Baby Archie given ‘books and ball pit’ for Christmas by parents Meghan Markle and Harry

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MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry gave their “confident” son baby Archie some “books, building blocks and a ball pit” for Christmas, a royal insider has claimed.

Baby Archie spent his first Christmas with parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Canada, as the pair enjoyed a break from royal duties. Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland joined them for the festive season and yesterday the royal couple shared a new photo of their seven-month-old tot to mark the New Year. Now, a royal source has revealed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “couldn’t help” but spoil baby Archie as they showered him with modest gifts to mark his first Christmas.

A source told the magazine US Weekly: “Archie is the centre of Meghan and Harry’s world and they can’t help it.

“For Christmas, they bought him books, building blocks and a baby ball bit. “It’s not all about extravagant gifts for them.”

The insider also disclosed details of Archie’s personality, something that is sure to excite royal fans.

The source said: “He loves being entertained and interacting with people.

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Baby Archie got books and a ball pit for Christmas Image Getty Pa

Baby Archie got books and a ball pit for Christmas (Image Getty Pa)

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a new photo of baby Archie last night (Image: PA/SussexRoyal)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a new photo of baby Archie last night (Image: PA/SussexRoyal)

“Some children get shy or nervous around new people, but not Archie.

“He’ll go to anyone without kicking up a fuss!”

It comes after Meghan and Harry shared an unseen photo of Archie on their Instagram account Sussex Royal last night.

The picture shows Harry holding little Archie aloft in his arms, as the child clings on to his dad’s back.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew spent Christmas in Canada (Image: PA)

Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew spent Christmas in Canada (Image: PA)

The little tot is dressed in a cute grey bobble-hat, boots and brown winter coat with Harry wearing a khaki jacket and blue woolly hat.

The picture is shot in front of a stunning lake and is believed to have been taken whilst the couple spent the festive season in Canada.

The adorable photo appears at the end of a short video, which recaps the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s whirlwind 2019.

The video flicks through photos of some of the couples most memorable moments, including the birth of Archie in May, their royal tour of Africa and several charity engagements.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will return to royal duties in the New Year (Image: Getty)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will return to royal duties in the New Year (Image: Getty)

On their SussexRoyal account the couple also thanked everyone for the support throughout the past 12 months and wished everyone a happy new year.

The message said: “Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support!

“We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year.

“We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness.”

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Line of succession to the throne (Image: Express)

Line of succession to the throne (Image: Express)

The pair are set to return to royal duties in the coming weeks, as their six-week break comes to an end.

Kate Middleton and Prince William are believed to have spent New Year’s with the Middleton family in Berkshire.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK