Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate Archie's first birthday with surprise new video of him

Publish Date
Thursday, 7 May 2020, 9:05AM

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor's first birthday celebrations are continuing!

While the public has only been treated to a few rare photos of Archie since he was welcomed into the world in May 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have surprised fans by releasing an adorable new video of the birthday boy.

The sweet video which was shared on the Instagram account of charity Save the Children UK, shows Meghan reading the book Duck! Rabbit! to Archie, who even helps his mum to turn the pages.

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"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. . Please donate today by visiting our website. Link in bio. . Or you can text STORIES to 70008 to give a one-off donation of £5. . Together, we can help families get through this. . You can only donate via text from a UK mobile. You’ll be billed £5 plus standard rate text message. We receive 100% of your donation. By texting STORIES you agree to calls about fundraising appeals, campaigns, events and other ways to support. Include NO PHONE to opt out of calls. Queries? 02070126400. Read our Privacy Policy The Save the Children Fund is a charity registered in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570) . #SaveWithStoriesUK #SaveWithStories #GrowingThroughThis

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Alongside the clip, the caption read: "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 adorable video shows just how much Archie has grown as he wriggles around on his mum's lap and smiles at his dad, who is behind the camera - he is a spitting image of his daddy.

The video comes after royal reporter Katie Nicholl revealed the one-year-old is adjusting very well to his new life in Los Angeles with mum and dad.

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Nicholl said: "I spoke to someone who had been sent a video of Archie a few weeks back. He said that he is super cute and a really, really happy little boy.

"He's burbling and sort of desperate to talk, but certainly already mastered cruising and is well on his way to walking.

"He may even be walking already. I was told [he's] very cute, very, very happy, and a very confident little boy."

Too cute!

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