It’s been months since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie has made any public appearance or been seen in photos on social media. But in honor of his first birthday today, his parents have shared a rare new glimpse of their little one. Meghan and Harry gave Save the Children UK a video to post of Meghan reading a children’s book to Archie. The organization posted it on its Instagram.
“Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex reads ‘Duck! Rabbit!’ for Archie’s birthday,” it captioned the video. “‘Duck! Rabbit!’ with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex (and Harry, The Duke of Sussex behind the camera), read to their son Archie for his 1st birthday. Happy Birthday, Archie! Thank you #DuchessMeghan for helping us to raise urgent funds for our coronavirus appeal by reading ‘Duck! Rabbit’ by @akrfoundation, illustrated by @tlichtenheld (published by @chroniclekidsbooks). As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, children’s lives are being turned upside down. By donating to Save with Stories, you can support the most vulnerable families in the UK and around the world by helping to provide early learning packs, supermarket vouchers, essential household items and virus protection.” The organization then detailed how to donate to it.
You can really see in the clip how much Archie has grown since the couple last shared a shot of their little boy on New Year’s Eve.
Meghan and Harry have given a couple little updates about their son this year. Back in March, the Duchess of Sussex told Endeavour Fund Awards attendee Claire Spencer that “he is 10 months now and is into everything.”
Archie has been living with his parents in Los Angeles now. A friend told People at the beginning of April that Archie is a “cute” and content baby. “Like everyone, they [Meghan, Harry, and Archie] are adjusting to [social distancing], being cautious and safe,” the source said. Archie is “teething and is a happy baby. I’m sure he is happy to be in the California sunshine.”
E! got additional details about Archie’s life in quarantine, including that he adores video calls. Archie has been “loving doing FaceTime playdates with other small children they have in their lives,” a source told E!.