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How Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Celebrated Archie’s 1st Birthday: Smash Cake And Family Calls

How Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Celebrated Archie’s 1st Birthday: Smash Cake And Family Calls


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated their son Archie‘s first birthday privately in Los Angeles yesterday. While the couple opted not to personally give details about the festivities, a source told People a bit about how Meghan and Harry made Archie’s day special as the family quarantines in California. There was cake, naturally.

Archie had a “smash cake”—a cake made for just one (typically babies on their first birthday), where no fork is needed, the source said.

“They are celebrating as a family focused on Archie and being together,” the source explained. “They’ll have a smash cake and Zooms with family and friends. It’s been beautiful weather, so perhaps a family stroll with the dogs.”

E! reported previously that Archie adores FaceTiming with other kids and babies. Meghan and Harry’s son has been “loving doing FaceTime playdates with other small children they have in their lives,” a source told E! last month.

The Duke and Duchess shared a video of Meghan reading to Archie yesterday to mark their son’s big day. Save the Children UK posted the footage on its Instagram in support of the Save With Stories initiative during COVID-19. Save With Stories benefits both Save the Children and No Kid Hungry.

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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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Meghan and Harry’s friends shared with ELLE.com that the couple are enjoying a “happy and love-filled time” with their son as they quarantine and continue to work on plans for their new non-profit Archewell. The two wanted to drive attention to the two charities yesterday because the organisations are “committed to meeting children’s most urgent needs during the global pandemic,” a spokesperson for the couple said. They provide books, educational materials, and meals to families in need.


This article originally appeared on ELLE US.