Harry and Meghan share new photo of Archie on first Father’s Day

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

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.

Prince 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.

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.”

Proud father the Duke of Sussex receives a babygro for Archie from Princess Margriet of the Netherlands during a visit to The Hague. Credit: kirsty O’Connor/PA

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.”

Father’s Day in the UK – June 16 – is celebrated on the same day in the US – the third Sunday in June.

On Mother’s Day in the US this year – May 12 – the couple shared an Instagram post of Archie’s feet being cradled by Los Angeles-born Meghan.

Harry cradles and gazes at his baby son Archie. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

It was captioned: “Paying tribute to all mothers today, past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered.

“We honour and celebrate each and every one of you.”