Each year on Christmas time, her Majesty wishes the entire nation a merry Christmas in her annual televised speech. Lots of fans tuned in and listened to her speech, but a few of them also noticed the photograph she has of her eight great-grandchildren, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The picture is among the first of the royal, and it captures the moment the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh saw the royal baby for the first time as his proud parents and grandmother Doria Ragland looked on.
The Queen was filmed giving her speech in Windsor Castle’s green drawing-room, with her sitting at a desk that had multiple photographs of her family on it, and a large Christmas tree in the background. The other pictures are from her and Prince Phillip, and of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The photo is the same one that the family used for their Christmas cards they sent out to fans for the festive season, with the five of them perched on and around a motorbike. The other photos are of Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, at the 50th anniversary of Charles being invested as the Prince of Wales. There is one black-and-white photo of the Queen’s father King George VI, taken as he was sending a message of hope and reassurance to the British people back in 1944.
For the Christmas period, the Queen will be joined by her extended family and the Cambridge family, with the Sussex deciding to celebrate Christmas separately. The couple is currently on a break from their royal duties and is enjoying some family time in Canada. It is expected that they will spend some time with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, but the exact location, be it US or UK, still being unknown. This is not as surprising as Kate and Prince William also spent Christmas with Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton in 2012 and 2016.