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Meghan and Harry mark Archie’s first birthday with new video

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a clip of their son as part of Save the Children's coronavirus appeal

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have publicly marked their son Archie’s first birthday by sharing a video as part of Save the Children’s coronavirus appeal.

In the video, the Duchess of Sussex reads, Duck! Rabbit! to her son as he sits on her lap.

The Duke of Sussex, who filmed the short clip which was published on Save the Children’s Instagram page, does not appear in the video but can be heard laughing behind the camera.

Archie, who Meghan calls “Arch” in the video, turns the pages of the boo, which is reportedly one of the toddler’s favourites, as the duchess reads the short story.

He also appears keen to read another book, which he picks up and then drops on the floor as the duchess tells him they will read that book afterwards.

“Thank you Duchess Meghan for helping us to raise urgent funds for our coronavirus appeal by reading Duck! Rabbit!,” Save the Children said.

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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 savethechildren.org.uk/privacy The Save the Children Fund is a charity registered in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570) . #SaveWithStoriesUK #SaveWithStories #GrowingThroughThis

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Save the Children’s coronavirus emergency appeal is focused on protecting children in the world’s most deprived areas from the effects of COVID-19.

It is the charity’s biggest appeal in its 100-year history.

As part of the campaign, the charity has launched Save with Stories, enlisting celebrities to read children’s books while encouraging viewers to donate to help families hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Jude Law, Dame Julie Walters and Nina Wadia are among those who have appeared as part of the campaign.

This morning, Kensington Palace wished Archie a “very happy first birthday” in a tweet alongside a picture from his christening.


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