Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Debut Daughter Lilibet In 2021 Xmas card

“This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry debuted their baby girl’s first picture via their Christmas card as a family of four on Thursday, December 23. 

In the picture, the couples six-month-old daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana, born in June this year, is held up in the air by Markle, 39, while Prince Harry, 36, beams next to them, with Archie on his lap.

The couple named their daughter after Queen Elizabeth, “whose family nickname is Lilibet,” read an official statement in early June following Lili’s birth. Her middle name, Diana, was “chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales,” according to the statement.

The family donned casual ensembles for the snap, with Harry and Meghan both wearing jeans while Archie and Lili wore white.

“This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world,” the caption on the card reads. “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 organizations that honour and protect families — from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave.” 

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry chose Alexi Lubomirski to capture their first public family photo since the birth of Lili at the couple’s home in Santa Barbara, California.

The fashion photographer has captured a number of milestone moments for the couple, including their engagement photos and official wedding portraits.

“This is one of those rare and special projects, that one is fortunate enough to be a part of,” Lubomirski said on Instagram of the family portrait. “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.”

The photographer added that shooting the photo was a “joyous experience.”

“Anyone who has seen my #AllLoveSeries, will know that one of the greatest joys I receive from photography, is when I am able to photograph ‘love’ in some form or another,” he wrote. “To be trusted by your subjects enough, to open themselves up and have their connection documented and translated into an image, is one of the greatest gifts a photographer can have.”

The couple made donations via their charity, the Archewell Foundation. Among the recipients are the American organizations Paid Leave for All and Team Rubicon.

Harry and Meghan are celebrating their second Christmas in California this year after stepping down as senior royals in March 2020.

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