In a video posted online and filmed by her husband, Meghan read Archie’s famous 2009 book and encouraged fans to donate a variety of causes to help young people.
Harry can be heard giggling behind the camera while recording.
The video is part of the “Save With Stories” campaign, which has enlisted a number of celebrities to read aloud in short videos posted online.
A statement issued on behalf of the couple said “Duck! Rabbit!” it is one of Archie’s “favorite” books. The 2009 story of Amy Krouse Rosenthal plays on the popular optical illusion of duck rabbit.
“While celebrating this family moment, the Duke and Duchess wanted to continue raising awareness of the urgency of bringing food and learning resources to millions of children. The Duchess chose to read one of Archie’s favorite stories, ‘Duck! Rabbit! ‘, “said the couple’s statement.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, wished their nephew a “very happy first birthday” on social media, accompanied by a photo of Archie’s baptism in July 2019.
Official reports from Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, which speak on behalf of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, also marked the occasion.
Archie Mountbatten Windsor is the queen’s eighth great-grandson.
His lives with his parents Harry and Meghan in California after the couple resigned as senior members of the royal family.
The couple completed their final royal duties earlier this year.
They chose not to use any title for their son when he was born.
Harry, Meghan and Archie held a video call with Queen Elizabeth II to wish her a happy birthday when she turned 94 last month, a Sussexes spokeswoman said.
Max Foster of CNN and Hilary McGann contributed to the report.
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