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It’s no secret that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are slowly taking a step back as senior members of the royal family. While we somewhat expected their title changes, we’re slightly surprised by the modification they made to their thank-you cards.

It all started yesterday when a fan account (@YoungRoyalsFan) posted a photo on Twitter of the response they received from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after wishing them a Merry Christmas. (We’ll let the delay slide, since it’s been an interesting few months.)

One side of the card reads, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were extremely touched by your message and send their very best wishes for the year ahead.” The other side features the official Sussex monogram, which might surprise some royal aficionados.

You see, a royal thank-you card typically includes a traditional photo of the couple—or person—who’s sending it. In this case, we’d expect to see an official portrait of Prince Harry and Markle (in addition to the royal monogram) like when they sent thank-you cards for the New Year in 2019…but that’s not the case.

The omission was likely a decision made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Whether they’re trying to remain private or they’re saving on printing costs (you never know), one thing’s for sure: Prince Harry and Markle are making their own rules.

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