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A Very Happy 1st Birthday to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Can you believe it’s been one whole year since we welcomed the son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world!
To say it’s been a year of changes for Prince Harry and Meghan is a slight understatement, but while they settle into their new lives, we’re celebrating Archie’s first birthday with a few fun first facts.
- As the eighth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, little Archie was introduced to Her Majesty and Prince Philip at only two days old. The Queen and Prince Philip were also the first members of the Royal Family to meet the new addition.
- Archie embarked on his first Royal Tour at the young age of four months old. The family tour to Southern Africa included a special meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who joked that the four month old is “going to be a ladies’ man”.
- Another exciting milestone for Archie was his first glimpse of snow! Prince Harry revealed the news at a private Sentebale fundraiser in January, saying: “It has also been a privilege to meet so many of you, and to feel your excitement for our son Archie, who saw snow for the first time the other day and thought it was bloody brilliant!”
Below are birthday messages from Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge…
A very Happy Birthday to Archie, who turns one today. 🎈— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 6, 2020
This photo of Archie and his grandfather was taken following his christening in July 2019.
📸 Chris Allerton ©️ Sussex Royal pic.twitter.com/AYxqkRxE1d
Happy Birthday to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor who is celebrating his 1st birthday today! 🎈— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2020
Archie is The Queen’s eighth great-grandchild. pic.twitter.com/PMaiY6NR1a
Wishing Archie a very happy first birthday today! 🎈 pic.twitter.com/dEjvnSjGGM— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 6, 2020
And a bit of a throwback to last year, when we first heard the exciting news…
“We’re absolutely thrilled – welcome to the Sleep Deprivation Society!” — The Duke of Cambridge on his and The Duchess’s delight at the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son pic.twitter.com/3sTvDL14Cr— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 7, 2019
“We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.”— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 7, 2019
The Prince of Wales on the birth of his new grandson, speaking to well-wishers today in Berlin. #RoyalVisitGermany pic.twitter.com/Liyq1nJ97B
A notice of birth has gone on display on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ son. pic.twitter.com/bKMZCtXHOq— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019
The birth certificate of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pic.twitter.com/9kvv7teEiB— PA Media (@PA) May 17, 2019
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. pic.twitter.com/PaHVhPlUl5— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 8, 2019