Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's leaked Christmas photo gives fans an illustrated look at Archie

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Thursday, 24 December 2020, 2:26PM

'Tis the season for Christmas card photos!

But while Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - who are now living in Los Angeles after stepping down as senior British royals earlier this year - are yet to publicly share the photo that has featured on their cards this year, the family of three's portrait has been leaked giving us a sneak peek at little Archie.

The festive portrait, which was shared via one of Meghan's patronages, Mayhew, on social media, features an illustrated scene of the family at their new home in Montecito.

The artwork shows Prince Harry, Meghan, and their son Archie all together outside, joined by their two beloved pups, Guy and Pula.

The original photo was taken at home earlier this month by Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, a spokesperson for the Sussexes revealed.

"The small Christmas tree, including the homemade ornaments and other decorations, were selected by Archie, and the tree will be replanted after the holidays," the rep added.

In addition to sending a Christmas card, the couple also made a personal donation to the animal-focused charity based in the U.K..

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"Duck! Rabbit!" with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex (and Harry, The Duke of Sussex behind the camera), read to their son Archie for his 1st birthday. Happy Birthday, Archie! . Thank you #DuchessMeghan for helping us to raise urgent funds for our coronavirus appeal by reading "Duck! Rabbit" by @akrfoundation, illustrated by @tlichtenheld (published by @chroniclekidsbooks). . As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, children’s lives are being turned upside down. By donating to Save with Stories, you can support the most vulnerable families in the UK and around the world by helping to provide early learning packs, supermarket vouchers, essential household items and virus protection. . Please donate today by visiting our website. Link in bio. . Or you can text STORIES to 70008 to give a one-off donation of £5. . Together, we can help families get through this. . You can only donate via text from a UK mobile. You’ll be billed £5 plus standard rate text message. We receive 100% of your donation. By texting STORIES you agree to calls about fundraising appeals, campaigns, events and other ways to support. Include NO PHONE to opt out of calls. Queries? 02070126400. Read our Privacy Policy The Save the Children Fund is a charity registered in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570) . #SaveWithStoriesUK #SaveWithStories #GrowingThroughThis

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Alongside a picture of the Christmas card, Mayhew's CEO Caroline Yates expressed her gratitude toward the Sussexes and their generous donation to the organisation.

"We’re thrilled to receive wonderful Christmas wishes from our Patron, The Duchess of Sussex, who also made a personal donation, helping dogs, cats and our community.

From all of us at Mayhew, thank you and Merry Christmas."