Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have sent out Christmas thank you cards which feature a photo of the dressed-down couple sheltering from the rain in Australia.
The snap of the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, was taken during their October 2018 visit to Dubbo, Australia, which marked their historic first international tour together and also took them to New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga over 16 days.
The photograph, which has been recycled from their 2019 Christmas reply, shows Meghan, who was pregnant with son Archie at the time, holding an umbrella over Harry’s head while he gives a speech to locals in the touching image.
It was shared on Twitter by royal fan account GertsReplies, who revealed his card had arrived in the post yesterday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have sent out thank you cards which feature a photo of the dressed-down couple sheltering from the rain in Australia (pictured)
In the note, the couple told how they ‘appreciate’ the ‘kind words’ and thanked the royal fan for his ‘thoughtful message’ (pictured)
The back of the envelope featured the couple’s usual monogram, while printed on the reverse of the image was the thank you message sent on behalf of the royal couple.
It read: ‘Thank you for your thoughtful message. We appreciate your kind words and the time you have taken to write to us on this special occasion.
Sending you our warmest wishes.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.’
Alongside an image of the card, the royal fan account penned: ‘The Sussexes 2020 Christmas Reply arrived today! (And yes, their mail is still be handled by the Correspondence Section at Clarence House)’ (pictured)
Harry and Meghan hosting a special Time100 talk Tuesday, October 20, 2020, focusing on the digital world (pictured)
Last year’s card featured a similar thank you note, which was written on behalf of the royal couple
Alongside an image of the thank you note, GertsReplied wrote: ‘The Sussexes 2020 Christmas Reply arrived today! (And yes, their mail is still be handled by the Correspondence Section at Clarence House).’
It marks the second year since the royal couple’s Christmas reply has failed to feature their son, Archie.
However, the message this year appears to be much more personal, with the note worded as if it has come from the royal couple, rather than written on their behalf.
Last year’s more impersonal message instead read: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, thank you for the very kind message you sent for Christmas.
‘This was most thoughtful of you and greatly appreciated by Their Royal Highnesses who send their best wishes for Christmas, and for the New Year.’
This post was first published on DailyMail.