Prince Harry has shown his son Archie’s face for the first time since he was a baby in The Me You Can’t See.
Opening up about his heartbreaking wish mum Princess Diana could have been involved in her grandson’s life, Harry shared intimate family footage of him and Archie playing on the swings in their Californian mansion’s garden, and toddling along the beach holding his toys.
In a break from the norm, Harry and Meghan Markle have agreed for their son’s face to be shown in the new Apple TV+ docuseries he’s been involved with alongside Oprah Winfrey.
The cute toddler, who turned two on May 6, giggles with joy as someone pushes him on a wooden swing, which looks out over the lush greenery of their LA home.
Purple wildflowers have been sown around the play area, filling the warm sun-kissed air with their heady scent.
Little Archie watches his dad as Harry, swinging opposite him, propels himself through the air and pretends to try and catch Archie’s feet with his own.
The little boy laughs with glee as somebody behind him – presumably mum Meghan – gently pushes his swing.
The rare family footage is shown as Harry speaks of his grief that Diana never got to meet his family, after dying in a car crash in Paris in 1998 when Harry was just 12 years old.
“I wish she could have met Meghan. I wish she was around for Archie,” Harry tells the camera.
“I’ve got a photo up in his nursery… and it was one of the first words that he said. Apart from ‘mama’, ‘papa’, it was then ‘grandma’, ‘grandma Diana’.
“It’s the sweetest thing but at the same time makes me really sad.”
In another clip released by Harry and Meghan for the docuseries, Archie runs along the beach followed by Meghan.
The little boy – who was denied a royal title because of strict procedure governing who can and can’t call themselves a prince – faces the camera as he runs across the sand without a care in the world.
It’s the first time he’s been seen in public since Meghan’s claims during her Oprah interview in March that a member of the Royal Family raised concerns about Archie’s skin colour before he was born.
During the explosive chat, Meghan alleged the unnamed family member raised several “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born”.
“That was relayed to me from Harry. Those were conversations that family had with him,” she went on.
Explaining her decision not to name them, Meghan added: “That would be very damaging to them.”
Harry too declined to name the person who had made the racial remarks, saying it was “right at the beginning” of their relationship.
“‘What will the kids look like?’ That was at the beginning when she wasn’t going to get security, when my family suggested that she might continue acting [to make her own money].”