The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have celebrated Father’s Day by sharing a new image of their six-week-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
The sepia-toned photo of Archie staring at the camera and gripping his dad’s left hand was shared on the SussexRoyal Instagram account on Sunday.
Prince Harry’s wedding ring is also visible in the picture.
The post was captioned: “Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex.”
The Duke of Sussex is celebrating his first Father’s Day with his six-week-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Harry and American former actress the Duchess of Sussex have been enjoying life as a family of three after welcoming their first born at the start of May.
Smitten Harry introduced Archie to the world alongside proud mother Meghan when the newest addition to the royal family was just two days old, the Press Association reports.
Announcing his arrival on May 6, the duke said: “This little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I’m just over the moon.”
The Sussexes are raising seventh in line to the throne Archie in the sanctuary of Frogmore Cottage – their new bolthole in Windsor Home Park in Berkshire, close to the Queen’s residence Windsor Castle.
The Grade II listed 10-bedroom property is set close to the winding lakes, wooded mounds, glades, walks and bridges of the gardens at Frogmore.
Hands-on-father Harry has been relishing his new role as a parent after years of watching others bring up their families.
The duke said at Archie’s first photocall at Windsor Castle: “It’s great. Parenting is amazing.
“It’s only been two-and-a-half days, three days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy and be able to spend some precious times with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up.”
Meghan said of her husband and her son: “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
Harry previously spoke about his desire to start a family, saying: “I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young.”
A photograph of Meghan’s hand cradling her son was posted on Instagram along with a poem by Nayyirah Waheed.
my first country;
the first place i ever lived.
The more astute observers commenting on the post also noticed a background of Princess Diana’s favourite flower, purple forget-me-nots.
Harry and Meghan’s first born, who is seventh in line to the throne, made his world debut with his besotted mother and father at the castle in May.
The duchess described her son as having the “sweetest temperament”, while a delighted duke called him “our own little bundle of joy”.