Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared an unseen picture of baby Archie in a highlight reel of their top moments of 2019.
Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, posted the sweet picture tonight, as 2019 drew to a close, choosing Coldplay’s 2003 sombre track ‘Clocks’.
The candid snap shows Prince Harry standing by a lake in what is thought to be their Canadian Christmas hideaway of Vancouver Island, as he smiles at a beaming Archie, who is dressed in an adorable beanie hat, a beige anorak and little sheepskin boots gifted to them by the Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
Sharing the post, which racked up over 260,000 likes in half an hour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote: ‘2019 in review. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support!
‘We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness. – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’.
They added: ‘Special thanks to Chris Martin and Coldplay for allowing us to use one of their songs’.
Elsewhere a throwback to the 8th May shows Meghan and Harry introducing little Archie to the world at Windsor Palace.
The compilation video runs alongside the hit song Clocks, which includes the lyrics: ‘The lights go out and I can’t be saved, Tides that I tried to swim against, Have brought me down upon my knees, Oh I beg, I beg and plead, singing’.
Some fans claim the song is about despair, hopelessneess and doubt, as the protagonist pleads for salvation.
The video offers some retrospective of the Sussexes’ busy year.
A picture shows the Duchess of Sussex during her pregnancy at the National Theatre, on January 30, 2019.
In another snap, Harry proudly stands next to Sir David Attenborough, his brother William, 37 and Prince Charles, 71, at a screening at the Natural History Museum in London for the world premiere of his new Netflix series ‘Our Planet’.
The video fondly looks back on several of Harry and Meghan’s joint engagements as expecting parents, like their Morrocco visit in February, where they met with local children.
A short clip included in the video shows Meghan embracing Beyonce at the premiere of the Lion King, in Leicester Square on July 14.
Kate Middleton also makes an appearance in the clip in a picture taken on the women’s final of Wimbledon,on July 13.
A throwback picture in the compilation reel sees Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove gifting Meghan and Harry little sheepskin boots for Archie in Sydney during their 2018 tour of Australia.
Another sweet snap shows Harry and a pregnant Meghan smiling happily as they enjoyed a moment during their February tour of Morocco.
And the new picture appears to show an unseen glimpse inside their secret getaway.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent their first Christmas with baby Archie in a $14.1 million waterfront mansion owned by a mystery multi-millionaire, DailyMail.com revealed last week.
The royal family and the Duchess of Sussex’s mother Doria Ragland enjoyed time in one of the most idyllic spots on Vancouver Island.
Their presence in Canada had been confirmed before Christmas by prime minster Justin Trudeau.
The eight-bedroom gated estate on Vancouver Island, Canada, boasts two beaches and views across the peninsula from the four acre property.
Harry and Meghan’s presence in North Saanich was first revealed by local restaurateur Pierre Koffel and his wife Bev, who reportedly turned away the royal couple from their high-end restaurant because of their intense security requirements.
Koffel says he was merely visited by the royals’ security team and didn’t decline their reservations – but has still faced a backlash with ‘hundreds’ of emails and ‘dozens’ of phone calls from Harry and Meghan fans berating him for denying their favorite royals their Christmas dinner.
The chef and co-owner of the Deep Cove Chalet in North Saanich told DailyMail.com that he and his wife were tricked into revealing the royals’ secret getaway, and have now received ‘hundreds of emails, tens of phonecalls’ accusing he and his wife of being ‘terrible people’.
The restaurateur’s wife, Bev, told the Vancouver Sun on Christmas Eve that they had been visited by Harry and Meghan’s security detail, casing their restaurant for a potential dinner spot for the couple.
The royals have had an action-packed year, with the high point being the arrival of baby Archie on May 6 weighing 7lb 3oz.
Two days later baby Archie was introduced to the world at a photocall in the Castle’s St George’s Hall, with Meghan declaring: ‘It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.’
Keen to give him a normal life, Harry and Meghan chose not to use the courtesy title Earl Dumbarton or style him Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, making a personal decision he should be a plain Master.
Just months before Archie’s arrival, Harry and Meghan undertook an official royal tour of Morocco in February.
Following his birth in the spring, the couple kept a relatively low profile over the summer, engaging in various charity visits.
Meanwhile September saw Vogue releasing a special issue guest edited by Meghan Markle, before the Duchess released a fashion line for charity Smart Works.
Later in September the couple went on a joint tour of South Africa, where they spoke out against the negative treatment they had experienced in a candid ITV interview.
In November the couple announced they would be taking a well-deserved break from royal duties, spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with Meghan’s mother Doria.
The video comes just hours after Prince William and Kate Middleton hinted at a more united 2020 with the Sussexes by including them in their yearly roundup video on Instagram today.
Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 37, shared their ‘2019 year in review’ video with their 10.6 million Instagram followers in the early hours of this morning.
The 2 minute long video includes snaps and clips from the royal couple’s various engagements throughout the year, but also features several photos of Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, including baby Archie’s photocall.
The round-up review of the year included clips of Kate and Prince William during their engagements throughout the past 12 months.
Among the highlights were moments from the widely praised Pakistan tour, as well as Kate’s hugely popular RHS Back to Nature garden.
Alongside the video, the caption read: ‘To all the fantastic organisations and inspirational people we met and worked with in 2019: Thank you for a wonderful year, and see you in 2020!’
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Jessica Rach