Revealed: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Christmas e-card showing baby Archie crawling towards camera lens – as the couple ditch paper versions following row over their carbon footprint from plane travel

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s family Christmas card shows the couple grinning as adorable baby Archie stares down the camera lens.

The enchanting family photo shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex laughing as they pose in front of a Christmas tree, with Archie’s cute face popping up in the foreground of the image.

The festive black and white card was shared on social media by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust on Monday night and says: ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours.’

At the bottom is says ‘this year we have chosen to send our holiday card electronically.’

a screenshot of a social media post: The enchanting family photo shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex laughing as they pose in front of a Christmas tree, with Archie's cute face popping up in the foreground of the image© Provided by Daily Mail The enchanting family photo shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex laughing as they pose in front of a Christmas tree, with Archie’s cute face popping up in the foreground of the image

It is understood that copies of the image, taken by the couple’s friend Janina Gavankar, were emailed to friends and staff on Monday and hard copies sent to family.

It comes after the royal couple, who have been outspoken on environmental issues, were accused of hypocrisy for their high carbon footprint, after taking a number of private jets in the past year.

In a tweet on Monday evening the Trust said: ‘Just sharing the sweetest Christmas Card from our President and Vice-President, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Very Merry Christmas, everyone!’

A source told the Mirror: “Harry and Meghan sent a selection of hard copy cards to family but chose to send their cards electronically this year with the aim of being environmentally conscious as well as being in Canada where they are currently enjoying a six week break away from royal duties.” 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took Archie away for an extended break last month in Canada, and have been keeping a low profile ever since.

The duchess, a former actress, lived and worked in Toronto during her time starring in the popular US drama Suits, and the couple were famously pictured together when Meghan joined her then-boyfriend Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games in the Canadian city.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex  attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on November 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)© 2019 Samir Hussein LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on November 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The Sussexes are likely to have spent the US Thanksgiving celebrations, which this year fell on November 28, with the duchess’ mother Gloria Ragland.

The couple have missed the Queen’s pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

And they will not be present for the traditional royal family gathering at the monarch’s private Sandringham estate on Christmas Day.

Some Royals have insisted the couple should break their six-week long visit and return, after Prince Philip spent a fourth night in hospital.

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

 

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