Saturday 24 August 2019

Meghan and Harry share new picture of baby Archie to mark Father's Day

Undated handout photo issued by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their six-week-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor that was shared on their Instagram account @SussexRoyal to mark Father's Day
Undated handout photo issued by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their six-week-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor that was shared on their Instagram account @SussexRoyal to mark Father's Day
Baby Archie, who is seventh in line to the British throne
New arrival: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are joined by her mother, Doria Ragland, as they show their new son to the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on Wednesday
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Laura Elston

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have celebrated Father's Day by sharing a new image of their six-week-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

The sepia-toned photo of Archie staring at the camera and gripping his dad's left hand was shared on the SussexRoyal Instagram account on Sunday.

Prince Harry's wedding ring is also visible in the picture.

The post was captioned: "Happy Father's Day! And wishing a very special first Father's Day to The Duke of Sussex."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Meghan and Harry also shared an image to mark American Mother's Day in May when Archie was less than a week old.

The post of the baby's feet in front of forget-me-not flowers was liked more than two million times on the social media site.

It was captioned: "Paying tribute to all mothers today, past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered.

"We honour and celebrate each and every one of you."

Harry and his American former actress wife have been enjoying life as a family of three after welcoming their first born at the start of May.

Smitten Harry introduced Archie to the world alongside proud mother Meghan when the newest addition to the royal family was just two days old.

New arrival: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are joined by her mother, Doria Ragland, as they show their new son to the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on Wednesday
New arrival: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are joined by her mother, Doria Ragland, as they show their new son to the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on Wednesday

Announcing his arrival on May 6, the duke said: "This little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I'm just over the moon."

The Sussexes are raising seventh in line to the throne Archie in the sanctuary of Frogmore Cottage - their new bolthole in Windsor Home Park in Berkshire, close to the Queen's residence Windsor Castle.

The Grade II listed 10-bedroom property is set close to the winding lakes, wooded mounds, glades, walks and bridges of the gardens at Frogmore.

Hands-on-father Harry has been relishing his new role as a parent after years of watching others bring up their families.

The duke said at Archie's first photocall at Windsor Castle: "It's great. Parenting is amazing.

"It's only been two-and-a-half days, three days, but we're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy and be able to spend some precious times with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up."

Meghan said of her husband and her son: "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy."

Harry previously spoke about his desire to start a family, saying: "I've longed for kids since I was very, very young."

Father's Day in the UK - June 16 - is celebrated on the same day in the US - the third Sunday in June.

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