Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s eco Christmas card shows a desire to be a ‘cool’ A-list power couple with Archie as ‘the centre of their universe’
ROYAL fans were given a festive treat last night as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Christmas card was revealed online.
The sweet black-and-white image showed the new parents gazing adoringly at baby Archie – and a body language expert has said it proves they are the “ultimate A-list power couple”.
The adorable photo, which shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in fits of laughter behind their cute son, was released electronically to be eco-friendly.
Judi James told Fabulous Digital: “Harry reveals his passion for change is still a defining quality with this stylish and very non-traditional monochrome pose.
“Xmas cards are known for their warm colours and sparkle but this cool, fashionable look bucks that trend totally.
“The environmental considerations are clearly important given some of the criticism they have suffered in the past year, but otherwise this spontaneous-looking pose looks like something from a fashion magazine interview with an A-list power couple.”
Judi added that the card “blends humour with the feeling that we are watching a private moment between the clearly besotted parents and their adventurous son”.
Archie can be seen wearing contemporary British kids-wear label Boden, as he beams at the camera.
She added: “Harry and Meghan’s eyes are on their son, showing he is the centre of their universe, although their matching poses behind him as they sit casually on the floor gives us a new glimpse of the strong love ties between the couple themselves too.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s last Christmas card was a glossy black-and-white shot of the couple watching the fireworks at their evening wedding reception at Frogmore Hall in Windsor.
Judi said that both cards “suggest little has changed in terms of the Sussex couple's ambitions, intentions and sense of marketing themselves as a couple on the world stage.”
She said: “Both cards have an A-list feel to them, from the glamour of the wedding day to more casual glamour of what appears to be the couple at home this year.
“The monochrome shows a desire to be cool, stylish and rather different and on both cards we are being shown the couple in what is suggested to be a spontaneous, intimate and highly emotional moment rather than being directly engaged with them via their eye contact with the camera.”
“Both cards are also very high on romance. Harry and Meghan might not want to share their eye contact with the camera but they do appear keen to emphasise strength of their emotions, both as a couple and as parents.
“They were clearly besotted with one another in last year’s pose and this year they are showing how besotted they are with baby Archie, too.”
The card follows Kate Middleton and Prince William’s card being leaked online.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2019 card captured a sweet family outdoor scene with their three kids: Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-year-old Prince Louis.
In the image the three tots are wearing matching navy outfits as they pose on a vintage motorbike and sidecar with their parents.
Judi said: “This card is as traditional as the Sussex card is modern, showing the contrast between Harry and Meghan’s desire to update and be current versus William and Kate’s increasing role of providing stability and continuity in the royal family.
“Archie is very much the star of the Sussex’s card but it’s William who has moved back into starring role in his family line-up, sitting central with a relaxed, splayed pose while Kate looks a little out of place beside him in her floral dress, placing one hand on the bike to show she has a role.
“This shot looks more indulgent to William which is interesting given that Kate has been so much more in the limelight this year and often in a solo role.”
The Cambridges are due to spend Christmas at Sandringham with the Queen, while the Sussex family are currently on a six-week break from royal duties in Canada.
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