The Queen "noted that Archie has Harry's red hair" during video call

Naomi Gordon
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Prince Harry and Meghan's one-year-old son Archie has inherited Harry's distinctive red hair, the Queen is said to have observed during a recent video-call with the family.

The royal couple's biographer Katie Nicholl told The Sunday Times that Her Majesty "noted" the similarities between father and son during a call made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the monarch on her 94th birthday.

The virtual reunion back in April took place between Los Angeles, where the Sussex family is currently living, and Windsor Castle, where the Queen is spending her time with husband Prince Philip.

Nicholl said that the Queen has only seen Archie a "handful of times" since he was born on May 6 last year.

Meanwhile, royal sources also informed Nicholl that the duke and duchess are having a "magical time" together as a family during lockdown. Harry and Meghan are said to be "just enjoying watching Archie experience milestones".

"Archie is a happy and sweet baby, full of love and joy, and it's contagious," Nicholl wrote. "He is active and pulling himself up on everything with a great determination to walk.'"

Although the family are in Beverly Hills, the couple are also keen to be "out of the Hollywood fray". They are said to be searching for a property "close to nature" and near somewhere where they can "hike".

Meanwhile, to mark Archie's first birthday in May, Harry and Meghan released an adorable video featuring the duchess reading her son a story.

Meghan can be seen reading Archie one of his favourite books 'Duck! Rabbit?' as he sits on her lap and helps her to turn the pages. The video raised money for Save The Children in support of the charity's Save With Stories initiative, aimed at helping children hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis both here in the UK and around the world.

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