In news that has delighted royal fans everywhere, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have shared their 2021 Christmas card with the world.
But to make the news even sweeter, it features the entire family-of-four and we have our official first look at Lilibet.
Taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who also shot Harry and Meghan’s engagement photos back in 2017, the photo shows the foursome at their Santa Barbara, California home.
Whilst Harry, Meghan and Archie, two, keep it casual in jeans, baby Lili, who was born back in June, is all smiles in her frilly white set and is being lifted into the air by her proud mum.
“Happy Holidays,” the card, that was first shared by non-government organisation Team Rubicon, read.
“This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.
“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 stunning family photo was given to Team Rubicon, who support international disaster relief and are an organisation the Duke and Duchess of Sussex connected with earlier this year during their visit to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
“They were moved by Task Force Liberty, home to 10,000 Afghan refugees, and their donation will support resettlement sites like TF Liberty across the country, particularly as they find permanent homes for Afghan refugees in 2022,” a Sussex spokesperson said in a statement.
Photographer Alexi reposted the photo to his own account and admitted on Instagram: “This is one of those rare and special projects, that one is fortunate enough to be a part of.
“To be able to continue the story of this family whom I first photographed as an engaged couple, then on the day of their wedding, as a married couple and now seeing their love manifest into two beautiful children, has been a delightful honour.”
Alexi added that one of the “greatest joys” he receives from photography is when he’s “able to photograph ‘love’ in some form or another.”
“This day with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was one such joyous experience, and one that I feel extremely privileged to have been invited to capture.”
Aside from welcoming Lilibet, 2021 has been a monumental year for Harry and Meghan.
The couple made international headlines when they sat down with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and made bombshell allegations against the royal family.
The family will stay in California for the festive season.