Meghan Markle Is Reportedly the One Who Took Photo of Son Archie in Cute Knit Cap over Thanksgiving
Royal sources confirm that Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, was the brilliant photographer behind the sweet photo of Harry and Archie in matching knit caps that took the world by storm on New Year’s Day 2020.
The year 2020 started with a bang for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they started the year with a reflection of how 2019 went alongside their numerous lovers.
Prince Harry and Meghan took to their official Instagram to “look back” on the previous year with a series of snapshots that marked memorable moments in their lives.
Among the several photos which were shown alongside Coldplay’s “Clocks” playing in the background, a sweet image of Prince Harry and Archie rocking matching cute knit caps took center stage.
Harry and Archie looked all shades of adorable as they posed outdoors with the ocean as a backdrop as the duke held on to his son affectionately.
"During the royal couple’s visit to New Zealand in October 2018, Meghan gifted one of the knit caps for an unborn Archie. After he outgrew his gift, the royal mom ordered two sizes up to ensure he always has one."
According to a royal source who spoke to PEOPLE Magazine, the candid father-son moment was taken by none other than the duchess over the family’s recent Thanksgiving holiday in November.
Also, Archie’s cute knit cap has a unique story to it that helps drive a cause dear to the hearts of Harry and Meghan.
According to reports, Archie’s pom-pom hat is from Make Give Live, a social enterprise that runs community-based knitting groups in New Zealand. It was founded by mom Claire Conza.
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Arch meets Archie! This morning The Duke and Duchess were honoured to introduce their son Archie, to Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka. The Archbishop, a globally respected figure in anti-apartheid movement, is one of the world’s great champions of equality, and has spent his life tirelessly battling injustice. Their Royal Highnesses have joined The Archbishop and Thandeka to learn more about the work of The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, and see first-hand how they are focussing on global awareness of the critical issues affecting the world. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Reuters
During the royal couple’s visit to New Zealand in October 2018, Meghan gifted one of the knit caps for an unborn Archie. After he outgrew his gift, the royal mom ordered two sizes up to ensure he always has one. For every item purchased, one is donated to a Kiwi in need.
The Cocobear style hat reportedly retails for $33 and has since caused a backorder of items from the company since Archie was spotted wearing it.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
The “Archie effect” has been at an all-time high this holiday as the little one once again stole the show in the family’s Christmas card, which was shared by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust on Twitter.
As noted by Celebrity Insider, the 8-month-old showed off his adorable nature as he was seen crawling towards the camera while his parents were behind, watching him and looking joyful under the Christmas tree.
Just sharing the sweetest Christmas Card from our President and Vice-President, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Very Merry Christmas, everyone! pic.twitter.com/McOcHALoGl— The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (@queenscomtrust) December 23, 2019
Although the Sussex’s spent their holidays away from Sandringham and with Meghan’s mom, Doria, in Canada, they weren’t far away from the Queen’s heart as she reportedly gave her great-grandson a shoutout during her annual Christmas address.
Her Majesty described Archie’s birth as one of the milestones of the previous year.