Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release first photo of daughter Lilibet for their Christmas card

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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have delighted fans across the globe by releasing the very first photograph of their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Mountbatten-Windsor, in their official 2021 Christmas card.

The stunning family photo was taken by royal photographer Alexi Lubomiski, who posted it on his official Instagram on Thursday (23rd December), shortly after the Sussexes' festive card was released.

The card itself, which has been shared by royal correspondent Omid Schobie on Twitter, features the family pic alongside the simple message, "Happy Holidays".

The festive card also reveals young Archie's sweet nicknames for parents Harry and Meghan, who he calls "Mama" and "Papa".

The inside of the card reportedly reads: "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."

Little Lili – who was born on 4th June – couldn't look more adorable in the snap, as she is held up by a beaming Meghan Markle while doting dad Prince Harry looks on, his arm around big brother Archie.

Archie, now two, looks so grown up in the snap and bears a huge resemblance to dad Harry with his gorgeous auburn hair.

Writing about the special photo on Instagram, photographer Alexi Lubomiski said: "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."

Wishing the Sussexes a very merry Christmas!

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