Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photograph of their six-week-old son Archie for Father’s Day.
- The couple posted a picture of Archie’s feet when Mother’s Day was celebrated in the US last month
- This photo is the first of Archie with his eyes open since he was revealed in May
- Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in line to the British throne
The sepia-toned photo, posted on the Royal couple’s Instagram feed, showed the baby cradled in Prince Harry’s arms and clutching his finger.
The post was captioned: “Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex.”
The couple posted a picture in colour of the baby’s feet when Mother’s Day was celebrated in the United States last month to mark Meghan’s first as a mother.
The baby had not yet been born when the UK had its Mother’s Day this year.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6 and is seventh in line to the British throne.
The Instagram post is also the first time a photo has been released of Archie with his eyes open since the world first saw him in May, appearing in a wrapped in a white blanket and with a hat with his parents before a small group of media at St George’s Hall.
Cradling their son, wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a hat, Harry and Meghan appeared before a small group of media at St George’s Hall at the time, saying parenting was “amazing”.
“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing,” the Duchess of Sussex said.
“I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
“It’s been, what, two-and-a-half days and we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy and be able to spend as much precious time with him before he starts to grow up,” Prince Harry said.
Meghan’s last public appearance was the Trooping the Colour parade earlier this month after she took some time off royal engagements, but Archie was not present.
The event displays military precision, horsemanship and fanfare to mark the Queen’s official birthday.
Most members of the Royal family came together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch this year, including all three of Prince William’s children: George, Charlotte and Louis.