MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry released their glossy Christmas card last week – but another version also appeared on their website, along with an inspirational message.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a colourful photo of themselves for this year’s greeting card, but opted to put a sleek black and white version on their Archewell website.
Royal fans were quick to spot the photo on the website and many commented on how it was a “lovely” photo.
Some pointed out it hearkened back to Meghan and Harry’s monochrome cards in 2018 and 2019.
The greeting – which was live on the website from October 18 – came with a message that read: “Each of us can change our communities.
“All of us can change the world – Harry & Meghan.”
Black and white photography is clearly the festive theme this year, with Kate Middleton andWilliam choosing it for their festive card.
Instead of donning Christmas jumpers, this year the Prince and Princess of Wales, both 41, opted for the entire family to wear white shirts with dark trousers.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent their colourful virtual greeting card by email on Friday 15 December.
Sent on behalf of their Archewell organisation, it featured a gorgeous photo of the pair beaming.
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Meghan, 42, can be seen wearing a strapless green dress with her brunette mane tied back into a low bun.
Meanwhile, 39-year-old Prince Harry can be seen in a black suit with a matching shirt underneath.
The photo was taken during the closing ceremony of the 2023 Invictus Games, which took place in Germany.
The pair could be seen clapping as the U.S. team walked onto the stage as Bruce Springsteen’s hit song Born in theplayed at the time.
“We wish you a very happy holiday season,” they wrote on their greeting card.
“Thanks for all the support in 2023!”
It also linked to the pair’s annual Archewell Foundation impact report, which had a video highlighting some of the work they have been most proud of this year.
Meanwhile, Prince William and his wife Kate’s Christmas card featured Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Kate can be seen smiling from ear to ear with her hand wrapped around her 10-year-old son Prince George’s waist.
, meanwhile, has a loving hand on their youngest child, five-year-old Prince Louis’ shoulder.
Princess Charlotte takes centre stage in the snap as she sits on a large black chair with one leg crossed over the other.
“Our family Christmas card for 2023,” they wrote on Instagram, followed by a Christmas tree and a red heart emoji.
And people took the opportunity to gush over the children with many in disbelief over how grown up they look.
One person wrote: “So beautiful [red heart emoji] George is so tall!! Charlotte aQueen Elizabeth.”
Another said: “Great family photo, can’t get over how quickly the children are growing up”.
While a third added: “Charlotte has the nobility and ladylikeness of the late Queen Elizabeth”.
Though Meghan and Harry did not include their children in their card, it’s not a complete surprise as they’ve been open about keeping them private before.
During an interview with The Cut, Meghan explained that she had a problem with the paparazzi attempting to take snaps of her kids.
“That doesn’t make me obsessed with privacy,” she explained. “That makes me a strong and good parent protecting my child.”