Harry and Meghan share cute birthday video as baby Archie turns one

6 May 2020, 18:14

Harry and Meghan share birthday video as baby Archie turns one
Harry and Meghan share birthday video as baby Archie turns one. Picture: Save The Children UK • Instagram

By Rory O'Connor

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have marked their son Archie’s first birthday by releasing a video of Meghan reading a book to her child.

Filmed by Harry, who can be heard laughing in the background, shows the duchess reading Duck! Rabbit! — said to be one of Archie's favourite books.

The clip was posted to Save the Children’s Instagram page as part of a fundraising campaign for children and families struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The video shows Archie smiling and gripping the book while sat on Meghan’s lap, which is believed to have been filmed in the US.

Meghan, who calls her son "Arch" in the clip, cuddles her son and says "good job", while Harry cheers "bravo" at the end of the video.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019, weighing 7lb 3oz.

The video was captioned: "'Duck! Rabbit!' with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (and Harry, the Duke of Sussex behind the camera)... Happy Birthday, Archie!"

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It added: "Thank you Duchess Meghan for helping us to raise urgent funds for our coronavirus appeal."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced earlier this year they will no longer be senior members of the Royal Family.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take adorable baby Archie to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu.mp4

In a statement on Instagram the Sussexes said in January: “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”

On March 31, the couple officially stepped down from their royal roles, and are no longer be considered “senior” working royals.

On their wedding day in 2018, Harry and Meghan were awarded the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex by the Queen, as is customary for royals when they wed.

Although the couple will not use their HRH titles now that March 31 has passed, Meghan and Harry will retain their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.