Royal fanatics finally got a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter, Lilibet Diana, when they posted their holiday card on Thursday, December 23.
In the photo, the couple pose with their two kids, Lilibet, 6 months, and Archie, 2, in front of their Montecito, Calif., home.
"Happy Holidays," the card reads. "This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a 'Mama' and a 'Papa', and Lili made us a family. As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave."
After the photograph made waves, their pal Alexi Lubomirkski — who has captured other milestone moments with the couple — admitted he loved everything unfold.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Archie and Lilibet," he wrote via Instagram. "This is one of those rare and special projects, that one is fortunate enough to be a part of. To be able to continue the story of this family whom I first photographed as an engaged couple, then on the day of their wedding, as a married couple and now seeing their love manifest into two beautiful children, has been a delightful honour."
He added, "Anyone who has seen my #AllLoveSeries, will know that one of the greatest joys I receive from photography, is when I am able to photograph "love" in some form or another.To be trusted by your subjects enough, to open themselves up and have their connection documented and translated into an image, is one of the greatest gifts a photographer can have. This day with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was one such joyous experience, and one that I feel extremely privileged to have been invited to capture. X."
Team Rubicon first released the photo online. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had the opportunity to connect with Team Rubicon earlier this year during their visit to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst," a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement. "They were moved by Task Force Liberty, home to 10,000 Afghan refugees, and their donation will support resettlement sites like TF Liberty across the country, particularly as they find permanent homes for Afghan refugees in 2022."
"In addition to focusing on Afghan resettlement, we are also making contributions to organizations supporting families through paid leave, something The Duchess of Sussex has previously noted is a humanitarian issue that she believes must be urgently addressed in the United States," the message continued.