We are back with several very quick updates to share. We begin with the photo the Duke and Duchess are using on their Christmas card this year.
Kensington Palace released the photo this morning. Taken at Frogmore House during Meghan and Harry’s evening wedding reception, you can see the couple watching the fireworks show that was part of the celebration. It’s a beautiful picture, taken by portrait and fashion photographer Chris Allerton. In his bio, Mr. Allerton notes that he “developed his first roll of film at the age of 8 and has been hooked on photography since.”
The image offers just a glimpse of how Meghan’s Stella McCartney gown looked from the back. Here is a refresher on how it looked from the front that night, as the pair headed to their reception.
The Sussexes weren’t the only royals releasing Christmas card pictures today. The Cambridge family also released theirs, as did the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. To read about these cards, click here for our WKW post. For our specific post on What Kate’s Kids Wore in the new photo, click here.
Also today, a quick update to Meghan’s calendar:
Tuesday, December 18: The Duchess will visit Brinsworth House, the Royal Variety Charity’s residential nursing and care home. Meghan will hear about the history of the facility and also take part in Christmas-themed activities with residents, including carols around the Christmas tree and arts and crafts.
It will be a treat for residents at Brinsworth House, as well as us; we’ve never done a story showcasing the House. It’s always nice to see how the funds from charitable events like the Royal Variety Performance are put to use. Below, the Duke and Duchess arriving at this year’s Performance.
Next, word that our first What Meghan Wore calendar is available for ordering!
The calendar is a desktop style, with an acrylic case that acts as an easel. It showcases the beautiful photos taken by award-winning Royal Photographer Mark Stewart. Many of you know Mark as Regal Eyes on Twitter. Since it is our first Meghan calendar we have done a very small run, recognizing its release is late in the season. As you can imagine, we’re very excited about the calendar!
In addition to the engagement on Tuesday, we should also see Meghan and Harry as they arrive for the Queen’s annual Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace. This will be your standard shots-through-car-windows, but it will be fun to see the Duke and Duchess heading to the festivities.