Detail you might not have noticed as Meghan read to Archie in first birthday video

Rebecca Taylor
Royal Correspondent

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Archie’s first birthday with a storytime video which has delighted royal fans.

Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed a sweet detail in the Instagram video, which looks to tip off their celebrity connections.

Meghan read Archie Duck! Rabbit! and some fans spotted a sticker on the front, which said ‘Archie’s Book Club’.

It’s thought the book might have been a gift from Oprah Winfrey.

Fans spotted a special sticker on the front of the book. (Duke of Sussex/@SaveChildrenUK)
Eagle-eyed fans spotted the sticker. (Duke of Sussex/@SaveChildrenUK)

Oprah was a guest at Harry and Meghan’s wedding and is a friend of the couple. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah loves to gives books to her friends when they have children, and this is one of the books she gave Archie.

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Asked about presents for the royal baby, Oprah has previously said: “I have a standard gift that I do for people that I really care about. I don't know the baby's name or the baby's gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime!”

Mindy Kaling, who worked with Oprah on the film A Wrinkle in Time, revealed when her daughter was born, Oprah gave her a collection of books, all with ‘Katherine’s book club’ on them.

She said: “They arrived with a hand-carved bookcase, prettier than any professional dollhouse you had ever seen that contained a hundred of the classic essential books in children’s literature.

“And I held my baby up to it and I said, ‘Did you see what Ms. Winfrey did for you?’ Each book has ‘Katherine’s Book Club’ on it.”

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It comes as the widower of the author of the book sent the duchess a message to thank her for choosing his late wife’s story.

Jason Rosenthal, who was married to Amy Krouse Rosenthal for 26 years before she died in 2017, said it meant a lot to him to hear Meghan read the book.

In an email sent to, he said: “Although Meghan Markle is clearly one of the most famous people in the world, seeing her read Duck! Rabbit! to her son Archie was so relatable to any parent anywhere.

“There he was squirming around, smiling and just being a regular little boy. What a testament to Amy that her book has such meaning to so many families.”

Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a New York Times column 10 days before in her death in 2017 in which she gave her husband permission to marry again.

Titled You May Want to Marry My Husband, the piece was read around the world, and inspired his memoir title of My Wife Said You May Want To Marry Me.

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The duchess even did the quacking sounds for her son. (Duke of Sussex/@SaveChildrenUK)

A spokesman for the Sussexes explained Meghan chose the book because it was one of Archie’s favourites.

They added: “The family is participating in the campaign across both the US and UK to help bring much-needed support to children who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As they celebrate this family moment, the Duke and Duchess wanted to continue to raise awareness around the urgency of bringing food and learning resources to millions of children.”