Prince Harry’s ‘secret tribute to mum Diana’ in Christmas card with Lilibet

Prince Harry has honoured his beloved mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in the adorable family photo with Meghan, Archie and Lilibet shared this year as the Sussex's Christmas card.

The handsome prince, looking relaxed and happy with his young family at their Californian home, is snapped wearing several beaded and woven bracelets which are very sentimental to him.

It is believed the Duke of Sussex, 37, picked the bracelets up during a trip to Africa shortly after his mum died and that he now connects the beads with his mother, The Sun reports.

Indeed, many photos capture the prince wearing the bracelets over the years; during sporting events and black-tie functions. Harry even wore them on his wedding day in 2018.

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Prince Harry was 12 when first went to Africa with his dad, Prince Charles and brother, Prince William, during the aftermath of his mother death.

In the time since, he has grown to associate the continent with his mother, returning many times to continue her legacy, and with initiatives of his own.

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In 1997, when on tour in Botswana, People reported Harry told reporters: "I came here in 1997, 1998 straight after my mom died, so it was a nice place to get away from it all.

"But now I feel deeply connected to this place and to Africa."

Another private tribute to Princess Di is the Sussexes' choice of photographer.

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The heartwarming picture was taken by Alexi Lubomirski, the photographer who captured Harry and Meghan' royal wedding celebrations.

Alexi was once the protégé of photographer Mario Testino who was one of Princess Diana's most trusted friends and who snapped some of her most beautiful photographs.

On working with the Sussexes The Sun reports Alexi said "This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget."

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