Duchess Meghan reveals Archie's cute nickname in his first birthday video

By Heather Cichowski, with files from Zach Harper

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan celebrated their son Archie's milestone first birthday on May 6 by releasing a very cute video of the Duchess of Sussex reading to the birthday boy. In the clip, which was shared on Save the Children UK's Instagram, Meghan revealed the adorable nickname she has for her son, "Arch!"

The former Suits actress and Archie read Duck! Rabbit! together in the heartwarming video. The birthday boy was excited and eagerly tried to turn the pages himself. Proud mom Meghan could be heard encouraging him.

"Let's go to the next page," she said midway through the short story as she helped turn the pages. "Look, 'Arch.'"

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"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! . Thank you #DuchessMeghan for helping us to raise urgent funds for our coronavirus appeal by reading "Duck! Rabbit" by @akrfoundation, illustrated by @tlichtenheld (published by @chroniclekidsbooks). . As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, children’s lives are being turned upside down. By donating to Save with Stories, you can support the most vulnerable families in the UK and around the world by helping to provide early learning packs, supermarket vouchers, essential household items and virus protection. . Please donate today by visiting our website. Link in bio. . Or you can text STORIES to 70008 to give a one-off donation of £5. . Together, we can help families get through this. . You can only donate via text from a UK mobile. You’ll be billed £5 plus standard rate text message. We receive 100% of your donation. By texting STORIES you agree to calls about fundraising appeals, campaigns, events and other ways to support. Include NO PHONE to opt out of calls. Queries? 02070126400. Read our Privacy Policy savethechildren.org.uk/privacy The Save the Children Fund is a charity registered in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570) . #SaveWithStoriesUK #SaveWithStories #GrowingThroughThis

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Later in the video, she called her son by his full name.

"There, see! Look, Archie, it's flying!" she continued.

"Flying? He's hopping."

The lovable video continued with Archie excitedly flipping pages and even picking up a new book he appeared eager to read next!

When the Sussex family finished the short story, everyone cheered. The duke could be heard off-camera telling his son "bravo" and joining the excitement.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously opened up about their son's name when they revealed their new charity initiative, Archewell.

According to the Telegraph, "arche" was the source of inspiration for Archie's name, and they were considering it for their foundation before Sussex Royal.

"Before SussexRoyal came the idea of 'arche' – the Greek word meaning 'source of action.'

Royals fans loved seeing Archie during Harry and Meghan's royal tour of South Africa last year! Photo: © Getty Images

"We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son's name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters."

They added, "Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right."

Royals fans will have to wait a bit longer to find out more about Archewell, but it is evident that "arche" really resonated with Harry and Meghan given that the charity as well as Archie's name and nickname are inspired by it!

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