Harry and Meghan’s Christmas card is all business as pair keep it lowkey, but this detail could suggest they are sending a subtle message

Harry and Meghan’s lowkey Christmas card doesn’t include Archie or Lilibet

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Christmas card is more lowkey this year
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released their Christmas card for 2022, but some fans are a little underwhelmed. The paper-free card features a black and white photo of the pair, with a message from their numerous business ventures. The card sends holiday wishes from “The Archewell Foundation, Archewell Audio, and Archewell Productions” who “wish… health, peace, and a very happy new year!” They sign the card off with “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex”, which some have interpreted as a subtle message following calls to have them stripped of the honorary titles.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2022 Christmas card is here – but it’s not quite the festive treat many fans were hoping for.

Eschewing a new photoshoot, the digital Christmas card includes a photo of Meghan and Harry from their recent appearance at the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Award earlier this month.

The card wishes a “joyful holiday season” and then includes a message dedicated from the couple’s many businesses.

Harry and Meghan's digital Christmas card

(Image credit: Duke and Duchess of Sussex)

The full message reads, “From our family to yours, and on behalf of our teams at The Archewell Foundation, Archewell Audio, and Archewell Productions, we wish you health, peace, and a very happy new year!”

While many online have enjoyed the delightful holiday message, others have been left underwhelmed by the lack of a new photo or the inclusion of their two children.

One element of the digital Christmas card has stuck out for some, however. The card signs off with their official royal titles, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

This could be a sign that the pair are determined to hold onto the titles following the backlash to their Netflix docuseries and the ongoing comments on the Royal Family.

Harry and Meghan have kept their card lowkey after their Netflix series debuted earlier this month

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It was always very unlikely that the Queen would remove the titles from the couple, but this could soon change under King Charles.

Royal expert and biographer Robert Jobson said after the release of the Netflix series, “Harry claims in his Netflix docu-series he offered to give up his title Duke of Sussex. Given his and his wife's distaste for our constitutional monarchy, surely it is time for the Crown to accept his offer. The title was given in anticipation of service to the Crown and country.”

Members of British Parliament are also attempting to amend an old law in order to have the titles removed.

Bob Seely, an MP from England, told the PA news agency he would propose the private member’s bill early next year in an attempt to amend the 1917 Titles Deprivation Act.

If passed, it would see MPs vote on a resolution that could give the privy council the power to downgrade Harry and Meghan’s royal status. “There is a political issue,” he said. “As well as trashing his family and monetising his misery for public consumption, he is also attacking some important institutions in this country.”

Harry and Meghan aren’t the only royals to release their Christmas cards this week.

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s card this year has been dubbed one of their best yet and features a never-before-seen shot of the whole family.

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