“Dear Meghan and Harry, thank you for sharing your gorgeous son with the world and allowing us to join you in celebrating his first birthday,” the proud mom of three to kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, May 6. “We are humbled and grateful that you chose @savewithstories to mark this special day and in so doing — have raised the visibility of @savethechildren’s work in the U.S and U.K and have helped feed and educate children in desperate need of both.”
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“Duck! Rabbit!” by @akrfoundation & @tlichtenheld (published by @chroniclekidsbooks). Read by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex (with Harry, The Duke of Sussex behind the camera) to their son Archie for his 1st Birthday. Happy Birthday, Archie! . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES
In the video, Meghan, 38, was reading the children’s book Duck! Rabbit! to her son. The clip was viewed over 560,000 times and it brought a lot of attention to Jen’s Save With Stories campaign, which she started with actress Amy Adams and the organization No Kid Hungry.
“More than anything — watching you lovingly talk through the pictures while your clever Archie turns the pages — lifts all of us up and reminds us that what may seem like a duck just might turn out to be a rabbit,” she gushed. “Thank you for this joyful and meaningful shift in perspective. Best, Jen.”
Save With Stories is a campaign that helps to feed and entertain kids who are stuck at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since it started on March 16, a lot of celebrities, including Robin Roberts, Ina Garten and Padma Lakshmi have shared videos of them reading children’s books online. Now, Meghan and Harry, 35, can be added to that list.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated Archie’s birthday by throwing him an amazing party. The couple went “all out” to make sure everything was just how their son likes it, an insider shared to Closer Weekly on April 30. The little guy even FaceTimed Queen Elizabeth and his grandmother Doria Ragland. Harry and Meghan definitely made sure their son felt completely loved on his birthday!