Prince Harry filmed his wife Meghan Markle reading the children’s book ‘Duck! Rabbit!’ to their one-year-old son Archie. The video, which marks the boy’s first birthday, is also in aid of a very special cause.
The video was posted on Save the Children’s UK Instagram page, as Meghan and Harry are no longer using their own account, Sussexroyal following their split from the Royal Family.
The adorable video shows baby Archie in a plain white baby grow sitting on the knee of the Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan is wearing a denim dress, with her hair tied back in a bun, as she tries to hold the young tot while reading him a story.
The child struggles to stay still during the video, which Prince Harry filmed himself.
The Duke can be heard laughing in the background, as Archie wriggles and smiles at his mother.
In filming the video, Prince Harry appears to be echoing his sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, who also goes behind the camera to take pictures of her children to mark their birthdays.
Most recently, Kate shared pictures she had taken of Princess Charlotte to mark her fifth birthday.
Not only does the video mark the young royal’s birthday, it was also shared in a bid to raise money for the charity, Save the Children.
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The caption accompanying the video reads: “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!
“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.
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“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.”
Donations can be made by visiting the charity’s website directly or by texting STORIES to 70008 to give a one-off donation of £5.
A Sussex spokesperson said: “As they celebrate this family moment, the Duke and Duchess wanted to continue to raise awareness around the urgency of bringing food and learning resources to millions of children.”
Meghan and Harry, who relocated to Los Angeles in late March, had previously teased royal fans by letting them know they would “see” Archie on his birthday.
Speaking to The Sunday Times in late April, a spokesperson for the Sussexes said: “You can expect to see him”.
The video is sure to delight royal fans as few pictures have been released of the child since he was born on May 6, 2019 at the Portland Hospital in London.
After confirming he was a boy and that both him and Meghan were well on Instagram, Prince Harry stepped out Frogmore Cottage to briefly speak to the press.
Royal fans had a first glimpse of the baby two days later, when Meghan and Harry held a photocall with a restricted number of photographers at Windsor Castle.