PRINCESS DIANA’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes was one of the first people to meet Meghan Markle’s baby Archie Harrison, even before the royal baby’s auntie and uncle Kate and Prince William.
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Archie was born on Monday May 6 and due to a busy schedule last week Kate and William have not met their new nephew. However, Diana’s 62-year-old sister Lady Jane Fellowes has met Archie Harrison, according to the Telegraph, as Harry remains dedicated to his late mother’s family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to specifically mention the Spencer family in Archie’s birth announcement, listing them along with Prince Harry’s paternal family in a message sharing their “delight”. Meghan Markle, 37, and Harry, 34, also made a sweet nod to Princess Diana in an Instagram post for Mother’s Day, which was celebrated on Sunday in the US and Australia.
Marking her first Mother’s Day as a new mum Meghan Markle shared a picture of Archie’s feet.
In the background were forget-me-nots, which were Princess Diana’s favourite flowers.
Lady Jane gave a reading at Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding on May 19 and the Duke of Sussex also made sure Dina’s sisters met the former US actress before their engagement.
Following the announcement of their engagement Meghan at the time said: “I think in being able to meet his aunts, I’m able to, in some way, know a part of her through them and of course through him. And it’s – it’s incredibly special.”
Princess Diana’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes was one of the first people to meet baby Archie Harrison (Image: GETTY•EPA)
This week will be a busy one for the Sussexes with planned visits from Kate, William and Prince Charles in the coming days.
Appearing on Good Morning America yesterday, royal commentator Omid Scobie said: “Archie’s first week at home with mum and dad was quiet, they wanted that personal space with their newborn.
“This week it’s all about the visitors, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting and the Prince of Wales visiting later this week.”
Following the announcement of Archie’s birth Kate and William said they were “absolutely thrilled” for Meghan and Harry, adding last Wednesday that they are “looking forward” to meeting the royal baby “in the next few days” once “things have quietened down”.
Princess Diana’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes (Image: GETTY)
William added jokingly: “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
The Queen, 93, and Prince Philip, 97, met baby Archie last Wednesday, the same day the royal baby’s name was announced via an Instagram post.
Her Majesty was seen beaming as Meghan introduced her eighth great grandchild to the Queen.
Meghan mother’s Doria Ragland was also featured in the image which was shared in black white on the social media site.
Meghan Markle’s baby Archie Harrison was born last week on Monday (Image: EPA)
The post read: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child:
“Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle.
“The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”
Archie was born at 5.26am BST on May 6, weighing 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg).
Source: EXPRESS CO UK