WATCH! Meghan and Harry’s super-cute video for Archie’s first birthday

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Hip hip hooray! A little royal milestone slipped quietly by yesterday – little Archie has turned one (already, can you even believe it?)!

Meghan and Harry celebrated the day in a very wholesome way – sharing a rare glimpse of Archie in a gorgeous video on Instagram. Filmed by doting dad, Harry, little Archie sits snuggled in his mum’s lap to listen to her read Duck! Rabbit!, a gorgeous picture book by popular children’s author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Story time with Archie

We haven’t seen much of Archie since his parents’ royal tour of southern Africa last year, so it’s lovely to catch a glimpse after all this time – he sure is growing fast, and he’s looking more and more like his dad every day. Don’t believe us? Check this out:

Archie and Harry side by side photo - age 1

See? Twinning!

As Meghan reads the story, we learn that her pet name for her little boy is “Arch”, and that he is as distracted and wriggly as every other one-year-old in the world as he grabs at the pages and attempts to pass his mum another book before she’s finished reading the first one – we’ve all been there, right? To her credit, Megs was extremely patient with her grabby little guy! 

Watch the cute video here: 

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“Duck! Rabbit!” by @akrfoundation & @tlichtenheld (published by @chroniclekidsbooks). Read by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex (with Harry, The Duke of Sussex behind the camera) to their son Archie for his 1st Birthday. Happy Birthday, Archie! . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES

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The video was shared on the Save With Stories Instagram page – the campaign is an initiative run by Save The Children UK, asking celebrities to narrate children’s stories to raise funds for children and families struggling in the coronavirus pandemic. Lots of celebs have jumped on the cause, with fun story book videos shared by Jimmy Fallon, Liv Tyler, Kate Winslet, Henry Winkler and lots more. It’s definitely worth a scroll through their page to watch your fave celebs reading your fave kids’ books! 

Happy birthday, Archie!

The special birthday milestone didn’t go by unnoticed by his royal family members, either, with the official Kensington Royal Instagram page sharing a classic pic from Archie’s christening and a happy birthday shoutout to the little guy.

It’s nice to see that despite breaking away from the royal family recently, Meghan, Harry and Archie haven’t been forgotten by their loved ones. 

Happy birthday, Archie!


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