Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released a video reading to baby Archie to mark his birthday

And it’s lovely.

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And it’s lovely.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made news earlier this year as the Sussex family resigned from royal life.

They have since lost their HRH status and their Sussex Royal brand, become financially independent and have relocated to California.

The family of three made news today however as they celebrated baby Archie’s first birthday.

Given the lockdown in place due to coronavirus, there are reports that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had to cancel their birthday plans for their son, but there is no doubt they are still celebrating.

In fact, the Duke and Duchess chose to follow royal tradition with their son’s birthday, but instead of releasing an official photograph via their own accounts, they instead decided to mark the day with a video.

The family of three instead took part in Save the Children's 'Save with Stories' campaign, with the funds going towards the coronavirus appeal.

The video shot by Prince Harry sees Meghan Markle reading her son one of his favourite books, Duck! Rabbit!

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There is no word how the Sussex family will actually be celebrating the big day, but knowing Meghan and Harry, there’s sure to be sweet cards, presents and a homemade cake (maybe a classic Meghan Markle banana bread).

This is lovely.

Happy birthday Archie!

Jenny Proudfoot
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