Royal fans thrilled to spot giggling Lilibet is the spitting image of Meghan Markle as a tot in family’s Christmas card

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry released their Christmas card yesterday showing off daughter Lilibet for the first time.

Royal fans were quick to gush over the adorable family shot and point out how similar the young baby girl looks to Meghan when she was a tot.

In the festive photo, taken by their wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski, Meghan, 40, can be seen raising a giggling Lilibet – who was named after the Queen – into the air.

Meanwhile Harry, in ripped jeans and no shoes, laughs as the 37-year-old cuddles their two-year-old son Archie.

One fan compared Meghan being held as a baby by mum Doria Ragland to Meghan holding Lilibet, and said: “Wow the resemblance.”

Another added: “Such cute kids. They have Dad’s hair and Mum’s nose. Perfection.”

Meghan was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, by Doria, a yoga instructor and social worker, and Thomas Markle, a television lighting director.

Meghan and Harry have spoken candidly about wanting two kids, now revealing that Lilli's birth six months ago has made them complete.

The card was released with the sweet message: "This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world.

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“Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.”

Little Archie's red hair – clearly taking after his dad – was on full show in the adorable picture.

And Lilibet, who was born in June this year, wore a gorgeous white smock as she beamed at her parents and brother.

Her name Lilibet is a touching nod to her great-grandmother the Queen, who was affectionately called the nickname by her family.

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The Christmas card snap is the first glimpse the world has had of little Lilibet after the Sussexes welcomed the tot into the world earlier this year.

It's understood the digital personal holiday card was sent to friends and family.

And the gorgeous family photo was taken during the summer at the pair's home in California.

Alongside the family snaps, Meghan and Harry donated funds to multiple charities – including Paid Leave For All and Human First Coalition.

The card continued: "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: Team Rubicon, Welcome.US, Human First Coalition, Humanity Crew & Paid Leave For All, PL+US, Marshall Plan for Moms.

"Wishing you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year, from our family to yours! As ever, Harry, Meghan, Archie & Lili".

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