Meghan Markle's photo of Archie is giving Princess Diana fans major déjà vu

Meghan Markle shared her first photo of Archie in over two years on Ellen this week

Meghan Markle's photo of Archie is giving Diana fans déjà vu
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Meghan Markle has finally shared a photo of Archie—and sent royal fans reminiscing on the late Princess Diana in the process. 

Meghan Markle has made her first live chat show appearance since her withdrawal from the Royal Family with Prince Harry last year, joining Ellen DeGeneres for a hilarious sit-down interview on Thursday evening. 

In the highly-anticipated special, the Duchess of Sussex gave viewers an exciting glimpse of their eldest child, Archie, after shielding him from the media for over two years. 

In the sweet picture, the two-year-old can be seen standing inside the family's chicken coop at Harry and Meghan's $14 million Santa Barbara mansion, holding a wicker basket and wearing an adorable ensemble of denim jeans, a sky-blue, long-sleeved shirt, and a pair of Hunter x Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles Wellington Boots. 

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While his face is turned away from the camera to protect his privacy, his distinguishable red hair (which fittingly matches the hens' rusty feathers) is clearly visible in the wholesome shot. The photo, which was released just a few months after Meghan Markle treated fans to their first look at Lilibet Diana, was met by an outpouring of fawning and 'awws'—as well as some touching throwbacks to the Duke of Sussex's own childhood. 

With Archie's hair strikingly similar to his father's, it didn't take long for fans to reminisce on Harry's youth growing up in London. The Duke of Sussex has always been known for his distinctive red hair, having inherited the ginger gene from his maternal aunt, Lady Sarah McCorquodale. It's no surprise that this latest photo of Archie has reminded fans of a young Harry, who was almost always accompanied by his mother, Princess Diana, as a child. 

Princess Diana and Prince Harry as a child

Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William at Thorpe Park 

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Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.