Meghan Markle reveals sweet nickname for son Archie in adorable birthday video

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a very special video to celebrate the first birthday of their son Archie on Wednesday 6 May.

The cute footage, which was shot by Harry, was posted on the Save the Children's Instagram page, and it shows Meghan reading one of her son's favourite books, Duck! Rabbit!, as they relax at home during coronavirus lockdown in the USA.

The Sussex family were taking part in the charity's Save the Stories campaign which helps bring much-needed support to children who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As she read Duck! Rabbit! to her son, Meghan sweetly revealed her nickname for her one-year-old baby boy, calling the tot "Arch" as he tried desperately to flip the pages for her as she read!

This was the first time we have seen Archie since December 2019 when Harry and Meghan shared a photo of the royal tot in his dad's arms in Canada.

This new clip shows Meghan reading to their son as they relax at home, with Archie on her lap wearing a baby gro.

His proud mum is dressed down in a blue shirt with her hair pulled up in a bun. Dad Harry is behind the camera, and helps make a few animal noises to encourage Archie to join in!



"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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It’s a blink-and-you-miss-it moment but eagle-eyed fans believe the book was a gift from Meghan’s great friend, Oprah Winfrey!

When you see the cover of the book, it’s clear that there is a  sticker on the front which reads, Archie's Book Club. See below. 

The sticker on the front of Archie's book says Archie's Book Club

Oprah had once publicly promised Meghan and Harry that she would provide books for their little boy throughout his life.

Speaking on the red carpet at a Hollywood event, Oprah told Access Hollywood: "I have a standard gift that I do for people I really care about... this baby will have enough new books to last a lifetime."

It looks like the talk show host, whose Oprah’s Book Club is incredibly successful, sent the book through for Archie to enjoy.

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