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Harry and Meghan post adorable photo of Archie’s feet to Sussex Royal Instagram account


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have posted an adorable new photograph of baby Archie Harrison today – showing his feet as Meghan, 37, celebrates her first mother’s day with her son.    

The adorable single image shows the newborn’s two tiny wriggling feet being gently held by the Duchess of Sussex’s hand, with forget-me-nots – Harry’s mother Princess Diana’s favourite flower – clearly visible in the background. 

The photograph and accompanying caption celebrates Mother’s Day, which is being marked in the US and other countries around the world today, and is believed to have been taken at the couple’s new home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. 

Buckingham Palace has confirmed to MailOnline that the photograph features Archie and the Duchess of Sussex. 

It’s thought that Meghan also penned the caption, as some have pointed to the American spelling of the word ‘honor’, which in British-English is spelled ‘honour’. 

Best foot forward! Prince Harry and Meghan posted this beautiful photo to their Sussex Royal Instagram account this afternoon; the photo appears to show Archie Harrison’s feet being held by the Duchess of Sussex’s hand in front of a flourish of forget-me-nots, one of the late Princess Diana’s favourite flowers

Happy first Mother’s Day: The couple, pictured last week with their new arrival – Archie Harrison, who was born on May 6th at 5:26am – paid tribute to mothers ‘past, present and mothers-to-be’ in the touching post

The image was captioned thoughtfully by Meghan and Harry, with an excerpt from a poem by Nayyirah Waheed mentioned. The spelling of the word ‘honor’ seems to point to an American author of the post, with some suggesting it was written by Meghan 

Posted just before 2:30pm (UK BST), the image was liked more than half a million times in less than half an hour.

Accompanying the image of Archie’s ten toes, which are wrapped in a pristine woollen blanket, is the message: ‘Paying tribute to all mothers today – past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honour and celebrate each and every one of you.’

The heartfelt missive continues: ‘Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex.’

The Sussex Royal account also quotes a poem Lands, by Nayyirah Waheed, in the caption of the sweet image.

Meghan previously posted the poet’s work on her now defunct personal account in 2017, to mark International Women’s Day.

Fans of the couple have been flooding the Instagram post with their delight at seeing another snap of the young royal. 

Meghan’s closest friends, including make up artist Daniel Martin and Archie’s rumoured godmother Jessica Mulroney were among those who wished Meghan a happy first mother’s day. 

Celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker also commented on the post. 

Meghan’s best friend and Archie’s rumoured godmother was also quick to comment on the post 

Just perfect! A close-up of Archie’s feet out in the May sunshine showed what is believed to be the Duchess of Sussex’s hand holding them closely

Who is poet Nayyirah Waheed?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a quote from ‘lands’ a poem by  Nayyirah Waheed to mark US Mothers’ Day, just six days after the birth of their first child, Archie Harrison.

Sharing a picture of the newborn’s feet, they captioned the image with a quote from ‘lands’ a poem by the enigmatic Nayyirah Waheed.

The poet is deliberately mysterious and little is known about her, including her appearance and childhood, but she is believed to have been born in the US.

Her success came largely through Instagram, and her work is widely shared on blogging sites such as tumblr. 

She has two anthologies, salt, published in 2013 and nejma, published in 2014.

Meghan chose words written by poet Nayyirah Waheed in the post to mark her first Mother’s Day

Nayyirah’s style is minimal, her poems are short and use very few line breaks. She has often been compared to Rupi Kaur, who similarly built her success on social media.

Her poems often explore themes of self-love and acceptance.  

Meghan previously posted the poet’s work on her now defunct personal account in 2017, to mark International Women’s Day.

The Duchess shared a screenshot of the poem which includes the lines: ‘I will tell you, my daughter / of your worth / not your beauty / everyday (your beauty is a given. every being is born beautiful) / knowing your worth/ can save your life.’

She captioned the post ‘to always knowing your worth’.

Meghan has dabbled in poetry herself, and reportedly wrote a love poem for Prince Harry which she read at their wedding reception. 

In December, Meghan read a poem by Marianne Williamson at carol service at St. Luke’s church in London, in support of the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.

The Duchess read ‘Our Deepest Fear’ by Marianne Williamson, which discusses embracing one’s light and allowing yourself to shrine.

The Duchess of Sussex’s wedding bouquet included forget-me-nots in tribute to Princess Diana when the couple married in May 2018

Hello world! Last week, the couple officially introduced their newborn son to the world, inviting photographers to St George’s Hall in Windsor 

The Duchess shared a screenshot of the poem which includes the lines: ‘I will tell you, my daughter / of your worth / not your beauty / everyday (your beauty is a given. every being is born beautiful) / knowing your worth/ can save your life.’

She captioned the post: ‘to always knowing your worth’.

The picture also clearly shows a striking flourish of forget-me-nots, which have long held a special place in Harry’s heart. 

Forget-me-nots featured in Meghan’s bouquet on the couple’s wedding day, as a tribute to Harry’s late mother, who loved the small purple flowers. 

The Duke of Sussex hand-picked several flowers from their private garden at Kensington Palace a day ahead of the wedding.

Meghan’s bouquet was laid on the tomb of the unknown warrior at Westminster Abbey, following the wedding. 

And the Queen became the first royal to get a glimpse at her great-grandchild, joining Meghan’s mother Doria and the Duke of Edinburgh for the intimate moment

Hey dad! Little Archie slept through his first outing but in the latest photos published today show Meghan and Harry’s son flexing his feet 

The tradition was started by the Queen Mother after her marriage to in 1923 to the Duke of York, who later became King George VI. 

The floral background could also be a tribute to Meghan’s own mother, who is currently staying with the royals at Frogmore Cottage. 

It was revealed last year that Doria’s adorable nickname for her only daughter is ‘flower’. 

It’s been suggested in the past that Meghan is running the @Sussexroyal Instagram account.  

It’s been suggested in the past that Meghan could be running the Sussex Royal Instagram account, with fans pointing to American spelling in some of the captions 

Fans have been quick to spot American spellings, as well as dollar signs and American English in the captions, and claim this points to a US native writing them. 

Several posts use the US spelling ‘organization’, rather than ‘organisation’ and ‘programs’ rather than ‘programmes’. 

Before she was the Duchess of Sussex and began dating Prince Harry, Meghan amassed millions of followers on social media, and loved interacting with her fans. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they had named their son on Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on Wednesday. 

Today’s image is the first-time the couple have shared a photograph since the newborn officially said hello to the world last week at St George’s Hall in Windsor, shortly before his name was made public.  

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