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Harry And Meghan Release Adorable New Photo Of Archie On His Second Birthday

Be still our beating hearts!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, may only be one year old, but he’s already captured the heart of the world thanks to his undeniable cuteness—with everything from his adorable chubby cheeks to his ginger hair, that matches perfectly with his dad’s, going viral as soon as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex offer us up a tiny glimpse at the teeny royal. Below, we’re looking back at all the photos Harry and Meghan have shared of their toddler, who is about to become a big brother

May 2021 

In honour of their sons second birthday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a new photo to their website, Archewell. The sepia-toned snap shows Archie from behind, holding a bouquet of balloons wearing a sweater, jeans and teeny sneakers. 

In honour of the special occasion, Harry and Meghan also announced a new initiative for COVID-19 vaccine equity. “We will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine,” the statement read. “And with that intention, we are inviting you to contribute whatever you can—if you have the means to do so—to bring vaccines to families in the world’s most vulnerable places.”

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March 2021

Just days after their tell-all with Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released a never-before-seen snap from their pregnancy announcement, shot by the couple’s longtime friend and photographer. Missan Harriman. “What wonderful news to celebrate on International Women’s Day! Congratulations my friends, and welcome to the #girldad club H ❤️,” Harriman wrote in an Instagram post.


The following day, when Oprah appeared on CBS This Morning to talk with Gayle King, a new black-and-white clip showed Meghan, Harry and Archie, playing at a southern California beach with Guy, the family’s rescue beagle. 


December 2020 

While the couple chose to sway from tradition for their 2020 Christmas card by not releasing a family portrait, Harry and Meghan did share a holiday greeting with fans that included a sweet illustration crafted from a picture taken by Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. The card was first revealed on Twitter by the animal welfare charity Mayhew

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May 2020

To celebrate Archie’s first birthday, the Sussexes shared a video of Meghan reading her son one of his favourite stories: Duck! Rabbit!

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January 2020 

To celebrate the new year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released an adorable reflection video highlighting key moments from the previous 12 months. The highlight reel included a new photo of Harry and a seven-month-old Archie, who could be seen donning a cute grey beanie and a brown puffer jacket, as well as a pair of uggs he was gifted by Sir Peter Cosgrove during their visit to Australia in 2018. 


September 2019 

During Meghan and Harry’s royal tour of South Africa, the pair took a then-four-month-old Archie Harrison to an official engagement to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu—giving royal fans their first glimpse at how similar the young royal looks to his dad.  


That same month, to celebrate Harry’s birthday, Meghan shared a collage of images on Instagram, which included a brand new photo from Archie’s christening, alongside a personal message: “Your service to the causes you care so deeply for inspires me every day. You are the best husband and most amazing dad to our son. We love you ❤️ Happiest birthday!”


July 2019 

On July 6th, 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, was christened, exactly two months after he was born. Though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to keep the royal christening private— including not revealing who their son’s godparents are, the royal family did share two beautiful photos from the day. 


June 2019 

Like any millennial dad, Harry took to Instagram to celebrate his first-ever Father’s Day, sharing an adorable, never-before-seen photo of his newborn. In the sepia-toned image, Archie is holding onto his dad’s hand while staring into the camera, giving the world the first proper look at his eyes.

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May 2019

On May 6th, 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially welcomed Archie, and on May 8th, they introduced their newest arrival to the world at St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle. 

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That same day royal photographer Chris Allerton captured the moment baby Archie met his great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, alongside  Meghan’s mother Doria. 


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