Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Give the World a ‘Rare Glimpse’ at Archie Harrison to Mark His First Birthday Spokesperson Confirms

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly celebrating Archie Harrison’s first birthday in a special way. Archie, who is living in Los Angeles with his parents, will turn one year old on May 6. The couple’s spokesperson has confirmed that Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will share a rare photo of Archie Harrison to mark the exciting day as they start their new post-royal life in the United States.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Archie Harrison | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle step out in LA

Harry and Meghan moved to LA at the end of March right before their exit from the royal family became official. The two planned to start their next chapter by launching their new charity, Archewell, but the coronavirus pandemic has shifted their focus.

Over the past few weeks, Prince Harry and Meghan have been doing what they can to help out in the current crisis. This includes working with the foundation, Project Angel Food, to pass out essential items to households in need.

According to Express, sources claim that the couple volunteered with the charity because they felt “helpless” during the pandemic. An insider revealed that they were “reading about everything going on and wanted to get out and contribute.”

A second source added that Prince Harry and Meghan “only leave their house for charity work.” The two are currently isolating in LA and will likely continue social distancing until the lockdown order is lifted.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will release new photo of Archie Harrison

A representative of the Sussexes has confirmed that they will release a photo of Archie to mark his first birthday. The rep claims that the photo will offer a “rare glimpse” at Archie, who has remained out of the spotlight for most of his first year.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will give the world a rare glimpse of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor next month when they publicly mark his first birthday on May 6,” the spokesperson shared. “You can expect to see him”

Prior to the lockdown, sources revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were planning a big celebration in honor of Archie’s birthday. The two were set on inviting some of their celebrity friends in Hollywood, though those plans have been scrapped.

Instead, the couple will reportedly spend Archie’s birthday at home. Sources say they will also video chat with friends and family in celebration of the big day.

This includes calling some of Prince Harry’s family in the United Kingdom. Members of the royal family have missed seeing Archie this year. Harry and Meghan spent the first few months of the year living in Canada and briefly returned to the UK before settling down in LA.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle video chat with Queen Elizabeth

Although they are now living thousands of miles away from the royals, Harry and Meghan took the time to video call Queen Elizabeth on her 94th birthday. Her Majesty turned 94 on April 21 and spent the day at Windsor Castle with her husband, Prince Philip.

The couple’s spokesperson confirmed that Harry and Meghan chatted with Queen Elizabeth on her birthday. Archie joined Harry and Meghan to talk to Her Majesty, who spent the day video calling other members of her family as well.

Prince Harry and Meghan did not mention anything about Queen Elizabeth’s birthday on social media. The two deactivated their Instagram account, Sussex Royal, last month as part of their exit deal.

It is unclear how the pair will release the new photos of Archie, but royal watchers cannot wait to see how much he has grown.

Here are all the gifts Archie Harrison received on tour

There is no telling what kind of gifts Archie will receive on his first birthday, but it is safe to say he won’t be in short supply of presents. When the Sussexes took Archie on tour last year to South Africa, he received a slew of gifts from world leaders and high-ranking officials.

Some of the presents included a pair of pilot’s shirts, a logbook, some dungarees, and beaded bracelets, the latter of which were given by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Meghan and Harry’s celebrity friends will likely chip in this year even though they won’t be able to visit with Archie face-to-face.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not commented on the reports surrounding Archie’s birthday.