Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Reportedly Release a New Photo of Archie on His First Birthday

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are about to have a one-year-old in their home. Archie, who was born on May 6 last year, is going to turn one in just a couple of weeks, and it sounds like Meghan and Harry already have at least one plan for how they’re going to celebrate.

A spokesperson for the Sussexes told The Sunday Times that the couple plan to share a new photo of their son on his birthday. Harry and Meghan are no longer using their Sussex Royal Instagram account, but the spokesperson didn’t say how they would be sharing the photo.

The family of three recently moved to Los Angeles after Harry and Meghan finished their final royal duties in London in March. They are reportedly quarantining in a secluded compound after leaving their home in Vancouver. Baby Archie hasn’t been back to the U.K., where he was born, since he and his parents went to Canada to spend the holidays. This means Archie also hasn’t seen the royal side of his family in months.

Per a report from The Sunday Times, Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family are “very sad” that they haven’t seen much of Archie in recent months. When Harry and Meghan went back to England last month, they didn’t bring Archie along.

“Archie is the priority,” a source told People in February. “It’s very much still about taking care of him and putting the family first. He’s a happy kid—he loves to laugh. Archie and Harry have such a good time together. And Meghan is a great mom. She’s very much about tending to him. They are trying to live their life as regular parents.”

In March, The Sunday Times reported that the family is planning to visit Balmoral, the royal family’s vacation home, together this summer. That is likely subject to change, depending on COVID-19.

Hilary Weaver is a freelance writer based in New York who writes about politics, queer issues, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and every woman the Queen has ever made a dame.

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