Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Dodge Christmas Card Controversy, Take Off For Costa Rica Vacation

Earlier this week, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry unveiled their 2022 vacation plans.

And since almost everything the couple does becomes a source of controversy, the Sussexes' innocent Christmas greeting has attracted a barrage of complaints from the internet's tiniest naysayers.

Primarily, commentators were upset that Harry and Meghan's children were not featured on the card.

This was a particular complaint for several reasons.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry released their 2023 vacation at the beginning of December. (ARCHEWELL)

For starters, the card was issued from Harry and Meghan's offices in Archewell and had a very corporate feel to it.

So including children would be a bit wrong.

In addition, Harry and Meghan have worked very hard to shield their children from the media and allow them to grow up with some privacy.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet with NATO Joint Force Headquarters and families from Italy and the Netherlands during the fifth day of the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 on September 14, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Crusading for the right to privacy for all public figures became one of Harry's greatest passions.

In fact, Harry recently won a lawsuit against the Daily Mail accusing the outlet of phone hacking and other unethical practices.

So yeah, it would be weird for the Sussexes to make such a big deal about privacy and then go against everything they stand for just for a Christmas card.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the cycling medal ceremony on the Cycling Track during day six of the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 on September 15, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

With a secret trip to Costa Rica last week, the Duke and Duchess underlined the fact that their privacy and their family are more important to them than their public image.

In the past, the couple has been criticized for traveling too often without the children.

(As we said before, people will find a reason to complain about literally any Harry and Meghan action.)

So if they cared what the haters thought of them, maybe they'd make a big deal about taking their kids on a little pre-Christmas vacation.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle participate in the wheelchair basketball final between the USA and France on center court at the Merkus Spiel-Arena during the fourth day of the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 on September 13, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Instead, the route was not discovered until the Sussexes returned home and Page Six escaped article revealed that the couple spent a week exploring Guanacaste and Zapotal.

As for how the Sussexes plan to celebrate the holidays, we don't have many specifics, but we do know that at least one Christmas card will No comes true for Prince Archie.

During a recent interview with filmmaker Misan Harriman, Meghan revealed her son's new interest in photography – a hobby that required a very expensive gift.

Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by the Jukebox Collective in the Banqueting Hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

“Misan was showing him how to take pictures the last time he was with us, and I bought Archie a camera and he said, 'But it's not a Leica like Misan,'” Meghan said with a laugh.

“I said, 'You're not getting a Leica! Not even for Christmas,” the duchess added, before joking to Harriman:

“So thanks for the overall inspiration.

Yes, even princes don't get everything they want for Christmas!

Don't be afraid to explain this to your own children if they are disappointed with this year's haul!

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