Christmas is here a day early for royal fans as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, share a gorgeous new image of their family—marking our first glimpse of their six-month-old daughter, Lilibet Diana.
The Sussex pair shared the photo as part of their Christmas card, writing to fans: "This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world."
They continued: "Archie made us a 'Mama' and 'Papa,' and Lili made us a family."
The couple added they had donated to several organisations on behalf of their followers for Christmas.
"As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organisations that honour and protect families - from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave."
The organisations are: Team Rubicon, Welcome.US, Human First Coalition, Humanity Crew & Paid Leave For All, PL+US, Marshall Plan for Moms.
The image, which was snapped by a friend of the Sussexes, Alexi Lubomirski, shows the family dressed in a sweet (and very stylish) denim co-ord, with the ever-chic Duchess wearing blue jeans and a black sweater. Harry wears a denim shirt and jeans while little Archie Harrison, aged three, sits on his father's lap in another cute pair of denims.
Meghan and Harry welcomed baby Lilibet back in June, but they all kept details about her extremely private in subsequent months as they settled into life as parents of two.
Lilibet's name is a sweet nod to Queen Elizabeth II, whose nickname growing up (and by her late husband Prince Philip) was Lilibet. The newborn's middle name Diana is in tribute to Harry's late mother.
Meanwhile Archie Harrison is now three years old—as you can see in the new photo, he's already inherited his father's bright red hair. Adorable!
The family are currently living in Montecito, California (which is where the new snap was taken). It's likely they'll spend the holidays there together with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, who lives in Los Angeles.
Wishing the Sussex Family a very Merry Christmas!
Lead image credit: Alexi Lubomirski on behalf of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex.