ARCHIE is celebrating his 1st birthday today, and he is already proving himself to have quite the personality according to a body language expert.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry released a video of Archie enjoying storytime with his mum to commemorate his special day.
Body language expert Judi James says that the short clip, shared by Save the Children has already revealed the tot to be “confident and determined.”
And while it might be Meghan who is reading to Archie, it is Prince Harry behind the camera who holds the tot’s attention
Speaking to Fabulous Digital, she said: “Like many energetic and boisterous children of his age, Archie looks suitably distracted for a lot of the time.
“He looks like a very confident and quite determined-looking boy who looks happiest when he’s on the receiving end of his dad’s noisy praise at the end of the clip.
He is quite focused on the reading session but seems to want to take control and do things at his own pace and in his own way, turning the pages more quickly that his mum and even reaching for a different book at one point.
“Harry looks like his playmate here and as he smiles across at his dad he even seems to be calling out ‘da-da’ to him.”
When it comes to Meghan, Judi says that she is switching between her role as a mum to her role as a performer.
She says: “Meghan is adopting a few roles here, from doting and besotted looking mother to performer as she turns the book to camera and reads to an audience as well as her son.
“With one firm arm around Archie’s waist she seems to nearly have the knack of keeping the wriggling child in place as well as of engaging him (or trying to) by telling him to ‘Look’ where she’s pointing and using a story-telling voice to interest him.
“She also manages to throw Harry some loving looks as well, while avoiding any shared laughter or eye-rolls when Archie refuses to stick to the ‘script’.”
Judi adds: “Harry must have found this an adorable scene to watch from behind the camera as we can hear him laughing and then yelling fulsome praise and encouragement at the end.”
The new video was released today by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to celebrate Archie's 1st birthday.
Meghan is seen reading 'Duck! Rabbit!' to the birthday boy as proud dad Harry films them – quacking in the background.
The video was shared on Instagram by Save the Children to help raise urgent funds for the charity's coronavirus appeal that has seen other celebs read stories.
They said: "Duck! Rabbit! with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex (and Harry, The Duke of Sussex behind the camera), read to their son Archie for his 1st birthday.
"Happy Birthday, Archie!"
In other royal news, royal fans have pointed out that Archie looks the spitting image of his dad in the new video.
And we told you how Kate and William should expect a video call from Meghan and Harry today.
Plus we told you how experts predict that Meghan will relaunch her lifestyle blog, The Tig.
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