Royal fans have been treated to a few surprises from the Sussexes recently. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan released a lovely Christmas card featuring Archie the same week news came out that they were enjoying private time in Canada. The family of three released another photo of Archie and his dad to round out 2019. And fans still cannot get enough with many looking into the last picture for clues and ways to copy Archie's adorable outfit! Another interesting tidbit about the photo is that it is reportedly taken by Meghan!
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“Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support! We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Special thanks to Chris Martin and @Coldplay for allowing us to use one of their songs Photo and video © SussexRoyal Thanks to PA for additional images and footage
The outdoor shot shows little Archie in Harry's arms with the father beaming at his bundled up son. Meghan is inconspicuously absent compared to the Christmas photo, and that is because she is behind the lens, according to People.
A royal source told the publication the viral photo was taken over American Thanksgiving.
In December, we reported Prince Harry and Meghan were able to spend the holiday in the United States with close family. Royal correspondent Omid Scobie and ITV News royal producer Lizzie Robinson both stated the Sussexes were in the United States in the beginning of December. It was thought that the young family was spending time with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland as part of their extended break.
A Sussex spokesperson confirms that Harry and Meghan are spending the holidays in Canada pic.twitter.com/ffy2vEB8Q6
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) December 20, 2019
Another interesting thing about the heartwarming photo of Archie has to do with the seven-month-old's hat! Archie's double pom-pom grey beanie is from Make Give Live, a sustainable social enterprise founded by New Zealand-based mom and fashion designer Claire Conza.
Products are produced through community-based knitting groups in New Zealand that foster connections and interactions. Furthermore, for every piece purchased, another is given to a New Zealander in need.
Duchess Meghan isn't the only shutterbug in the Royal Family! Her photo of Archie and Harry has a lot in common with those by keen amateur photographer Duchess Kate, who has captured many sweet moments featuring Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. This year, milestones the Duchess of Cambridge caught on camera included Prince Louis's first birthday portraits and the Cambridge clan's Christmas portrait in Norfolk.
In June 2019, Kate stepped out at the Royal Photographic Society workshop run by Action for Children, one of her patronages.