Lilibet Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Image: RealTimeImages

LOOK: Prince Harry and Meghan share first photo of Lilibet

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle issued the first photograph of their daughter Lilibet on their Christmas card for 2021.

Lilibet Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Image: RealTimeImages

For their Christmas card this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared the first photo of their family of four – and the first glimpse of their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana.

Prince Harry and Meghan with Archie and Lilibet

In the image taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, Meghan is seen happily holding Lilibet in the air, while Harry balances their son Archie on his lap.

“This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world,” the couple wrote on the front of the card. “Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa,’ and Lili made us a family.”

According to CNN, Harry and Meghan also explained that they were donating money this year to several organisations “that honour and protect families,” including those that focus on Afghan resettlement, and organizations supporting paid parental leave in the US.

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Meghan gave birth to Lilibet in a Santa Barbara hospital in the United States in June this year. Lilibet – who was named after her grandmother, the late Princess Diana and the Queen – is eighth in line to the throne and shifted the royal line of succession, moving Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, into ninth in line.

Meghan and Harry’s Christmas cards

In 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan shared their Christmas card which saw the couple in front of their Christmas tree with baby Archie taking centre stage.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s Christmas card in 2019. Image: Sussexroyal

In 2020, the couple stepped down as senior members of the royal family and opted for an illustrated Christmas card.

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The holiday message included an illustration of Harry, Meghan, Archie, and their two pups in front of what appears to be a small playhouse.

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Prince Harry with his family in 2020. Image: Twitter/Mayhew