Alison Hammond fires back at backlash aimed at Meghan Markle over Archie birthday photo

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Alison Hammond fires back at backlash aimed at Meghan Markle over Archie birthday photo
This Morning presenter Alison Hammond, 46, has defended Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, after the royal couple left some fans “upset” by not showing their son Archie’s face in a new photo of the tot celebrating his second birthday. The snap, shared by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex yesterday, showed Archie with his back facing the camera while holding a bunch of balloons.
Although many fans were delighted to see the sweet picture, others were disappointed that it didn’t show the little one’s face.

One person tweeted: “Archie’s top secret face, that’s ridiculous.”

Another added: “Wish I could see his beautiful face!”

A third fumed: “That could be any kid! Why bother if they can’t release a good photo, don’t release a photo. Poor kid.”

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Alison addressed the backlash aimed at Meghan and Harry during today’s episode with This Morning while chatting with her co-host Dermot O’Leary and guests Nick Ferrari and Gyles Brandreth.

She told viewers: “Meghan and Harry have posted a picture of Archie on his second birthday, which is lovely. 

“Here it is. But lots of fans are a little bit upset with the fact that you can’t see his face.”

Hitting back at those who were complaining, Alison said: “We’ve seen his face before!”


“I think each of them has perhaps done a few missteps in recent months. I would urge everybody, can we just press pause. 

“Can we just let them try and live a little? If they do another interview then, ok, maybe we sharpen our pencils again. 

“But can we just let them get on with their life and the little chap, Meghan have a baby… and just afford them a bit of time and space to see where they go.”

Alongside the snap of Archie, Meghan and Harry asked people to donate towards the global Covid vaccine rollout in honour of his second birthday.

In a statement on the couple’s Archewell foundation website, they said they were “deeply touched” by the “warmth and support” shown by fans on the occasion.

Donations will go to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is coordinating Covax, a global programme to ensure the fair distribution of Covid jabs.

It will also be donated to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the World Health Organisation.

Meghan and Harry are expecting their second baby and told fans while speaking to Oprah Winfrey that they’re going to welcome a baby girl.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed


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