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Meghan Markle reads book to Archie on Save The Children

With his cheeky toothy smile and head of strawberry blonde hair, birthday boy Archie Mountbatten-Windsor looks just like his father Prince Harry in an adorable family video shared on social media today. 

Proud father Harry, 35, filmed his beaming wife Meghan Markle, 38, as she read children’s book Duck! Rabbit! to Archie in a sitting room at their Los Angeles home. 

The video, filmed by proud father Prince Harry, was shared on the Save the Children Instagram account this morning to mark Archie’s first birthday.  

On the cover there is a sticker reading ‘Archie’s book club’. It is not known whether this is a group that royal fans will be able to join, or simply an extra touch for the birthday boy. 

Archie has rarely been seen in public and in the footage he smiles and grips the pages of the story, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, which playfully asks whether an ambiguous image is a duck or a rabbit. 

Meghan Markle read a book with baby Archie to mark her son’s first birthday today

A picture taken by the Duke of Sussex of Meghan reading Duck! Rabbit! to their son Archie (Duke and Duchess of Sussex/SaveChildrenUK/PA)

A picture taken by the Duke of Sussex of Meghan reading Duck! Rabbit! to their son Archie (Duke and Duchess of Sussex/SaveChildrenUK/PA)

Royal fans noted how much baby Archie looks like his father Prince Harry

Prince Harry pictured age one

Royal fans noted how much baby Archie looks like his father Prince Harry

Dozens of royal fans said one-year-old Archie looks like a 'mini' version of his father

Dozens of royal fans said one-year-old Archie looks like a ‘mini’ version of his father

The video was posted on Save the Children UK’s Instagram page in support of the charity’s Save with Stories campaign, which aims to raise funds for children and families struggling due to the coronavirus crisis in the UK and around the world.

A string of A-listers have taken part in the campaign, including Eddie Redmayne, Jennifer Garner and Lily James. 

A caption with the video said: ‘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!’

The young royal sports a full head of hair and is wearing a T-shirt in the video, while Meghan, 38, is radiant in a casual denim shirt. 

Archie sports a full head of hair and is wearing a T-shirt in the video, while Meghan, 38, is radiant in a casual denim shirt

Archie sports a full head of hair and is wearing a T-shirt in the video, while Meghan, 38, is radiant in a casual denim shirt

Meghan pointed to the words and pictures in the book while Archie grabbed the pages

Meghan pointed to the words and pictures in the book while Archie grabbed the pages

The video was posted on Save the Children UK's Instagram page in support of the charity's Save with Stories campaign. The couple follow a string of A-listers who have taken part

The video was posted on Save the Children UK’s Instagram page in support of the charity’s Save with Stories campaign. The couple follow a string of A-listers who have taken part

The mother-of-one is seen sporting a number of beaded bracelets on her wrist and completed the casual look by sweeping her hair up into a top bun. 

The family are in lock-down in their Los Angeles home after California governor Gavin Newsom issued a ‘stay-at-home’ order in the state. 

It comes after The Queen led royal family well-wishes to Archie on his first birthday.

A post on the monarch’s official Twitter account said: ‘Happy Birthday to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor who is celebrating his first birthday today! Archie is The Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.’  

Royals including The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles and Camilla have shared birthday wishes with Archie in Instagram posts which all featured pictures of the young royal.    

Fans have taken to Twitter to call for a photo of the youngster on his birthday – as is royal tradition. The milestone is likely to be marked by just Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, in person.

The Queen was among the first to wish baby Archie a Happy Birthday. She is pictured being introduced to baby Archie in May last year. Little Archie Harrison was introduced to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Meghan's mother Doria by his proud parents

The Queen was among the first to wish baby Archie a Happy Birthday. She is pictured being introduced to baby Archie in May last year. Little Archie Harrison was introduced to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Meghan’s mother Doria by his proud parents

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared their best wishes with baby Archie. The couple shared a photograph of Archie from his christening. The official christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows the Duke and Duchess with their son, Archie and (left to right) the Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Princess Diana's sisters Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared their best wishes with baby Archie. The couple shared a photograph of Archie from his christening. The official christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows the Duke and Duchess with their son, Archie and (left to right) the Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Princess Diana’s sisters Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle

Prince Charles and Camilla also shared their best wishes with baby Archie who turns one today. The couple shared a photograph of Archie with in his father's arms following his christening in July 2019

Prince Charles and Camilla also shared their best wishes with baby Archie who turns one today. The couple shared a photograph of Archie with in his father’s arms following his christening in July 2019

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