Meghan Markle reads ‘Duck! Rabbit!’ to Archie in adorable video shared by Harry on son's first birthday
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, turned one on May 6, and to celebrate the special day his proud parents have shared a very special video of him with his mother. The video was shared on the Save the Children's Instagram account to mark the little one’s first birthday.
In the video which was reportedly shot by Harry, Archie can be seen sitting on Meghan’s lap as she read him a children's book named ‘Duck! Rabbit!’. The young one who is seventh in line to the throne can be seen smiling and trying to grab the pages of the storybook in the footage shared online.
The caption of the post read: “Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex reads "Duck! Rabbit!" for Archie's birthday. ‘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!”
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an organization in the UK that works to enhance children’s lives in the country through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.
The video by the Sussexes was shared on the institution’s social media account in support of the Save with Stories campaign, which aims to raise funds for children and families struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Britain and across the world.
“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 charity wrote in the same post followed by the details of how to make donations.
Archie was born on May 6, 2019, at a private hospital in London. The first year of his life has been very eventful as his parents stepped down from the senior royal duties and shifted to Los Angeles, California to start a ‘new life’.
As per reports, the initial plan was to celebrate Archie’s first birthday with great pomp and show with invitees like tennis legend Serena Williams, actress Priyanka Chopra, Amal, and George Clooney. The proud parents of the little one also planned to bring Archie to the royal palace to spend time with his family.
However, because of the coronavirus lockdown, Meghan and Harry had to drop the plan and now the celebration will be a much more low-key affair.
“It will be just the three of them. Meghan understandably refuses to take any risks with guests or travel. The hope had been that Archie’s first birthday would somehow be marked with some members of the Royal Family, cousins, grandparents, and some godparents in the UK when they were over,” a royal source said.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have wished Archie in a message shared on their Twitter account. They wrote a "very happy first birthday" on the social site along with a photo of the family posing at Archie's christening.
Reports also claimed that Meghan and Harry will call Archie’s great-grandmother, the Queen, to take her blessings for the special day. Harry's father Prince Charles' official Twitter account also shared a post wishing Archie on his birthday.