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Prince Harry describes himself as his 'mother's son' in a moving new tribute to Princess Diana.
- Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, updated their new Archewell website yesterday with a tribute to both of their mothers.
- The website also features photographs of the couple as children – including a never seen before picture of Meghan as a baby.
- This follows royal news (opens in new tab) of The Queen's New Year's message of hope for 2021 (opens in new tab).
Coming just days after the release of the couple's first official podcast (opens in new tab), the site, originally launched in October with just a landing page, has been updated to include an emotional letter ahead of the new year.
Alongside black-and-white childhood photographs of Harry and Meghan with their mothers, the letter says: 'I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother. Together we bring you Archewell.'
The childhood photograph is the first-ever baby picture released by Meghan, and sees the former Suits actress sweetly cuddling her mother Doria Ragland (opens in new tab).
The photograph of Harry, meanwhile, appears to be the famously adorable one taken at Highgrove in 1986; while he was sitting on Princess Diana's shoulders.
In the short message released by Harry and Meghan, they ask fans to join them as they 'work to build a better world, one act of compassion at a time'.
It's no secret that 2020 was a challenging year for the royal couple. Along with the backlash following their decision to take a step back from the royal family (opens in new tab), it was revealed last month that Meghan had suffered a devastating miscarriage in the summer.
But the Sussexes' new site brings a message of hope ahead of the new year.
'We believe in the best of humanity,' the letter continues. 'Because we have seen the best of humanity. We have experienced compassion and kindness, from our mothers and strangers alike.'
At the bottom of the homepage, there's also a place for visitors to submit their own stories 'about how you or somebody you know acted with compassion in the last year'.
The newly updated Archewell site also includes a page for Archewell Audio: Harry and Meghan's exciting new podcast (opens in new tab), launched earlier this week. (With an adorable cameo from their one-year-old son Archie, of course.)
More episodes of the much-anticipated podcast – which features interviews with James Corden and Sir Elton John, among other famous names – are set to be released on Spotify this month.
In the meantime, we hope that Harry, Meghan and little Archie have a lovely New Year!
Kate is a freelance contributor to woman&home, covering everything she loves most: fashion, fiction, and fancy face cream. If she’s not working, she’s probably reading, feeding her online shopping addiction, or judging the taste level of celebrity houses (10/10 for Dakota Johnson, 2/10 for Tan France).
She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2020 with a BA in fashion journalism, and her byline has also appeared in British Vogue, The Times, and Marie Claire.
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