‘I can’t seem to forget Archie’s red hair’: fans react to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s family portrait

Fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have described the couple’s first family photo featuring their baby girl, Lilibet, as “simply stunning”.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a new portrait to celebrate Christmas on Thursday, December 23.

The photograph, taken by Alexi Lubomirski, showed the family of four dressed in jeans and sitting on the steps outside their house in Santa Barbara.

Archie, 2, sits on his father’s lap as the couple smile at six-month-old Lili, whom Meghan holds aloft.

“Happy Holidays. This year 2021, we welcomed our daughter Lilibet into the world. Archie made us a ‘mom’ and a ‘dad’, and Lili made us a family,” the greeting card read.

The portrait is Lilibet’s first public photo since her birth in June. Archie briefly appeared in Prince Harry’s Apple TV + documentary, The me you can’t see, earlier this year.

On social media, fans noted Archie’s red hair, which resembles his father’s.

One Twitter user said her hair had “eclipsed everyone” in the portrait, “including her sister’s debut.”

“I can’t forget Archie’s curly red hair and Lili’s smile, I can’t!” another user said.

A third person wrote: “My God, this is such a beautiful picture. HRH Prince Harry’s genes are strong, Duchess Meghan is simply stunning. Master Archie with red hair and a cheerful character, and Lady Lilibet with the smile that brings joy to the world. I love this family and their purpose.

“Look at Lili! Look at my redhead Archie! Beautiful! Simply beautiful! ”Said another.

Others have also pointed out the resemblance between Lili and Archie as a baby.

Sharing a side-by-side comparison of the two children, one person said: “Baby Lili is a mini baby Archie [oh my god]. “

“Baby Lili is a baby Archie!” They are so similar. They are the perfect mix of [Harry] and [Meghan]another said.