The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released their first family Christmas card, and royal fans couldn't stop from gushing about how adorable little Archie is in the photo.
As fans have become well aware, Christmas comes with several family cards from celebrities, especially the royals.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa | Photo: Getty Images
However, this year's festivities became extra special after a Christmas card from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and baby Archie was released, as noted by People.
The tweet, as USA Today reported, featured baby Archie owning the front and center spot as he stared straight at the camera.
Meanwhile, his parents – Megan Markle and Prince Harry – appeared to be sitting in the background as they both smiled under a shining Christmas tree.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex tend to their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa | Photo: Getty Images
The words on the card read:
"Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours."
The cute family snap warmed several hearts on social media and they made no hesitation in expressing their delight on Twitter.
A third fan reiterated that fact, writing:
"Omg!! Love it!! Beautiful family! Gorgeous Archie Harrison taking center stage. He is adorable."
Another fan noted that the toddler's place on the card gave it a "unique appearance."
A fifth Twitter user exclaimed that the 7-month-old royal was "super adorable."
People further revealed that the sweet Christmas pic was shot by Megan's friend, Janina Gavankar – who made a recent appearance on "The Morning Show" alongside actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
Janina and Meghan have reportedly been friends since before the "Suits" actress joined the royal family. The publication noted that the photographer had shared several pictures from the royal nuptials and had even captioned one photo,
"Right before we watched our friends combine their hearts, forever."
Janina Gavankar attends the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle | Photo: Getty Images
Upon this revelation into the duo's friendship, it made sense that Janina was hired to snap the picture of the royal family's first-holiday card as a family of three.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match, in which Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex were competing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club | Photo: Getty Images
The reason for their absence would be that the family-of-three took a six-week break from royal duties.
Additionally, a source revealed that the couple's time off was necessary amid worries that the intense scrutiny they faced in recent times has been tough on them.