Archie Mountbatten-Windsor Celebrates His First Birthday

BY Sarah Joseph / May 6 2020 / 18:00 PM

The little one spent his first birthday in his new home in Los Angeles with his parents

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor Celebrates His First Birthday

Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor has officially turned one today and we couldn’t be any happier for the little Prince.

The occasion is commenced by the royal taking part in the @savewithstories campaign through their instagram platform to bring support to those children affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Funds raised through this initiative will benefit Save the Children UK.

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“Duck! Rabbit!” by @akrfoundation & @tlichtenheld (published by @chroniclekidsbooks). Read by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex (with Harry, The Duke of Sussex behind the camera) to their son Archie for his 1st Birthday. Happy Birthday, Archie! . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES

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The video, filmed by Prince Harry, invites fans and royal watchers to celebrate Archie’s birthday. It shows a smiling. Meghan Markle reading to her son and prompts him with a "Ready?!" before reading the book, which Archie eagerly grabs and opens before letting out a cute giggle.

Archie was welcomed to the world on May 6, 2019 and was born at London’s Portland Hospital two days after which they revealed their bundle of joy.

He has also also received birthday wishes from members of the royal family which include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their official Kensington Palace Instagram account, said: 'Wishing Archie a very happy first birthday today!'

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Wishing Archie a very happy first birthday today!

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While Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall said on the Clarence House Instagram account: 'A very Happy Birthday to Archie, who turns one today.'

During a charity zoom call Prince Harry elaborated on family time and said “There’s a hell of a lot of positives that are happening at the same time and being able to have family time — so much family time — that you almost think, ‘Do I feel guilty for having so much family time?’ You’ve got to celebrate those moments where you are just on the floor rolling around in hysterics.”

Despite the decision taken to step back from the throne Archie remains in the line of succession to the British throne and is currently seventh in line, just one position behind his father.

Lead image courtesy of instagram/archieharrisonwindsor

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