Meghan Markle Shares Rare Video Of Reading To Archie To Celebrate His First Birthday — Watch

Meghan Markle and little Archie treated fans to a reading of 'Duck! Rabbit!' in the early hours of Archie's first birthday! Prince Harry captured the pair on video as they read the children's book to benefit Save The Children UK.

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What a way to start your first birthday! On May 6, Save The Children UK’s official Instagram account shared a sweet video of Meghan Markle, 38, reading Duck! Rabbit! to her and Prince Harry‘s, 35, adorable one-year-old son, Archie, on the morning of his birthday. “We’re going to read Duck! Rabbit!” Meghan said to the camera as Harry filmed. Archie was seated comfortably in his loving mother’s lap as she whispered to him to open the book — which he did!

As Meghan read the story, written by the Amy KR Foundation and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, Archie cooed and squirmed in his mother’s lap, but stayed relatively focused on the sweet children’s story. That is, until he decided he wanted to read another book, leaning down to pick one up and pass it to his mother. “Let’s finish this book first, then we can read that book,” Meghan sweetly told her infant son, before he accidentally dropped the book of his choosing onto the ground! “Uh oh,” Meghan said, as the book hit the floor. Ever the poised speaker, however, Meghan continued to read Duck! Rabbit!, making eye contact with the camera so as to reach out to all the children who were watching.

By the time the story came to its conclusion, Meghan closed the book and gave her son the biggest hug! “Yay!” Meghan shouted as Harry could be heard behind the camera, shouting, “Bravo!” The video comes as the couple celebrate their son’s very first birthday. Although the family is currently quarantining in Los Angeles under safety measurements during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, they are nevertheless planning to celebrate.

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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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“Meghan and Harry will celebrate Archie’s first birthday as a family,” a source shared EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife. “When things do get back to normal, of course they will want to celebrate and a big priority will be taking Archie overseas to see Harry’s family. But at the moment the focus is on doing everything possible to help out [during this pandemic].”

Already, little Archie has received a royal birthday wish from his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. “Happy Birthday to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor who is celebrating his first birthday today,” the Twitter message from her Royal Highness read, along with a balloon emoji. “Archie is the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.” Along with the kind message, a photo of baby Archie meeting his great-grandmother, his great-grandfather, Prince Philip, and his maternal grandmother, Doria Ragland, was also added. In the image, Meghan tenderly held her infant son as Prince Harry looked on proudly.