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Adorable Archie! Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s son’s sweetest moments

The little royal is just the cutest.
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Whether it be with his mum, dad, or royal relatives, little Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor can’t help but elicit smiles far and wide. 

WATCH: Prince Harry talks about the joys of fatherhood with Archie

The Sussexes’ first son was officially welcomed into the world on May 6th 2019. He is currently seventh in line to the throne after his uncles Prince Charles and Prince William, his cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as his father, Prince Harry. This makes his younger sister Lilibet eighth in line.

While photos of Archie are hard to come by these days, Harry and Meghan having taking a step back from the spotlight to live a quiet life in California, there are still plenty of adorable moments featuring the young royal.

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Meghan and Harry introduce Archie into the world! (Credit: Getty)

Archie is born!

On May 9th 2019, two-day old Archie made his royal debut into the world, rocking an adorable white beanie to match his mother’s gorgeous white dress.

Prince Harry beamed as he cradled his son in his arms and the world collectively cooed over the newest addition to the royal family. 

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Great grandmother meets great grandson. (Credit: Instagram | Chris Allerton)

Archie meets the Queen 

The same day that Archie was introduced to the world, the newborn met his great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, and great-grandfather, Prince Philip, for the very first time.

The special moment was captured at Windsor castle; the Queen and the late Prince Philip beamed at their great-grandchild, looking as proud as ever. 

Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also present for the sweet introduction. 

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Talk about cool cousins! (Credit: Getty)

Conspiring Cousins!

On July 10th 2019, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their two-month old Archie attended The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham, England.

Also in attendance was the Cambridge family, and the then-one-year-old Louis couldn’t help but give his new cousin a wave while he lay in Meghan’s arms. The elder boy was also royally rocking his mother Kate Middleton’s sunglasses at the time. 

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Archie was all smiles during his parents’ tour of South Africa. (Credit: Getty)

Archie’s trip to South Africa

We all remember Meghan and Harry’s infamous tour of South Africa. Not only did this trip see Harry reveal that he and William were “on different paths”, it also provided royal fans with a bunch of new baby Archie photos.

During a visit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on September 25th 2019, Archie was all smiles as he sat on his mother’s lap, laughing his way through what we’re sure was a very important meeting.  

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Beanie buds! (Credit: Instagram)

Baby in a beanie

As we said goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, the Sussexes looked back at their jam-packed year through a sweet video shared to the official Sussex Royal Instagram page on January 1st, 2020. 

Among the footage was a brand-new photo of baby Archie and his father donning some adorable beanies during their family holiday to Canada. While Harry opted for a neutral blue one, Archie’s was a tad more playful, with pom poms on each side. 

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Little Archie celebrates one very big milestone. (Credit: Instagram)

Archie turns one

On May 7th 2020, to celebrate little Archie reaching the big one, the Sussexes collaborated with Save The Children to release a video of the Duchess reading her son his favourite book Duck! Rabbit!

Prince Harry even joined in on the fun at the end of the video to provide some hilarious duck sound effects.

And now that Meghan has penned her own children’s book, perhaps we’ll be gifted another story time featuring Archie. Fingers crossed!

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The Sussexes get in the spirit of things! (Credit: Instagram)

A very Archie Christmas!

On Christmas Eve 2020, the world was granted a new picture – albeit a cartoon – of the happy Sussex family, dogs and all. 

Not-so-little-anymore Archie can be seen on his dad’s knee as Meghan looks lovingly at her son in the sweet Christmas card. 

The sweet snap was released via The Mayhew Instagram account, a nonprofit organisation working to improve the lives of animals, who also revealed the Sussexes made a personal donation to their cause.  

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Another mini Sussex on the way! (Credit: Instagram)

Archie gets a sister!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry delighted the world when they announced they were expecting their second child on February 15th 2021, later telling Oprah it is to be a girl.

The couple broke the news via a sweet photo released to their friend Misan Harriman’s Instagram page. Later, on International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2021, another photo from the same shoot was released. This time, with Archie.

Meghan and Harry cuddled into their son as his head lay on his mum’s shoulder, looking very cosy indeed in an oversized jumper!

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He’s growing up before our eyes! (Credit: Archewell)

Archie turns two!

To celebrate their son reaching the age of two, Meghan and Harry released a new black and white photo of the little one to their Archewell website on May 7th 2021. 

The sweet shot details Archie with his back to the camera, donning a cosy jumper and clutching a bunch of balloons. 

The Sussexes used to occasion to encourage more awareness and equality around the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination.

“We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie’s birthday.” the Duke and Duchess wrote in a statement.

“Many of you donate to charities on his behalf, and mark the occasion by giving back or doing an act of service – all through the goodness of your hearts. You raise funds for those who need it most, and continue to do so organically and selflessly. We remain incredibly grateful.”

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Archie was all smiles while swinging! (Credit: Apple TV+)

Archie looks just like his mum

At two years old, little Archie made a rare appearance in Prince Harry’s docuseries The Me You Can’t See and, despite it being the briefest glimpse, royal observers were still able to grab a still of the little one. 

Fans were also quick to notice the two-year-old’s dough eyes and round cheeks, as well as his head of curls – just like his mother, Meghan.

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(Credit: Alexi Lubomirski)

Archie’s first photo with his sister

In December 2021, royal fans rejoiced as they got their first official look at Harry and Meghan’s little girl, Lilibet, in their annual royal Christmas card.

Taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who also shot Harry and Meghan’s engagement photos back in 2017, the photo shows the foursome at their Santa Barbara, California home. 

Harry, Meghan, and Archie all keep it casual in jeans, with Archie’s adorable ginger locks taking after his father. Baby Lili, meanwhile, is all smiles in her frilly white set while being lifted into the air by her proud mum.

“Happy Holidays,” the card, that was first shared by non-government organisation Team Rubicon, read. “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.

“As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organisations that honour and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave.”

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