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‘How lucky am I?’ Meghan Markle’s friend spills secret about Archie Christmas card photo

Harry and Meghan didn't 'play the game' with Archie says expert

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Actress Janina Gavankar took an adorable snap of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with baby Archie which was used for their official Christmas card picture two years ago. And in a new interview, Meghan’s friend has opened up about the sweet picture and revealed she took it with an iPhone.

Ms Gavankar told Good Morning America: “You know, it’s funny.

“First of all, how lucky am I that I just happened to be there in that moment and take that?

“That’s just an iPhone photo.

“But the thing is, these guys love each other so much.

“When you’re around people that have this much love in their household, moments like this happen all the time.

“It’s actually easy.”

The black-and-white snap shows little Archie crawling towards the camera as proud parents Meghan and Harry look on in delight.

Two years later, the Sussexes are now parents of two.

Archie, two, is a big brother to Lilibet Diana, who was born in June.

The couple shared the first picture of Lili with this year’s Christmas card.

The photograph shows a smiling Meghan holding her daughter in the air while Archie sits on Harry’s knee.

The family are casually dressed, while Archie’s curly red hair is clearly visible.

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The image was taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at the Sussexes’ Santa Barbara home in California

The couple wished supporters “happy holidays” in the card, which was sent via email through their Archewell charity.

A message alongside the photo read: “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.”

Harry and Meghan said they had made donations “on your behalf to several organisations that honour and protect families, from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave”.

The organisations include Team Rubicon, Welcome.US, Human First Coalition, Humanity Crew, Paid Leave For All, PL+US and Marshall Plan for Moms.

The couple wished fans a “happy holiday season and a prosperous new year, from our family to yours”, though they do not reference Christmas in the card.

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