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Meghan And Harry Left Out Of Preview Of Queen's Christmas Day Message

Hours before Christmas the royal family shared a preview of Queen Elizabeth II's annual address, but eagle eyes were quick to point out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle weren't included.

In the preview of the Queen's Christmas Day address, she is pictured sitting at her desk surrounded by a beautifully decorated tree, lights and family photos.

The Queen is sitting in Windsor Castle wearing a royal blue dress, a pearl necklace and matching earrings and a brooch.

As she has done in past years, the Queen has delivered her address surrounded by framed photographs of the royal family.

This year sitting next to her is Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William, Kate and their three children and the Queen's father King George VI.

Notably absent however is a picture of Prince Harry, Meghan and baby Archie.

"Merry Christmas! This year The Queen's Speech was filmed in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. It will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 3pm GMT. This year marked the 75th Anniversary of D-Day & in the speech Her Majesty will reflect on the commemorations," a tweet on the Royal Family Twitter account read.

"For the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of that decisive battle, in a true spirit of reconciliation, those who had formerly been sworn enemies came together in friendly commemorations either side of the Channel, putting past differences behind them…” Her Majesty will say.

"By being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together, we honour the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost.”

The Sussex family also released their own Christmas card and message via the Queen's commonwealth trust Twitter account.

Harry and Meghan's card is a black and white image of the couple with Archie staring down the camera as they sit smiling in front of a Christmas tree.

Royal palace officials recently revealed Harry, Meghan and Archie would be spending Christmas in Canada, instead of joining the Queen and other royals at Sandringham.