a family vacation card ahead of their first American Christmas in Montecito, California.
The card, which illustrates a photo, was published by Mayhew, Meghan's patronage of the UK animal welfare organization.
Front and center are the couple's 19-month-old son, Archie (who clearly inherited the red hair from father Harry!) And their two adorable dogs, Pula and Guy.
"I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," says the card.
"The original photo of the family was taken by the Duchess' mother at her home earlier this month," said a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. "The small Christmas tree, including the homemade ornaments and other decorations, was chosen by Archie and the tree will be replanted after the holidays."
The card offers a view of Meghan and Harry's backyard - and Archie's special playhouse!
"Archie is really happy and has room to run free," a source previously told PEOPLE. "The house has a play structure that he'll be climbing on in no time."
On the card, Meghan confirms that her family has made a personal donation to Mayhew who will support her important work helping dogs, cats and communities.
"This year, as a family, we donated to various charities for you," wrote Meghan. "From a local California organization helping families out of homelessness to two of our UK patrons: one that supports the welfare of animals and welfare and the other, a memorial fund for a valued friend who helps raise and raise children." to fight poverty in Uganda, we have recognized her work for all of us. "
Last year Meghan and Harry shared their first Christmas card as a family of three. They spent their final vacation season on Vancouver Island, Canada, as they made preparations to step down from their role as senior royals.
In 2018, the then-newlyweds released their first Christmas card as a couple with a snapshot from their royal wedding reception at Frogmore House.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 2019 Christmas Card
Chris Allerton The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 2018 Christmas Card
The couple were "excited" to celebrate their first Christmas together at their new California home, which they bought that summer. Just like on Thanksgiving, Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, will come to see them for the holidays.
The couple had fun decorating their new home for the season and even went Christmas tree shopping.
"Archie is thriving and growing fast. As a family, they spend hours outside," a source told PEOPLE.
Meghan and Harry suffered a heavy loss shortly after moving to Montecito. And with the time of reflection around Thanksgiving, Meghan decided to speak openly about her July miscarriage.
The Duke of Sussex / @ SaveChildrenUK Meghan Markle and Archie
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"Losing a child means suffering an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but spoken of by few," Meghan wrote in an article for the New York Times last month.
Christmas will look different for the entire royal family amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Queen Elizabeth has canceled the royal family's annual celebration in Sandringham as she and husband Prince Philip are isolated at Windsor Castle amid the ongoing pandemic.
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