Duchess of Sussex and son Archie got a touching mention from the Queen on her annual Christmas speech

The Duchess of Sussex and her son, Archie, got a touching mention from the Queen on her annual Christmas speech.

Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without the Queen addressing the nation, and this year she had a lot to reflect on.

One of the more positive things to come out of 2019 was little baby Archie, who received an adorable shout out from his great-grandmother during the speech.

She said, “Two hundred years on from the birth of my great, great grandmother, Queen Victoria, Prince Philip and I have been delighted to welcome our eighth great grandchild into our family.

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“Of course, at the heart of the Christmas story lies the birth of a child: a seemingly small and insignificant step overlooked by many in Bethlehem.

"But in time, through his teaching and by his example, Jesus Christ would show the world how small steps taken in faith and in hope can overcome long-held differences and deep-seated divisions to bring harmony and understanding.”

The sweet mention comes after it was confirmed Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are spending the festive period in Canada.

Their first Christmas card as a family was also shared by the The Queen's Commonwealth Trust on Twitter, featuring an adorable baby Archie in front of their Christmas tree.

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The decision to not spend their extended break in the UK was announced in November, in statement released by Buckingham Palace.

It read, 'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month.

'Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland. This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.'

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the managing editor of woman&home. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.