Archie's Tiny Feet Made A Sweet Mother's Day Appearance—Along With A Subtle Tribute To Princess Diana
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, celebrated Mother's Day by releasing a photo of their newborn, baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on Instagram.
The photo showed little Archie mostly swaddled in a white blanket, with his feet poking out, in front of a bed of forget-me-nots.
The light blue flowers happened to be the favorite of Princess Diana, Prince Harry's late mother.
This is also the origin of the name of Sentebale, Prince Harry's charity organization which "supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV" in Botswana and Lesotho. Sentebale is the Sesotho (the national language of Lesotho) word for the flower.
Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday, is not celebrated in May in the UK, but it is in several commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada, and South Africa.
Many who viewed the pharmacy to in social media congratulated the Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Archie, and wished her a Happy Mother's Day.
@RE_DailyMail @DukeHarrySussex This is the first Mother's Day for The Duchess of Sussex God bless heR God bless all… https://t.co/X4ecum20Bu— استشارات 💉 #نسائيه💉 (@استشارات 💉 #نسائيه💉)1557685481.0
@RE_DailyMail Happy 1st Mother’s Day Meghan! Please kiss those little piggy toes for me. I rue the day my youngest… https://t.co/JgMzxwwLMg— Sandy St. George (@Sandy St. George)1557691794.0
@RE_DailyMail Happy Mother’s Day 👩 to the Duchess of Sussex & all the mothers in the whole world 🌎 ! Don’t forget your mothers, guys!— Lin Tsang (@Lin Tsang)1557724030.0
Many also noted the nod to Princess Diana.
Princess Diana’s favourite flower, forget-me-nots in the background of this image #MothersDay2019 https://t.co/eBj1oUqw0R— Victoria Murphy (@Victoria Murphy)1557668146.0
I understand the picture was taken at Frogmore Cottage, the Sussex’s new Windsor home, with Princess Diana's favour… https://t.co/3WHWjSRbal— Rebecca English (@Rebecca English)1557668021.0
@RE_DailyMail Princess Diana’s favorite flowers... https://t.co/wdzDq81PbA— Chiqui 🏴☠️ (@Chiqui 🏴☠️)1557720347.0
@byQueenVic What a thoughtful touch, the flowers. The photo is STUNNING. Very precious. #ArchieFeeties 👣❤🌼— BEEGEE ginger YURIKO calico Rip💔 LYNNE (@BEEGEE ginger YURIKO calico Rip💔 LYNNE)1557698628.0
@RE_DailyMail A lovely picture and the forget me nots adds a very special touch. I also thought of Prince Harry’s w… https://t.co/dmvbQvdvkW— Mildred Garner (@Mildred Garner)1557669986.0
Many others were just charmed by the sheer cuteness of the photo.
@RE_DailyMail This is quite simply really sweet 😍 What a beautiful little picture 💗— helencatherine (@helencatherine)1557695087.0
@RE_DailyMail The most perfect little toes 💙— Lacresha Hearn (@Lacresha Hearn)1557679359.0
@thomasdaigle Those tiny tootsies deserve all the press releases in the world— t (@t)1557687555.0
The happy couple also quoted the poem "lands" by Nayyirah Waheed in the post.
Many people eagerly await more news of little Archie, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked that people respect their privacy.
It seems that the only choice is to wait and hope for the couple to post more adorable photos of Archie to their Instagram.
Ladies and germs, the wait is over.
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their son into the world on Monday, we finally have a name.
World, meet Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Even better, we are finally getting see pictures of the newborn two days after being born.
The Duke and Duchess have chosen to keep their plans surrounding the birth of their son private, and now the proud parents are having their first official family pictures taken on the grounds of Windsor.
Check out the gorgeous photos, courtesy of the Royal Family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed earlier today with their newborn son at Windsor Castle. The baby h… https://t.co/0YKllgUiVJ— The Royal Family (@The Royal Family)1557330655.0
The name is short for Archibald, which is composed of Germanic elements erchan (meaning "genuine" and "precious") and bald ("bold.")
Archies around the world must be proud to share their namesake with Baby Sussex.
Twitter pounced at the opportunity to have some fun with the newly announced name and teased the royal baby with a reference from the CW TV show, Riverdale.
Archiekins!— Netflix US (@Netflix US)1557330559.0
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, First of His Name, Earl of Riverdale. https://t.co/JgqlBE3p4k— Carlos (@Carlos)1557333689.0
Fits right in #Riverdale #babysussex https://t.co/4HZ835kF31— JanksMarc (@JanksMarc)1557333154.0
Best. Crossover. Ever. #Riverdale goes ROYAL. Congrats to the Meghan and Harry #archie! ❤️ 👶🏻 🍼 ❤️ https://t.co/sNoQInhMNg— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@RobertoAguirreSacasa)1557335836.0
Archie Harrison, Duke of Riverdale, Gargoyle King.— 🦋 Kel Fitzgerald 💋 (@🦋 Kel Fitzgerald 💋)1557330795.0
Of course, we can't forget the original comics on which the teen drama series is based. Archie Comics announced their glee in two words.
i'm baby— Archie Comics (@Archie Comics)1557331178.0
Let's all just respect the power move of a ginger prince naming his son Archie. https://t.co/K3V3n5M7Me— Heidi N. Moore (@Heidi N. Moore)1557331237.0
@ArchieComics Watch your name explode to the Top 25 “most popular baby boy name” list after many decades of obscurity.— Jono (@Jono)1557332296.0
@closer2fine A long tradition of gingers! 😂— Lauren Milberger (@Lauren Milberger)1557334793.0
Riverdale diehards always root for the underdog.
If Harry and Meghan really wanted to unify the UK and US, they should have named the baby Jughead.— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro)1557332420.0
@ArchieComics Do you feel baby that Archie stole Jughead's crown?— Cameron Williams (@Cameron Williams)1557333153.0
Someone’s a Riverdale fan. But why pick Archie over Jughead?? I think Jughead Mountbatten-Windsor would have been… https://t.co/n0e1kXZrxy— ForestWitch 🦉❄️🌛 (@ForestWitch 🦉❄️🌛)1557331286.0
Riverdale's reach is powerful.
@TheRealClosgolf confirmed Megan watches Archie on the CW— SnuggleBunz_TV🌈 (@SnuggleBunz_TV🌈)1557335370.0
wow Riverdale's impact !! #MasterArchie https://t.co/MHYkQwg14I— Kristin Harris (@Kristin Harris)1557332257.0
@moorehn So now they're sorted for the next offspring. Prince Jughead Princess Betty or Veronica😂😂😂— karin (@karin)1557345351.0
But the show's influence across the pond proved inferior to that of the Queen's.
BREAKING NEWS: Queen bans and cancels Netflixs subscription at Buckingham Palace. After Meghans repeated viewing of… https://t.co/cU0STO1KMC— Scott H (@Scott H)1557331129.0
The photo opp is a break from tradition, as Prince William and Kate previously introduced Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis from the steps of St. Mary's Hospital hours after their births.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also deviated from another tradition, with the 37-year-old royal giving birth in Windsor, where the couple reside at Frogmore Cottage.
Archie, additionally known as is seventh in the line of succession after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Harry.
We still think you're All in the Family, Archie Bunker.
@RoyalFamily https://t.co/j5U1hCZvJS— Michelle Philippi (@Michelle Philippi)1557330998.0
The world is pleased to make your acquaintance, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.