Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been plenty busy fighting for paid family leave in the U.S., but she still found time to stop by Ellen for an exclusive interview. She shared stories of living in L.A., bad hair days, and being on the Time 100 cover, and she even brought a new picture of her two-year-old son, Archie, with her.
In the picture Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is playing with the family’s chickens while wearing the sweetest little pair of yellow rain boots and holding a basket, presumably for feeding said chickens. How cute!
See it for yourself, below, around the 3:50 mark.
Meghan Markle shared the picture while talking about her newly released book, The Bench. It’s a children’s book showcasing the softer side of masculinity and fatherhood. On the first page is a drawing of Archie being held by his father, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, on the titular bench. Prince Harry isn’t shy when it comes to showing love for his son—just look at his laptop case.
“I wrote this [book] originally just as a poem for my husband on Father’s Day,” Markle explained. “It was just about my observation of him and him being a dad, which was the most beautiful thing to watch. That was really the intention of it. Once it was shared with a couple of friends and people that we were close with, they said, ‘No, this resonates for me too, because it feels really inclusive and there’s representation.’ It’s just a sweet love story between a family.”
Apparently, Archie loves seeing himself in the pages of the book next to the family’s dogs, Pula and Guy. The Duchess of Sussex says her role as mother to Archie and Lilibet Diana has inspired her fight for paid parental leave, which, yes, should be a national right.