Meghan Markle Christmas card latest – First ever glimpse of baby Lilibet Diana as Archie looks EXACTLY like Prince Harry

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have released their official 2021 Christmas card and it gives the world our first glimpse of baby Lilibet.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stuck with their tradition of unveiling the card on December 23rd but it came slightly earlier in the day than it has in recent years.

This year Meghan and Harry's second child Lilibet Diana is featured in an adorable scene.

Lilibet is seen giggling as Meghan holds her aloft while Archie and Harry sit along side them smiling along.

Archie looks the spitting image of his dad Harry as he is seen wearing a smart white shirt with a full head of red hair.

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    Inside Meghan & Harry's Xmas card

    The card was released with the sweet message: "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.”

    The card continued: "As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave: Team Rubicon, Welcome.US, Human First Coalition, Humanity Crew & Paid Leave For All, PL+US, Marshall Plan for Moms.

    "Wishing you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year, from our family to yours! As ever, Harry, Meghan, Archie & Lili".

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    The first photo of Lilibet

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex beamed as they showed off their little girl for the first time since she was born six months ago in the adorable family photo.

    In the holiday photo, taken by their wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski, Meghan can be seen raising a giggling Lilibet – who was named after the Queen – in the air.

    Meanwhile Harry, in ripped jeans and no shoes, laughs as he cuddles their son Archie, two.

    Lilibet, who was born in June this year, wore a gorgeous white smock as she beamed at her parents and brother.

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    Queen urged to hand over the throne

    Royal commentator Sarah Vine has insisted the monarch should hand the reins over to Prince Charles and enjoy retirement.

    Speaking to Palace Confidential on Mail+, Ms Vine said: “She could just retire and hand over to Charles.

    “She doesn’t have to die to do that, does she?

    “She could just say, ‘I’m still Queen’. That’s what I think would be the sensible thing.

    “I think he would have the chance to establish himself under her watchful eye and we’ll all get used to the idea.

    “And when she very sadly does die, it will be a very sad event but it won’t be a catastrophic headache.”

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    BREAKING: Meghan & Harry reveal first glimpse of Lilibet

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have revealed the first glimpse of baby Lilibet in a sweet family Christmas card.

    The Sussexes gleamed in the first picture of the foursome – with Meghan holding her daughter and Harry with his arm around Archie.

    The card 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.”

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    A more ‘formal’ Xmas celebration with Harry & Meghan

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will still find a way to celebrate the festive season with The Queen, an expert has claimed.

    Earlier this month, royal correspondent Neil Sean discussed how the Royal Family will be marking Christmas this year on his YouTube channel.

    Neil claimed: “There will be some gifts but it will be very formal.

    “[The Queen] is far too gracious to be childish and not include [Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the gift package.”

    However, the expert said the gift opening would take place at “a distance” and NOT over Zoom calls.

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    Prince William ‘will do what his granny asks’

    The Queen reportedly asked Prince William to stop flying in helicopters with the rest of his family over safety fears.

    And the Duke of Cambridge will likely follow his grandmother’s advice, according to royal commentator Russell Myers.

    Speaking to ITV’s This Morning, Mr Myers said: “There’s an old age rule that members of the Royal Family don’t travel together and the reason is because if disaster did strike, you would potentially have the line of succession absolutely obliterated.

    “The Queen has apparently had a quiet heard in William’s ear and said, ‘it’s about time to take your hand of the controls, split the family up when you are travelling whether it’s up to Norfolk or abroad’.

    “The reason is if with the Cambridge, unfortunately, tragedy did happen, we would see Prince Harry having to come back and take the line of succession.

    “Obviously that would be quite a hot potato with the Sussexes leaving the Royal Family and setting up home in America.

    “He’ll do what his granny asks him, I’m sure.”

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    Fears Harry and Meghan could RULE UK

    THE Queen has been urged to take action “straight away” over fears Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could become the next in line to the throne.

    Over the weekend, numerous sources claimed the Queen has “told William to stop flying his family in helicopters” as she is “terrified” of an accident that could affect the line of succession.

    This would therefore mean it would put Prince Harry directly next in line.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin, who has met and interviewed Prince Harry previously, said: “Action should be taken straight away.”

    Taking to Twitter she told her 23 thousand followers: “The thought of H or it would be M taking the throne is ………..!”

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    Queen ‘wants to set example’

    A royal expert has claimed that The Queen wants to set an “example” for the country and could break a Royal Family Christmas tradition this year, especially following the rising number of Omicron cases.

    Royal commentator Richard Eden told Palace Confidential: “She wants to set an example and she wants to set a good example but everything’s very difficult at the moment.

    “People can catch this new variant of the virus even if they’ve been vaccinated and so it might be possible they don’t walk to church because they don’t want to attract crowds even though they’re outdoors.”

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    Queen will stay at Windsor Castle for second year

    The monarch will stay at Windsor Castle for the second year running.

    It will also be her first Christmas without her late husband Prince Philip, who died in April aged 99.

    Last Christmas was the first in 32 years that Her Majesty had not been at Sandringham for the holiday as she spent the big day shielding at Windsor with the Duke of Edinburgh.

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    Queen 'disappointed' not to see Princess Anne at Xmas

    A spokesman said: “The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be with Her Majesty The Queen on Christmas Day.”

    Royal expert Angela Levin says the Queen will be "disappointed" that Anne will not be able to join the festive gathering.

    She tweeted: "The Queen will be disappointed not to see Princess Anne at Windsor because he husband Sir Timothy has tested positive for Covid. 

    "Anne is very dutiful and the offspring most like the late Prince Philip. Same sense of humour, same attitude. Hopefully he will recover soon."

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    Meghan really struggled’ with removal of her social media

    It has been claimed that Meghan Markle has “really struggled” when she had to give up her social media profiles to join the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Sussex, 40, had to delete her public Instagram account and blog, The Tig, when she joined the Royal Family. 

    Royal expert Neil Sean claimed that she “really struggled with the removal”.

    Speaking on his YouTube channel, Mr Sean said: “Meghan really struggled with the removal of her social media.”

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    Queen ‘kept awake’ by fear Harry will ‘dismantle’ Firm

    A royal commentator has claimed that The Queen has sleepless nights over fears the throne would be handed to Prince Harry if disaster ever struck Prince William’s family.

    Royal commentator Daniela Elser in The New Zealand Herald questioned whether Harry would “dismantle” the institution “he has shown a dearth of respect for or interest in.”

    Daniela also wondered how he would reshape or remake the organisation which “he has blamed for so many of his problems and so much of his unhappiness.”

    She said: “Given Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex’s loud and pique-fuelled bombardment of the palace this year, it would be understandable if even the remotest possibility of the monarchy ending up in their hands was something keeping his Gan Gan awake at night.”

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    The Queen’s mini pop-up shop

    Her Majesty, 95, has a very special shopping experience set up for her so she can pick gifts for her four kids, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    According to former butler Paul Burrell, who worked for the Queen and Princess Diana, the monarch gets her very own John Lewis pop-up shop at Windsor Castle.

    He told Closer magazine: “Firstly, she has catalogues sent to her, and then the Oxford Street branch of John Lewis sends her a selection of almost everything they stock.

    “There is a little ‘shop’ set up in the drawing room at Windsor Castle and the Queen can pop in and choose gifts at her leisure. Late at night, after dinner, usually around 10pm, she’ll pop into her little Christmas shop and do some shopping.

    “The Queen always chooses practical gifts that can be used – never ornaments or decorative things. So she might pick some picnic plates, a tablecloth, or a couple of hand towels. Then they are wrapped up and a truckload of presents are ready to go to Sandringham.”

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    BREAKING: Queen WILL host Christmas dinner

    THE Queen WILL host Christmas dinner with Prince Charles and Camilla after Princess Anne was forced to cancel over Covid.

    Anne, 71, will not be able to spend Christmas Day with the monarch as planned as her husband Sir Timothy Laurence has tested positive for Covid.

    It's understood retired Royal Navy vice admiral Sir Timothy, 66, and the Princess Royal are isolating at the Gatcombe Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

    But Her Majesty will be surrounded by her family – with Charles and Camilla joining her for dinner.

    A spokesman said: “The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be with Her Majesty The Queen on Christmas Day.”

    Read more here.

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    Real reason Queen can never reveal Prince Philip’s will

    One reason the late Duke’s will is not to be made public for at least 90 years is to protect the Sovereign’s position.

    Further to this, judge Sir Andrew McFarlane said it must remain secret to protect the Queen’s “dignity and standing”.

    Sir Andrew said to the BBC: “I have held that, because of the constitutional position of the Sovereign, it is appropriate to have a special practice in relation to royal wills.

    “There is a need to enhance the protection afforded to truly private aspects of the lives of this limited group of individuals in order to maintain the dignity of the Sovereign and close members of her family.”

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    Awkward moment Meghan Markle fan is busted

    TikTok user Laura-Ann Barr has shared the hilarious moment when the Duchess asked her if she had picked the bouquet from her own garden, pretending that she had.

    The woman shakes Meghan’s hand and gives her a bouquet of flowers, saying: “Nice to meet you, congratulations.”

    Meghan can be heard asking for Laura’s name, before saying: “Thank you, are these from your garden?”

    In a moment of panic, Laura replies: “Yes.”

    Meghan then adds: “Oh my goodness how sweet, thank you for thinking of me. That’s really kind.”

    Laura-Ann, who posts under @allthatspretty admittited that: “They were really just from Tesco.”

    One person wrote: “Sorry this is so funny.”

    Another added: “No hesitation,” while a third wrote: “Finds the price tag”, while a fourth queried: “What made her think they were from your garden?!”

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    Meg & Harry traded Frogmore Cottage for gorgeous property in Montecito

    The couple has traded in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor for their gorgeous property in Montecito. 

    The couple’s home is located on a private road with a large driveway and security gates. The property costs roughly $14million and is 18,000-square feet and spans five acres of land.

    The home has nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms with a separate guest house with another two bedrooms and bathrooms, according to reports. 

    The main house has a library, an office, a spa with a wet and dry sauna, a home gym, a games room, an arcade, a movie theatre, a wine cellar and a five-car garage.

    Outside there is a tiered rose garden, a tennis court, a tea house, a large outdoor pool and a children’s cottage for Archie and Lilibet.

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    You could be Meghan & Harry’s neighbour

    If you've got $29.5million to spare, the “Palace of Versailles” could be yours, which would also mean that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be your neighbours.

    The incredible five-bedroom, 10-bath mansion is located in the Birnam Wood community in Montecito, which has become popular among other celebs such as Oprah, Ellen Degeneres and Adam Levine.

    The mansion spans 12,000-square feet and sits on two acres of land.

    The home comes with imported French marble countertops in the kitchen and all throughout the estate as well as gold bathroom fixtures and chandeliers. 

    There is also a wine cellar that can hold 200 bottles of wine that you can get to via an underground tunnel.

    Other amenities include a full-service bar, a large home gym, sauna, steam room, swimming pool and putting green.

    Outside the property is a formal garden with a 1,000-year-old Carrara fountain. 

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    Meghan & Harry crowned world's 'most talked about' Royals of year

    The research conducted by Lucky Creek analysed global Google Trends data for the past year to establish which Royal couple had caused searches to skyrocket the most.

    And, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken the top spot.

    • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are revealed as the most ‘talked about’ Royals of the year with searches for the couple 64% higher than any other Royal couple
    • Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March was the most talked about Royal event of the year, with Prince Philip’s death being the second
    • Meghan and Harry were talked about 367% more than William and Kate during this year, despite not being working Royals

    Meghan Markle crowned ‘most intelligent Royal of all time’ 

    Research conductedby international education provider Oxford Royale, analysed QS World University Rankings the institutions attended by key members of the UK Royal family, to discover which Royal is the brightest of all. 

    • Meghan Markle is officially the smartest member of the UK Royal family, attending the highest-ranked university of all Royals surveyed 
    • Kate Middleton is the UK’s second cleverest Royal, attending the University of St Andrews alongside husband Prince William, but beating him to higher A-Level results (AAB) 
    • Princess Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall are also among the most intelligent members of the Royal family 

    Kate 'so excited to be hosting' Xmas concert

    The Christmas concert was filmed on December 8 this year, with an audience of about 1,200 people.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by carol-singing school children and reindeer outside Westminister Abbey.

    The ITV released a short clip, and the Duchess can be heard saying: "I am so excited to be hosting Together At Christmas here at Westminister Abbey". 

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      Kate accused of staging intimate William photo

      Kate Middleton and Prince William have been accused of staging a photo during the royals' Christmas carol concert.

      The event, which will air on Christmas Eve on ITV, was filmed at Westminster Abbey and features the likes of Ellie Golding, Leona Lewis and Kate Garraway.

      But some have accused the royal couple of staging photos during the event.

      Fans of the Duke and Duches of Cambridge took to Twitter to express their feelings, with one writing: that the photo looked "rehearsed".

      And another agreed, saying: "It is rehearsed anyway."

      A third wrote: "So she does stop grinning, she's either not getting her own way or reminding him who's boss"

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      ‘Regal’ Kate Middleton behaves ‘just like Queen’ (Continued…)

      Judi continued to say: “Whereas the Queen and Kate will tend to keep their hands held low to their torsos to allow themselves to be as visible and possible, Camilla will often create barriers to ‘hide’ behind, like her use here of the small bouquet of flowers that she holds chest and nearly face high as she chats to her hosts. 

      “Her smile might be non-regal but it projects high signals of warmth, with crinkling around the eyes and a pulling of the lips to suggest a desire for empathy and even sympathy. 

      “Camilla might not stand out at a royal gathering but she seems to use her body language to make her mark on more of a one-to-one basis, where she can look friendly and approachable.”

      Continuing on Kate, Judi said that: “Kate’s body language signals manage to blend a very elegant air of regality, specialness and status with a more respectful approach that at time entails some deliberate mirroring and even status-lowering to help bond with the public. 

      “While The Queen and Camilla appear to adhere to their own personal style, Kate is much more flexible and modern, moving between ‘regal’ and ‘down-to-earth/natural’ depending on what is needed at any time.” 

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      'Regal’ Kate Middleton behaves ‘just like Queen’

       Body language expert Judi James has compared Kate Middleton to Camilla Parker Bowles and how their style is different in public.

      Judi said: “The Queen’s body language is as unique as her role and her status. 

      “She uses space to help create her royal aura and her deliberate trait of dressing in bold, block colours to stand out would add to this idea of specialness."

      For Camilla, Judi said: “With a perilous route into the Royal Family at the highest level, Camilla’s body language signals have always been in almost direct contrast to the Queen’s and would be defined as ‘actively self-effacing and low-key’.

      “Camilla’s body language signals tend to hint at a subliminal desire to hide and to keep away from the spotlight.” 

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      Meghan could give evidence in Andrew’s sex case

      MEGHAN Markle could give evidence in the sex case being brought against Prince Andrew by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, her lawyer has said.

      David Boies reportedly believes the Duchess of Sussex has “important knowledge” and can be relied on to “tell the truth” about the royal’s behaviour.

      Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now 38, is suing Andrew, alleging he sexually assaulted her in New York, London and on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island when she was 17

      She has spoken about being abused by multi-millionaire Epstein and alleges the paedophile and Ghislaine Maxwell introduced her to the royal.

      The Duke of York has strenuously denied any wrongdoing and strongly refuted the allegations made in the lawsuit.

      Boies has now told The Daily Beast that Meghan could be served with a deposition to give evidence in the case.

      “She is somebody we can count on to tell the truth,” he said.

      He said since the Duchess of Sussex lives in the US “we have jurisdiction over her” and “at least for a period of time, was a close associate of Prince Andrew”.

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