Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Holiday Card is All Business

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Holiday Card is All Business
Dominic Reid OBE Chief Executive Meghan Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry Duke of Sussex Elke Büdenbender and German...

(L-R) Dominic Reid, OBE Chief Executive, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Elke Büdenbender and German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attend the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games 2023 at Merkur Spiel-Arena on September 16, 2023 in Duesseldorf, Germany. 

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Another difference between the brothers’ cards is the sender. While William and Kate’s card is arguably a product of the Firm, as the organization around the monarchy is casually known, that’s not explicitly stated: instead, the “from” line on the virtual envelope reads “The Prince and Princess of Wales.” But Meghan and Harry’s card, appears to be a vehicle for the impact report from the pair’s Archewell Foundation, with a link to the report embedded in a virtual card from the couple, their foundation, and their audio and video company, Archewell Productions (which, based on its website, appears to be stagnant for now).

This isn’t the first time Harry and Mehgan have opted for the corporate holiday approach. Last year’s card also gave a nod to their companies, and used another candid photo—that time, from the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award Gala. They haven’t involved their kids in a holiday card since 2021, when they used to opportunity to share the first photo of Princess Lilibet, as well as a casually-clad Prince Archie.

Comparing the couples’ holiday cards has been a diversion since 2018, when Harry and Meghan sent a photo from their wedding reception in which only their backs were presented to the camera. Was that 2018 card a foreshadowing—unwitting or not—of things to come? Given the number of times the phrase “Harry and Megan have turned their backs on” something or other in the years since, perhaps it was.

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