The Duke and Duchess of Sussex defied the expectations that come with having a royal baby when it came to their approach with their first child Archie, who turns three today. Notably, throughout their time as royals, Meghan and Harry shared very few images of Archie – a stark contrast to birthday portraits released to mark the milestones of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s three children.
Since leaving the Firm, Meghan and Harry have continued to share very few details about their children. Stepping down from their royal roles granted Harry and Meghan more control over when and how their children are seen by the public and media.
Their new status as former working royals gives them control over when their children appear in front of the camera. This has also meant there is no longer any guarantee of a classic royal birthday portrait, though pictures of the children have emerged on numerous occasions.