Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have finally shared their family Christmas card and it is the most adorable picture ever...
The big day is almost upon us...
via: GettyWith Christmas Day just 1 more sleep away, we're all very excited to have been given an early festive surprise.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have decided to share a shot of their Christmas card...
via: GettyAnd everyone's saying the same thing about their son, Archie.
"Wow, he looks just like his dad."
via: GettyHonestly, the resemblance is uncanny. Keep scrolling to have a look at the beautiful photo for yourselves.
Now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex worked tirelessly together to fulfill their royal duties...
via: GettySince their highly-publicized wedding in 2018, the couple took part in many royal tours and visits all around the world.
Naturally, the world fell in love with the new Duchess.
via: GettyHer beautiful looks and elegant demeanor captured hearts all around the world, and her work for feminism and women's charities has set an excellent example within the royal family.
Cracks began to show early, however...
via: GettyMeghan was quickly criticized upon her entrance into the royal family, and not all the complaints were because she "wasn't royal enough." A family feud with her father, Thomas Markle, was quickly made very public and, when he didn't attend the wedding, the heat was turned onto Meghan.
Meghan has also been branded a "diva" by numerous sources since she became royalty.
via: GettyReports came through that Meghan was extremely high-maintenance in the palace and servers who worked for her had reportedly even quit their jobs due to her behavior. Of course, none of these reports are reliable, but they certainly made their way through newspapers around the world.
Meghan's parenting style has also been criticized.
Meghan's eventful life was something that the papers simply loved to pick apart...
via: GettyAnd it seemed that British tabloid paper, The Mail on Sunday, took things a step too far when they published an intimate and private letter that Meghan wrote to her father earlier this year.
The Duke and Duchess had no choice but to take legal action against publishers of the Daily Mail...
via: GettyThis decision came as Prince Harry made a highly personal attack on the British tabloid press over the treatment of his wife, saying that he could "no longer be a silent witness to her private suffering."
And it was following from this scandal that the couple made their shock announcement.
via: GettyThe royal couple announced via their joint Instagram page at the start of the year that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family. "After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the post read.
The couple explained how they planned to split their time between North America and the UK.
This was a huge deal.
via: GettyAnd, obviously, their decision shook things up. "We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, and all relevant parties."
Twitter exploded with reactions to the news, and they were certainly mixed.
It’s perfectly ok for Harry & Meghan to step back from royal duties. Clearly they’re not happy. What’s not ok is c… https://t.co/m3dwC1ifSK— common sense (@common sense)1578554305.0
Apparently, the pair didn't tell anyone about the news, instead opting to break it through Instagram.BBC, no other senior members of the Royal Family were consulted - including the Queen - and Buckingham Palace is "disappointed." The report also claims that senior royals are said to be "hurt" by the controversial announcement.
But can they really blame Meghan and Harry for making this decision?
via: GettyThe couple, especially Meghan, have received an unbelievable amount of negative press and comments over the years - which is enough to drive anyone mad.
The couple have now moved to LA with their son, Archie.
via: ShutterstockMaking it across the border mere hours before it closed, Meghan and Harry are reportedly riding out the coronavirus pandemic in a secluded compound in Malibu.
And, thanks to the move, things have changed for the better.
via: Getty Images"Meghan’s thrilled to have escaped the chaos of London. She feels like a new person," a source close to the pair said. "On top of not being hounded by the British press 24/7, Meghan reportedly likes that she doesn’t have to worry about following outdated royal protocol anymore."
She can now live a normal life.
via: Getty“Meghan can go out in yoga pants and not be criticized for not following a dress code. She feels more relaxed and loves walking around fresh-faced with barely any makeup on."
And to make things even better for the pair...
via: GettyIt was reported that Harry and Meghan bought a $14.65 million mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara... making them neighbors with Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres.
It looks like they're having the time of their lives...
via: GettyAnd their new Christmas card also proves that.
The picture was released by Mayhew, a London-based animal charity who were thrilled to do the revelation.
via: Getty"We’re thrilled to receive wonderful Christmas wishes from our Patron," they wrote. "The Duchess of Sussex, who also made a personal donation, helping dogs, cats, and our community. From all of us at Mayhew, thank you and Merry Christmas."
Even though the post got mixed reactions, most of them were positive...
The gorgeous shot shows off Meghan, Harry, and their son Archie...
via: GettyThey're sat outside a mini playhouse (probably built for Archie, I don't think the couple will have any luck squeezing into that!) all laughing together with their little pup by their side too.
Here it is:
We’re thrilled to receive wonderful Christmas wishes from our Patron, The Duchess of Sussex, who also made a person… https://t.co/apA8dLJ5bu— Mayhew 🐶🐱 (@Mayhew 🐶🐱)1608759180.0