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Harry and Meghan release adorable new video of Archie on his first birthday

He turns one today!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have released a new video of son Archie on his first birthday.

The short film shows Meghan reading him one of his favourite books, Duck! Rabbit!.

It's to support Save the Children’s Save With Stories initiative which aims at helping children hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis around the world.

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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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Read more: The Queen and Prince Charles share touching photos to mark Archie's first birthday

The video was shot by Harry in California last weekend.

It was shared to the Save the Children's Instagram account and shows Archie sitting in his mum's lap wearing a white t-shirt and nappy.

Meghan reads to Archie

In the video, Meghan says: "We're going to read Duck! Rabbit!" as she opened the book.

Meghan and Harry are celebrating their son's first birthday (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Archie giggles as he tries to turn the pages.

However, his attention momentarily wonders as he throws another book to the floor.

At the end, Harry is heard cheering and Archie replies: "Da, da, da."

The post read: "Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex reads "Duck! Rabbit!" for Archie's birthday.

"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.

Archie is in California with his parents (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Read more: William and Kate send message to Archie to celebrate his first birthday

"Happy Birthday, Archie!"

A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess said they wanted to mark Archie’s birthday by highlighting the issues.

The family is participating in the campaign across both the US and UK.

They said: "The family is participating in the campaign across both the US and UK to help bring much-needed support to children who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic."

In addition, the spokesperson said: "The Duke and Duchess wanted to continue to raise awareness around the urgency of bringing food and learning resources to millions of children."

The couple will mark their son's birthday in lockdown (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Meanwhile, earlier today, Archie received messages from members of the royal family.

Birthday messages!

Clarence House posted a sweet photo of Charles alongside his son Harry and grandson Archie on his christening last year.

The post read: "A very Happy Birthday to Archie, who turns one today.

"This photo of Archie and his grandfather was taken following his christening in July 2019. [Photo by] Chris Allerton Sussex Royal."

Meanwhile, after that a message was also posted to the royal family's official Twitter page.

A photo showed the Queen and Prince Philip looking lovingly at baby Archie alongside Harry and Meghan and her mother Doria Ragland.

In addition, the post said: "Happy Birthday to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor who is celebrating his 1st birthday today!

"Archie is The Queen’s eighth great-grandchild."

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