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06th May 2020

If this video of Meghan reading to baby Archie doesn’t cheer you up, you’re clearly dead inside

Leslie Ann Horgan

Ever wondered what it would be like to see Meghan and Harry quacking at each other? Wonder no more…

Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, son of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, today celebrates his first birthday. We feel about 80 years old but we’re still gonna say it: where did that year go?!

To celebrate their little one’s big day, his royal parents have released a special video. It features Meghan reading to her baby son and it’s raising funds for Save The Children. As part of the children’s charity’s #SaveWithStories campaign, the likes of Rita Ora, Liam Payne and Eddie Redmayne have been posting videos of them reading their favourite kids books and encouraging the public to donate.

So, yeah, what today’s instalment really boils down to is more besotted parents who just want to bore you with a video of their baby doing nothing more than being a baby. But these are celebrity parents which makes it way more interesting – plus he’s a little cutie so we’re sold.

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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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In the video we see Meghan with adorable baby Archie, wearing only a white babygro, tucked on her lap, while Prince Harry is behind the camera. Meghan is reading Duck! Rabbit!, an illustrated children’s book about an optical illusion.

At least, she’s trying to read it – like every baby ever, Archie wants to turn the pages himself, as and when he chooses. And, despite Meghan and Harry making animal noises to try keep him interested, his royal cuteness has turned his attentions to another book before this one gets to the end.

It doesn’t matter that his parents are literals royalty and two of the most famous people on the planet, watching this video there’s no doubting who is in charge here. Birthday Archie is a total mood and we’re enchanted.

You can donate to Save The Children by visiting its website.