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Harry, Meghan and Archie share adorable 2020 family Christmas card

The image has been illustrated and their family dogs make a star apperance

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared their 2020 Christmas card, which features an illustrated family photo with son, Archie. Courtesy Mayhew / Duchess of Sussex 
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared their 2020 Christmas card, which features an illustrated family photo with son, Archie. Courtesy Mayhew / Duchess of Sussex 

Just two days before Christmas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's family Christmas card has been shared with the world.

The image has been illustrated, based on a photo by Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, and shows the couple with their son, Archie, 1, outside a playhouse in the garden of their Montecito, California home.

Also featured in the images are their two dogs – the black labrador, Pula, and rescue beagle, Guy.

The image was shared by Mayhew, the British animal welfare organisation that the duchess is a patron of.

“This year we, as a family, have made donations to several charities with you in mind,” the duchess has written in the card, according to the organisation.

“From a local California organisation that helps families transition out of homelessness, to two of our UK patronages: one that supports animal and community welfare, and the other, a memorial fund for a cherished friend that helps to educate children and fight poverty in Uganda, we have honoured their work on behalf of all of us.”

A spokesperson for the family added: “The original photo of the family was taken at their home earlier this month by the duchess’s mother. The small Christmas tree, including the home-made ornaments and other decorations, was selected by Archie, and the tree will be replanted after the holidays.”

Earlier this month, Prince Harry's brother, Prince William, shared his official family Christmas card, along with his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their three children, George, 7, Charlotte, 5, and Louis, 2.

The image shows the couple sat with their children on bales of hay in front of stacked firewood. The photo was taken in the autumn at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, by Matt Porteous.

epa08889438 A handout photo made available by Kensington Palace of the 2020 Christmas card of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge which features an image taken in the autumn by photographer Matt Porteous showing the Duke and Duchess with their three children Prince George (left), Princess Charlotte (right) and Prince Louis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder. EPA/Matt Porteous / KENSINGTON PALACE /HANDOUT THIS IMAGE IS PROVIDED FOR FREE EDITORIAL USE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2021 WHEN IT MUST BE REMOVED FROM ALL SYSTEMS AND THOSE OF YOUR SUBSCRIBERS. USE OF THE IMAGE AFTER THIS DATE WILL REQUIRE PERMISSION FROM KENSINGTON PALACE. THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS STRICTLY FOR E HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
The 2020 Christmas card of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Matt Porteous / Kensington Palace

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are both happily smiling for the photo, while their younger brother, Prince Louis is positively beaming.

The royal brothers' father, Prince Charles, has also released his chosen 2020 Christmas card image, with wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s Christmas card might not be very festive, but it is certainly bright and cheerful. Taken in what looks to be the height of summer, with the pair surrounded by stunning flowers, the image was captured in the garden of Birkhall, Scotland.

Birkhall is the private residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. It’s also the former home of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, on the Balmoral estate on Royal Deeside, who described it as a “little big house”.

Undated handout image provided by Clarence House of the 2020 Christmas card of Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, which features a photograph taken by a member of their staff in the early autumn, at Birkhall, Scotland, Britain. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall/Clarence House via REUTERS THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE DIGITALLY ENHANCED, MANIPULATED OR MODIFIED IN ANY MANNER OR FORM AND MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH WHEN PUBLISHED. THIS IMAGE IS PROVIDED FOR FREE EDITORIAL USE UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021 WHEN IT MUST BE REMOVED FROM ALL SYSTEMS AND THOSE OF YOUR SUBSCRIBERS. USE OF THE IMAGE AFTER THIS DATE WILL REQUIRE PERMISSION FROM CLARENCE HOUSE. THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS STRICTLY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE, INCLUDING SOUVENIRS, COVERS, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL OR NON-EDITORIAL USE PERMITTED. THE PHOTOGRAPH CANNOT BE CROPPED, MANIPULATED OR ALTERED IN ANY WAY. NO CHARGE SHOULD BE MADE FOR THE SUPPLY, RELEASE OR PUBLICATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
Prince Charles and Camilla shared their Christmas card, which was taken in the garden of their private residence in Scotland. Instagram / Clarence House

Updated: December 24, 2020 11:07 AM

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