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Meghan Markle and Harry show Archie as 'more independent' in 'puzzling' new birthday snap

The snap of Archie was posted on the website of Archewell, the charity founded by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The sepia tone photograph shows the back of Archie’s head as he stands in a large garden holding a bunch of balloons.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, body language expert Judi James suggested the picture has a traditional feel.

She said: “The choice of sepia tone for Archie’s second birthday photo is a puzzling one.

“Meghan and Harry have always been keen on monochrome photos and, although these have always had a nod towards the days before colour printing, they are also recognised as the cool, fashionable and modern option.

“Sepia is still very much associated with the Victorian era though, making this look more like a historic photo rather than a current one.” 


The traditional tones seem to give a nod to the Christmas card released by the Sussexes last year, which showed a photograph of the family turned into a painting.

The expert continued: “This look, along with the pose, with its very traditional echoes of a small boy with balloons, seems to be in keeping with Meghan and Harry’s last Xmas card, which they styled to look like an illustration from an Enid Blyton book.

“It suggests both parents are keen on nostalgia and encouraging the kind of idyllic childhood that they might have read about in books when they were children themselves.”

Although the picture echoes the style of some snaps previously shared by the family, it is notably different from the last time the royals gave a glimpse of their son.

“Here though we appear to be shown a small boy becoming more independent, facing away and absorbed in the balloons rather than the camera or his parents. 

“We also see Archie from back view. This is a theme used by Meghan and Harry for their iconic wedding photo when they stood with their backs to the camera, gazing in awe at the fireworks.

“Now we see Archie also turned away, gazing in awe at some huge balloons.”

As well as sharing the picture, Meghan and Prince Harry asked people to share donations. 

A statement on the Archewell foundation website said: “We will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine.

“And with that intention, we are inviting you to contribute whatever you can – if you have the means to do so – to bring vaccines to families in the world’s most vulnerable places.

“For a donation of just five dollars, you can cover the cost of a dose for someone in need. And because we were able to secure matching support from a number of organizations, that $ 5 you give will automatically turn into 20 dollars – covering the cost of four doses.”

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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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.

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Ross Kemp's advice to Meghan and Harry over son Archie before Palace clash

The presenter, 56, returns to ITV screens last night in the second part of Britain’s Tiger Kings: On The Trail With Ross Kemp. The documentary follows private animal keepers in the nation and the opposition towards the creatures being kept outside of zoos. This is the latest in a long line of shows created by Kemp since he left his full-time role in EastEnders more than 15 years ago. 
Kemp’s documentaries have led him to some of the world’s most dangerous spots and earned him the nickname of “Britain’s toughest man”.

He has filmed soldiers fighting on the frontline in Afghanistan, went in search of modern-day pirates and dangerous criminal organisations. 

The star’s shows have earned him three BAFTA nominations, including one victory for Best Factual Series, and several other awards.

His work drew the attention of Prince Harry, who praised him for trying to change the perception of the Armed Forces. 

The ex-soap star and the Sussexes have been seen together at a number of occasions including one where Kemp was snapped crying during an awards ceremony. 

During one interaction in 2019, while Meghan Markle was carrying Archie Harrison, Kemp said she looked “stunning”.

At the event, the Duchess gushed over Harry and claimed he was “going to be the best dad”.

Kemp revealed that he gave them advice about becoming new parents during one conversation. 

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He told the Sussexes that he and his wife Renee O’Brien “got a puppy before” they had their “first boy”, which helped them get used to the idea of becoming parents.

During an interview with People magazine, Kemp continued: “It’s a preparation for the nappy changing and pooping basically.”

He also claimed Harry praised him for his work as a documentarian. 

Kemp recalled: “He said it changed public opinion in terms of the sympathy towards the soldiers on the ground.”

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The former soap star believed the royal referred to his help “bringing awareness” of the struggles faced by people in the military.

Kemp noted that it was “actually nice to be thanked by someone like him” because he had “been there himself and seen and done it”.

He continued to praise the Sussexes claiming they were “down-to-earth, very warm” and “decent human beings who care” about others.

Prior to Megxit, he felt they “could potentially be a massive catalyst for great change”.

Kemp added: “Not just in the UK but around the world.”

His remarks came before Meghan and Harry announced they wanted to step down from being senior royals. 

They have since bartered deals with Netflix and Spotify, reportedly worth £72.3million ($ 100million) and £39.2million ($ 54.5million).

The negotiations are part of the couple’s bid for financial self-sufficiency after Harry claimed he no longer received money from Prince Charles – an allegation that has been refuted by some experts.

Harry was also named as the Chief Impact Officer for Better Up, a mental health services business, last month.

Less than 48 hours after the announcement, it was revealed that he would also join the Aspen Institute as one of 14 “commissioners” to combat misinformation.

In a statement, the royal said: “Today’s digital world has us inundated with an avalanche of misinformation.”

Harry claimed the dissemination of inaccurate information was “affecting our ability as individuals as well as societies to think clearly and truly understand the world we live in”.

He branded it a “humanitarian issue” and looked forward to finding a “solution-orientated approach” to help with “the information disorder crisis”. 

Britain’s Tiger Kings: On The Trail With Ross Kemp is available on ITV Player.

Gogglebox Jenny's astonishing prediction on royal baby Archie

Jenny shocked fans when she accurately predicted the name of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby way before his name was made official.

On a 2019 Gogglebox episode, the stars were watching the ITV News coverage when Archie was born. As they all cooed over the newborn, Jenny said: “I think they might call him Archie. I think Archie would suit him lovely.”

She then said: “Aww I think it’s lovely. It’s brilliant isn’t it, absolutely brilliant.”

Lee said: “This is the news you’ve been wanting Jenny. I wonder if they wanted a boy?

“Diana would have been proud of Harry.”

He then begged Jenny not to start crying, but it was too late as she was already bawling her eyes out.

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Viewers were blown away that she managed to predict Archie’s name before the official news had broken.

Gogglebox’s creator, Tania Alexander, took to Twitter to confirm that she made the astonishing guess before the news was revealed.

She said: “I would like to confirm that our Jenny did genuinely guess the name Archie before it was announced.”

Fans were astounded. One replied: “Well done Jenny for guess the baby’s name … and take no notice of Lee, I was the same. Just so happy that Harry has his little family.”

Twitter was in hysterics at the comparison and a whopping 32,000 people have liked the tweet since it was posted last week.

One person said: “Can’t stop thinking about that tweet that said Keir Starmer looks like he is trying to be both Jenny and Lee off Gogglebox at the same time.”

Another commented: “Hahaha I can’t unsee that now!”

Jenny and Lee joined Gogglebox in 2014 and have been fan favourites ever since.