Harry And Meghan's Holiday Card Reveal Has Twitter Talking About One Key Detail

With their new Netflix docuseries "Harry & Meghan," Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all the talk these days! In the show, royal fanatics are getting the inside scoop on everything from the sweet story of the couple's romance to Harry's tense relationship with Prince William.

Amid the holiday season, Harry and Meghan are generating even more buzz for their latest annual card. To fans' excitement, it's a tradition for the royal couple to release a yearly greeting. In 2021, they shared an adorable holiday card, as shown in Page Six. The couple looked happy as ever holding their son Archie and daughter Lilibet. They wrote, in part, "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." According to the outlet, the card was the first public photo of Lilibet.

Anticipation has been building for the 2022 holiday card. Now that it's been revealed, fans are taking to social media to analyze one particular detail that's been omitted. Here's a hint: Harry and Meghan's 2022 card is much different from their 2021 card. 

Two key people aren't on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's card

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 2022 holiday card has arrived! The couple released a festive message, along with a smiling photo of them at a recent New York City gala, per Page Six. The card says, "Wishing you a joyful holiday season. From our family to yours, and on behalf of our teams at The Archewell Foundation, Archewell Audio, and Archewell Productions, we wish you health, peace, and a very happy new year." Under "best wishes," they both signed the card.

Fans are focused on one detail that's missing. Yup, Harry and Meghan's son Archie and daughter Lilibet were not included in the greeting. Of course, this made waves on Twitter. One user tweeted, "Most people have the cards be of their kids or at least the kids prominently featured." Another person made an observation about the royals protecting their children, writing, "They quit using the kids as photo props, Harry having realized how much they don't have a say, since he was paraded since he was hours old."

The fact that Harry and Meghan's kids are not on this year's holiday card doesn't seem to be an accident, as the family has called for privacy before. In August, Meghan told The Cut, "Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?"

When was the last time Prince Harry had a royal Christmas?

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in September marked the last time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen spending time with his family. Tensions had been rising steadily between the couple and the royals before then, but the reunion offered a glimmer of hope at a possible reconciliation. But It didn't last. Since the release of the "Harry & Meghan" documentary on Netflix, insiders have told Page Six that the relationship between Harry and his brother has become irreparable. "I think that's it," they said. "They're done." However, despite the strain, People learned that Harry and William will exchange Christmas gifts this year — for their kids.

But given the festive season, is there any hope of a get-together? The last time Harry and Meghan spent Christmas with the royals was back in 2018, per Entertainment Tonight. The following year, they chose to celebrate with Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, then COVID-19 lockdown prevented all gatherings. This year, it appears the couple would like nothing more under their tree than an apology. According to The Sunday Times, they want to sit down with the royals and talk through the grievances they've already shared via Netflix and ask them to apologize. Could this mean a holiday reunion? It's unlikely.

How will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate the holidays?

Given the growing rift between Prince Harry and his family, it should come as no surprise that he and Meghan Markle appear to have no plans to see them this holiday season. Back in November, People confirmed that King Charles III would honor one of Queen Elizabeth II's most cherished traditions and host Christmas the way his late mother did: at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England. According to sources, the newly crowned king will celebrate his first holiday season as monarch in the company of Queen Consort Camilla (of course!), as well as his siblings — Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward — plus Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their kids. According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, who spoke with Entertainment Tonight, Harry and Meghan were also invited to attend with their kids, but they didn't accept. "It's our understanding that they weren't coming over to the UK," she shared. "They will be spending the holiday season in California."

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reported that Harry may return to the UK right after the holidays to promote the January 10, 2023 release of his memoir, "Spare," and to explain his "intent" in writing it. According to one insider, the book will likely be a hot topic of conversation over Christmas dinner at Sandringham. "Put it this way, it's not going to make for a relaxing family Christmas," they quipped.