A whole new year has begun and for the royal family it offers a time of new possibilities. After all, 2019 was a particularly difficult year for the royal family, with the scandal of Prince Andrew and all the negative headlines aimed at Meghan Markle.
Yet it seems Duchess Meghan Markle is ready to take over the story, and together with her husband, Prince Harry, she is determined to change her image and give a whole new face to the world. According to a recent report, the royal couple have begun this new approach by releasing their much-discussed holiday card.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are trying to be ‘cool’
In the days before Christmas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a holiday card with baby Archie Harrison in the foreground, a cute confused expression on his face. In the background, Markle and Prince Harry shone at their young son.
The card immediately went viral on social media, with fans loving the intimate view of the family who had been flying under the radar for several weeks, avoiding the media spotlights. But the holiday map could also have been a subtle message.
An expert on body language recently analyzed the queen’s Christmas card and concluded that the couple were clearly trying to do two things: first, their card was only virtual, and allegedly no hard copies were sent. This is more environmentally friendly, and in line with the “save the earth” message that Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want to promote.
In addition, the expert pointed out that the pair on the card “looks like something from a fashion magazine interview with an A-list power pair”. It is quite possible that Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry used the holiday season to seriously reform their public image.
The powerful thing that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did
While their dominance in the holiday card is certainly a new look for the couple, it’s not the first time they’ve formed a strong, united front. They made a strong statement in October 2019 when they announced they would file a lawsuit against the British publication Mail on Sunday.
While it is not unheard of that members of the royal family take strong action against the press, it is not something that happens every day. The move by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry proved that they were ready to regain the way they were treated by the tabloids.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spent the holidays on their own
Usually the members of the royal family spend the holidays together, in the presence of the court of Queen Elizabeth II. In 2019, Markle and Prince Harry decided to retire during the holiday period and take a long break in the limelight of the media.
For almost six weeks, the couple and their young son – and possibly Markle’s mother – lay in wait. Although it’s difficult to determine their exact location, reports claim that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spent the holiday season in a mansion in Vancouver.
Canada is a particularly important place for Duchess Meghan Markle, because she filmed Suits on location there for years.