When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped their Christmas card this year, the important breakthroughs from this moment were, in order:
1. The world finally got a glimpse of cute baby Lilibet Diana for the first time since her birth in June.
2. Archie has adorable red hair like his dad.
3. Prince Harry once again used a public moment as an opportunity to show his bare feet.
But the card also contained a sweet little tidbit about the family that may have initially gone overlooked. The photo, taken by Alexi Lubomirski, had a caption that, if you’re like us, might cause some light eye-misting:
“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.”
First of all, “made us a family” is such a beautiful way of putting that. Second, extreme props for using the big baby reveal to shout-out important causes like the relocation of Afghan refugees and Meghan’s deeply personal fight for paid family leave.
But lastly, Archie calling Prince Harry ‘Papa” is actually a cute family tradition for the royals. According to Express UK, that’s also the name Prince Charles used for his father, the late Prince Philip. Per the publication, Charles even…