Prince Harry had a meeting with Wallis Annenberg & Meghan got pap’d with Archie

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Yesterday, the NY Post published photos of the Duchess of Sussex and little Archie! The photos came out around the same time Kensington Palace posted a new photo of Prince Louis ahead of his third birthday (which is today). Were the dueling photos timed specifically? Eh. It seems more like a paparazzo got an unauthorized photo of Meg and Archie, as opposed to some kind of set-up. But I have no idea.

Archie has velcro kicks! And a big green backpack! And little toddler jeans! And a little sweatshirt and some kind of beanie. He’s so cute and it’s like she’s carrying around a mini-Harry. Her bump looks big too!

Speaking of Harry, as we know, he arrived back in California on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Queen’s birthday, he was having some kind of meeting at San Vicente Bungalows, the private, members-only club with a strict no-publicity, no-leaking policy.

Prince Harry was spotted Wednesday dining at a Hollywood power spot with the queen of Los Angeles philanthropy, Wallis Annenberg — as his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrated her 95th birthday, sources exclusively told Page Six. Spies said Harry and Annenberg had lunch at super-exclusive Hollywood club San Vicente Bungalows.

A source told us, “They sat outside, far from other people, and Harry came in wearing a mask.”

There was speculation over whether Harry would stay in the UK for Her Majesty’s 95th birthday, days after he’d attended the funeral of his grandfather on Saturday. However, we’re told the Duke of Sussex wanted to return home to his heavily pregnant wife Meghan Markle — banned by doctors from joining him in the UK — and their son Archie. He flew back Tuesday on a commercial flight and headed back to his Montecito, Calif., home to be reunited with his family.

The royal family and the Annenberg family have a rich history together: Wallis’ father, Walter Annenberg, was the US ambassador to the UK under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1974. Wallis, 81, heads her family’s multibillion-dollar Annenberg Foundation. Her family’s namesake Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is where Vanity Fair traditionally holds its glitzy Oscars party. She is also on the boards of USC, the LA County Museum of Art, and LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Meantime, it has not been a good month for the uber-private San Vicente Bungalows. Page Six reported that a member was recently expelled from LA’s most exclusive hideaway after their guest tipped off the paparazzi that Justin Bieber was at the club with his wife, Hailey. The club, by Sunset Tower guru Jeff Klein has a strict policy against cellphones, photos and leaks — punishable by permanent expulsion. But our source told us of the Harry sighting, “it’s just too juicy — I had to divulge,” despite the possible penalties for any member who admitted them. Klein refused to respond. A source told us he’s privately “crazed and trying to figure out how the privacy policy has been breached.”

[From Page Six]

I wonder if Harry is a member of the club? I wonder if he went back to Montecito on Tuesday and then drove back down to LA for this meeting on Wednesday? Weird. Page Six also notes that Harry and Meghan have their Netflix deal, of course, but that Netflix has commissioned the USC Annenberg Initiative “to launch a diversity and inclusion report on its content as part of an ongoing partnership.” It’s possible that Harry and Wallis Annenberg were meeting about that – it is a substantial connection after all – but I feel like the meeting was probably about a lot more.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    What a cutie! Love seeing pics of Archie. That made my morning.

    • smcollins says:

      He really is a cutie, and the spitting image of his dad. Adorable!

      • vs says:

        I don’t know what people are seeing….that kid is a copy paste of Harry….only his eyes are from the Meg; the rest is all Harry. It is as if Meghan gave birth again to her own husband….was Meghan asleep when they were conceiving him? LOL
        I am sure she wasn’t :-)

        Anyway, I hope baby Sussex #2 is like Meghan

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Maybe they have similar eyes as children, but I saw Harry’s baby squint. Harry all the way.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        @vs, is that one of your local old granny tales? That if the child looks like the dad, the woman was asleep while conceiving? I haven’t heard that before, but I hear so many other myths and I find them so cute and amusing. :D

      • Jenn says:

        He looks a heckin’ lot like Thomas Markle to me, lol. In any case, he is one beautiful baby!

      • Seraphina says:

        @vs, my oldest looked like his dad and my family asked if I was asleep too.

      • HeyJude says:

        Yes! OMG The spitting image it’s remarkable. He doesn’t just look like his dad, this looks like photos of baby Harry but just in modern clothes. He’s his mini! Archie just has Meghan’s striking auburn eye color instead of Harry’s.

        They make very beautiful children, that’s for sure.

      • MM2 says:

        To Sparkles comment: Yes, he is black & he is also white, welcome to the actual human race. He looks like his father, he looks like his mother, he looks black & he looks white. This should not be confusing, unless you’re racist, then it seems to be mind boggling!
        It’s insane how people will point this stuff out in white people (his hair is like his mom, but his eyes are his dad) but you bring in race & people lose their ability to use their frontal lobe & see any nuance.
        I guess some people like Sparkles are still living off the one drop rule. Hope they like the dust bin of history.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      From beanie to socks Archie is a cute style icon.

      • BlueToile says:

        Yes, it is a relief to see him in normal kid clothes and not dressed like Little Lord Fauntleroy. He is just adorable.

      • h-barista says:

        @BlueToile
        or as one CBer put it “dressed as the ghost of a child who died in The Blitz” lol

  2. carryrose says:

    page six surely tells kp but Meghan pap picture. that’s why kp release Louis picture though his birthday is today. why the heck they release Louis picture yesterday? Meghan and Archie look so cute and I love how Meghan dresses him in normal clothes.

    • ShazBot says:

      They do usually release new pics around midnight UK time/late in the evening, so it’s early evening in North America. I think it’s so the papers there can publish them.

    • Sofia says:

      They release the pictures the day before the birthday late at night on the day before so they can be in the papers tomorrow

    • UnionSnack says:

      Isn’t Page six the same media who claimed that Middletons was going to attend PP funeral? Anyway thanks to them, Meg and Archie are both so cute.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Page six is another Murdoch rag on the KP payroll. I imagine the keen one pores over photos of past royal kids so she doesn’t put a foot wrong. Thankfully Meghan is free to dress Archie like a child of the 21st century.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Lainey has an excellent story on the exact topic: Why Now???

      • Nina says:

        To keep stirring the pot against Harry and Meghan. The BM knows how childish and petty TOB and Keen are. Do that and they will respond like trained seals and keep the one-sided feud going. That’s the only reason for its publication on Louis’ birthday.

  3. Lauren says:

    I love that Archie is dressed like a toddler from this decade. He looks adorable, but when I look at him he is a perfect mix of Harry and Meghan at the same age. I still think that Meghan is due possibly for mid-june. She shows early, her bump with Archie was big as well and princess Montecito might be a big baby girl. All the best for them.

    • Sandra says:

      I think she’s due before June. I say mid to late May! ….Archie is so cute.🥰 love his beanie!

      • josephine says:

        The beanie is the best!!

      • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

        Looks like he’s wearing dad’s beanie… keeping it “warm” for daddy!

        He looks (IMO) all Harry, but w/Meghan’s eyes.

        What a cutie pie!

      • Zu says:

        I believe the Duchess is due sooner than mid-June, as well. It appears as if the baby has “dropped” or “settled in.” That usually happens at eight months.

    • BabsORIG says:

      @Lauren, or maybe 2 identical girls? I’m praying hard for them for 2 cute baby girls.

      • Aaliyah says:

        My mom is betting on twins. I’m a twin so she has a strong feeling about this….Either way I can’t wait for Baby Sussex :)

      • Sofia says:

        If it was twins, I think they would have announced that.

        Meghan just shows early. People were genuinely thinking Archie would be born in March or she was having twins (no judgement because I thought that too) because of Meghan’s bump size only for her to give birth in May to one baby.

      • Lauren says:

        I don’t think so. They said during the Oprah interview that it was a girl and that with her their little family of 4 was complete. I would love it if it was twins because Archie is such a beautiful child and their girls would be crazy gorgeous, but I believe them if they said it’s just one girl.

      • Ann says:

        Man, I would love that! I don’t think she’s having twins, though she does seem to have gotten a big belly pretty quickly. I think that’s just because she’s so small. But if they were having twins, I don’t necessarily think they would have announced it. They said in the interview “We’re having a girl.” If it were twins, that wouldn’t be a lie, just not the whole story. But didn’t they say “family of four?”

      • Hello mar says:

        I was super huge with my second, and he was running big so he was delivered by a scheduled c section. Second babies tend to be bigger in general. Meghan said summer so I’m thinking beginning of summer, late June.

    • ShazBot says:

      This is how I felt when she was at Commonwealth Day 2019 and she still had 2 months to go! So I’m still saying mid-June

    • Ginger says:

      She was huge when she was pregnant with Archie. People thought she was due in March because she was so big. Plus, you show more with your second. I still say she is due in mid June to mid July.

    • Green Desert says:

      Love that Archie is dressed like a toddler from this CENTURY, lol. :) He is adorable.

      Also re: the comments on her big bump and when she’s due – everyone shows differently, regardless of height. I’m tall but showed early with my pregnancy, like Meghan. My sister, also tall, has a short torso and didn’t really show until 6 months. People thought I was about to pop at like 32 weeks and my sister was able to hide hers for many months. So you never know! Meghan may have a few months to go but I agree with many that it’s sometime in June.

    • Anance says:

      Meghan shows early compared to celebrities because she’s more petite. Tall women have the advantage of what my granny called “An elegant belly.”

      Of course, this is utterly irrelevant for Kate, given her complicated pregnancies.

  4. Aphra says:

    She’s soooooo big! Gorgeous!

    • L4frimaire says:

      Lovely. She looks really far along and yet clowns were out there getting mad she couldn’t fly international.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The clowns get mad about anything having to do with the Sussexes.

      • candy says:

        Pregnant women shouldn’t fly because of solar flares. Attention is rarely put on this issue, but I know lots of women that avoid it, whether they are high risk or not.

  5. Becks1 says:

    No leaks and no publicity and yet a member still spills all about this meeting. Someone’s going to get in trouble. (and really, Harry meeting with a prominent philanthropist doesn’t seem that juicy to me, surely there are more scandalous happenings at that club?) But like I said yesterday – Harry and Meghan are networking and are going to make a huge splash very soon.

    I saw the pictures of Meghan and Archie on twitter and they are both adorable, but of course the haters were insisting the pictures were to take away from Prince Louis. First – Prince Louis’ third birthday isn’t that big a deal here in the states. at the most some people will go “aww he’s cute” and that’s it. Second – do people really think that Meghan was cooperating with paparazzi and Page 6 about the exact time to release these pics?

    I had read that Page 6 had the pictures on Wednesday, my guess is they were waiting until Friday to drop them (to compete with Louis’ bday) but when the Cambridges released that picture of Louis they thought it was too good an opportunity to miss since Louis is also going to school. But that was all Page 6, no way is Meghan cooperating with them. People are crazy.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Exactly. No offense…but Louis’ bday is a “meh” from me, especially over here. Much more exciting to see these pictures of Meg and Archie. That said I don’t think there’s anything weird about the Louis pics coming out last night as they wanted them to be all over the place today for his actual bday — they always do that. And I agree that there’s no way Meghan would pick Page Six to collaborate with over leaked pap pics. Good point though about them probably scheming amongst themselves as to the best time to release them.

      • Ann says:

        People in the States are not tuned it to the Cambridge kids’ birthdays, sorry. Aside from Royal stans, that is, but that’s a very small % of the population. Archie is kind of like “our” royal baby so we want to see him. And it’s pretty rich of people to complain about a picture of him being released, considering that they have been VERY private about him and we’ve seen very little of him. Even their Christmas card was a drawing, not a photo.

      • MsIam says:

        Weren’t these the same folks hollering about “Show us the baby!” like they had ownership rights? Now they see him and they are mad. Go figure.

      • Christine says:

        Well, exactly, and they bitched about the absolutely adorable Christmas card because it wasn’t a photo of Archie, just a likeness of a photo. FFS, these people really need to pick a side.

      • Jellybean says:

        So Meghan and Harry really are the Prince and Princess of America. Congratulations.

    • Kalana says:

      The pictures were released to make the two sides fight. Meghan was not cooperating with Page 6. Both cute kids. Sad that Meghan’s and Archie’s privacy was invaded like that.

      • kelleybelle says:

        Clearly someone is there to stalk her. And this isn’t allowed. It’s becoming so bloody tiresome.

    • ElleE says:

      @Becks1 “someone’s going to get into trouble” My god – Page 6/Murdoch must be paying a f-in fortune for info on anything Sussex for someone to leak like this. The only surprise here is that they didn’t source this to the DM, just to avoid culpability.

      Here is what the leaker has to look forward to – hope it was worth it. The lede from the 2019 GQ article on the Speilberg deal leak to Page Six:

      “The leaker is still at large, but the authorities are closing in. “We’ve narrowed it down to three people,” says Jeff Klein, who is overseeing the manhunt. “One of them is most shocking. I don’t want to say which. We’ll find out who it is. It always comes out when you have a contained environment like this.”…”The leak, the revelation that Steven Spielberg and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos had met here, appeared in Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip section, setting the entertainment world and its capital, Los Angeles, abuzz.”

      • FicklePickle says:

        Yeeeeah, when these clubs with these social circles say ‘no leaks’ what members SHOULD be hearing is ‘NO WIRE HANGERS’. That is the intensity they are really dealing with. RIP their social standing.

    • Juju says:

      They spill most of their tea themselves. That’s how it works.

  6. Aurora says:

    The Meghan/Archie photos are from Tuesday. Murdoch-owned Page Six purposely held then released the pics right after KP released the Louis pics to create a false competition.

    • harla says:

      I read this too and of course Murdoch-ites released them to coincide with the release of Louis’ birthday pic because evil never takes a day off.

    • S808 says:

      I hate that old man, I really do.

    • Harper says:

      Was Tuesday when Harry arrived back from the UK? There were probably more than a few paps working on High Harry Alert in the area, and maybe one of them got lucky and was able to pay off the right person who knew where Meghan and Archie would be. Anyway, what a cutie patootie. That face and that hat. Could be that Meghan saw the pap and picked Archie up to get where she was going faster.

      • Becks1 says:

        Thats a good theory – they were staking out the Sussex’s house in general and probably tracked Meghan’s car when she left.

      • Couch potato says:

        I think you’re right. She was in a hurry to get Archie away. Take a look at her shoes. They’re just slipped on and she’s got the heel cap under her foot.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        That hat is pure California.
        Which… plays into the Cali/Hollywood/trendy American narratives the BM loves to attack with. With how careful they’ve been about not leaning into those themes, they flat out did here.

        And it shouldn’t matter what hat he wears, but as nit picky as both sides have been lines were drawn. Watch Kate put the most English themed hat on George or Lou.

      • swirlmamad says:

        @Wiglet Watcher, I almost wonder if she slapped a hat on him so that if they were papped (and maybe she had a feeling this would happen with Harry arriving home that day) they wouldn’t be able to get a look at his hair — whether it’s really red like his dad’s, hair texture, etc. Maybe a way to keep at least some things under wraps.

    • UnionSnack says:

      Competition is really false, all eyes on Meghan and Archie.

      • JT says:

        Creating the competition was stupid, as Archie is trending in the UK ahead of Louis. They are only punishing themselves

  7. Lady Luna says:

    Archie looks just like Harry. So cute.

  8. Jegede says:

    The Annenbergs!! 😮😮
    Walter & Lee were serious Washington power-players, going way back to the 60s.
    Nice one Harry.👌

    Kinda surprised, Archie has a lil button nose❤. Such a cutie.
    He’s probably going to Separation Class for 2 yr olds.

    • Red Snapper says:

      This is why William is behaving so badly towards his brother. Harry is openly approaching these meetings in with no pretence of intellectual gravitas, whereas Will needs to be the smartest person in the room. These relationships will be the foundation for Harry’s future success. Will has nothing but his rage to sustain him.

      • JT says:

        Harry knows how to network and he makes powerful connections. I keep saying this, but Gayle King said that Harry knows so many high powered people that the public doesn’t even know about. He meets people, makes a connection, and then they are in business together. That’s how it was with the CEO of Better Up, and I imagine it was the same for Annenberg. This woman is a serious power player, and I don’t think the would meet up with Harry for sh*ts and giggles. There must be a collaboration happening, perhaps with Archewell. When things start really opening up here in the US, the royals won’t know what hit them. I’m sure some blindsided articles will be popping up in regards to this meeting.

      • lucy2 says:

        It does seem like Harry is well connected, and considering he uses that to help charities, I think it’s great. I hope he does something wonderful with the Annenbergs. I always recognize their name from gallery wings in big art museums. Oh to have such funds!

        Meghan looks very far along! Archie is very cute.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        Will is never going to be the smartest person in the room. Unless it’s a walk-in full of frozen chickens.

        Other frozen chickens not named William.

    • Dilettante says:

      My hunch is it was more Wallis working this connection than Harry. I’m sure she met the RF when her father was ambassador in London.

    • ElleE says:

      “were serious power players”?
      Any American that has watched Masterpiece, or some other PBS show or opened a Playbill in a NYC or Boston theatre, or has been in a major academic medical center that they support has seen the name of their family foundation at or near the top of the donor’s circle / listing. They have to still be one of the top 5 family foundations in the US which says a LOT as most family foundations don’t sustain that kind of wealth, the kind necessary to continue to support a foundation to keep it in the top 5, over generations the way the Annenbergs have.

      Prince Charles was disappointed that neither of his sons showed an interest in taking over his Trust right? They went and started their own instead of working with him on his? I am INCREDIBLY INTRIGUED BY THIS INFORMATION and honestly think that the POW should be proud of his son for doing whatever it is he is doing here.

      • Fawsia says:

        I don’t think PT was offered to Harry. I think it will be given to William when he is POW.

      • JT says:

        I seriously doubt that the Prince’s Trust will be given to TOB. For one, I’m pretty sure Cain already turned it down. Secondly, who the hell would leave a massively successful charity to William? That’s just asking for it to go down and it would take to much time and effort for William. The PT isn’t some random initiative like Early Years, it’s the real deal, with real results. Charles already has Snowden primed to take over it, probably for the reasons I’ve mentioned.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The Prince’s Trust will be headed by The Earl of Snowdon when Charles III ascends the throne. This has already been decided and announced.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The Prince’s Trust is essentially The Prince of Wales Trust, even uses the POW feathers for the logo. It was never Harry’s responsibility to take it over. If he had, it would have been one more example of Harry doing all the work William should be doing, while William took the credit.

        TOB refused to take it over, that’s why Charles has collapsed many of his charities under one umbrella and put Snowdon in that key position.

      • anotherlily says:

        Snowden is a good choice to take over The Prince’s Trust. He is a skilled craftsman and has developed his own business ‘Linley’ from leaving school.

      • Fawsia says:

        Isn’t Snowden Charles’s cousin? If William can’t be trusted with PT how can he manage the Duchy? What can William do right?

  9. The Hench says:

    Archie is SO cute!!!

    Um, that’s all I have – apart from thoughts and prayers for Jeff Klein trying to figure out how to get people to STFU.

  10. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Archie is huge! He’s so much the combination of his parents. I’m betting on a June delivery date for Meghan…

  11. bub244 says:

    Archie is sooo cute! His face is so Harry.

    Speaking of Harry – does he not have to quarantine on returning to the US? Or is he free to be out and about if he tests negative?

    • Becks1 says:

      I think if you test negative you don’t have to quarantine, also if he’s vaccinated I think the rules are different (and I feel pretty sure Harry is.)

      • swirlmamad says:

        Yes, if you’re fully vaccinated he doesn’t have to quarantine upon return according to the CDC. I am absolutely SURE Harry is vaccinated. Meghan might be more up in the air…I know plenty of pregnant women who feel iffy about getting the vaccine, a close friend of mine included.

    • Melissa says:

      Same coming back as going — we are “supposed” to self isolate for ten days yada yada the idea being that even if you had a negative test prior to return, that does not mean you didn’t have an exposure after the test or during travel and you are supposed to self isolate until you have a repeat negative or no s/sx after so many days. We have no mandatory quarantine.

      • Anne Call says:

        Yeah, First I was impressed he could get back on Tuesday and then drive to LA the next day for a dinner meeting. Probably has a driver so he could nap on the way home. Coming back from England staying up past 8pm is usually a struggle when we used to travel! Having dinner with an 82 year seems a bit risky after all that travel, even fully vaccinated you can still pick up the virus and pass it along.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Although — if he somehow picked up anything on the flight, he wouldn’t be contagious the next day. I’m sure he tested right before he left the UK. Maybe that thought went into having the meeting so soon after arriving home.

  12. Snuffles says:

    First of all, HOW CUTE IS ARCHIE!? 🥰 Two snaps up for a royal child dressed like a modern toddler and not some weird aristocratic one from the 1940s.

    Now, regarding the picture. There is a lot of debate on whether this picture is legal or not. Unfortunately, I think on this particular occasion, this was legal. They were out in public and I think that is fair game for the paps. Even if Archie is a minor. Because we’ve all seen pictures of celebrities with their children when they are out in public and their faces are not blurred.

    I think the California law regarding children is when paparazzi harass and stalk a child. And I don’t think a photo taken at a distance constitutes harassment. I think it would cross the line if say, this was Archie going to pre-school and paparazzi show up at the location repeatedly to get a shot or gets physically up close to him.

    That’s my recollection of the laws.

    • Becks1 says:

      Unfortunately I think you are right. a pap sitting with a long-range lens and waiting for her and Archie is different than a pap walking next to them yelling “archie look at me! look at me!” and I think it’s the latter that is banned. What was the issue though with the pictures of Archie and Doria? because they were drone pics and they were on private property?

      how scary though to think that someone was tracking them enough to know where Archie goes to preschool and just set up camp to get this shot.

      • Snuffles says:

        The Archie and Doria pictures were drone pictures (which are banned) taken on Tyler Perry’s private property (also illegal).

        ETA: I’m willing to bet that someone who works in or around the pre-school definitely tipped the paparazzi off. If this is a location that Meghan and Archie have been frequenting lately, it was bound to come out.

      • Myra says:

        Those were on private property so clear invasion of privacy, I believe. Hopefully the law is upgraded to prohibit pictures being taken of minors even when in public space.

      • Cecilia says:

        The issue with the drone pics was that it was taken on private property. And because they were taken by a drone because that is illegal in the state of california.

    • Becks1 says:

      That’s the law for harassing behavior – so they can’t chase down kids or interfere with them as they’re walking etc. But they’re still allowed to take pictures of them out in public without interfering with them, I think.

      • Alexandria says:

        I think they’re allowed to take pics as long as the parent is with them? However some publications still blur pics of young children as an internal decision. I guess Page 6 is being ridiculous.

      • Cessily says:

        They are all civil laws but they are stricter for kids and if it was at a school, it really is dependent on precedent and local laws. They moved to that area of California to get away from the paparazzi and the neighbors do not like the paparazzi so I don’t see it fairing to well locally, or legally.
        Actually the Oprah interview stating their fear for their lives and mental and emotional torment from the tabloid press will only help them if it comes to a legal case. I saw the pictures and truthfully wanted to cry for them, when will enough be enough?

      • Gail Hirst says:

        Me, too @ Cessily ~ in fact, if they hadn’t been posted here, I still would not have seen them. The second I learned they were papped, I avoided.
        What appalls me is they did not blur out the baby’s face (my kid is 36..yes, Arch is still a baby IMO).
        I thought Jennifer Garner and another mum did a huge big thing and a law was passed that children’s faces must be blurred.
        I trust their lawyers are ALL over this. I’m so sad for them facing this. They are willing to be public figures, but their babies are their private lives and this seems like an invasion of privacy.

      • Cessily says:

        Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry pushed through and got a bill signed into law September 30, 2014. Known as the part of “Anti-paparazzi law” , as with any law where it’s privacy vs public right to know, there are I’m sure various interpretations. I found the second part of this interesting.
        CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS BOTH PAPARAZZI REFORM BILLS INTO LAW

        Both bills listed below were signed into law by California Governor Brown on September 30, 2014.

        California Assembly Bill 1256 (AB 1256) – Privacy and Buffer Zones:

        AB 1256 amends the California Privacy Law to include within the definition of “personal and familial activity” activities of children occurring at private and public schools, activities occurring at various medical facilities, and activities occurring where a reasonable expectation of privacy exists at other locations. It also creates a new section in the law that creates buffer zones around entrances and exits at specified facilities, including schools and medical facilities, to prevent barriers and obstructions from impeding ingress and egress to and from such facilities, and to prevent the interruption of important and vital functions of such facilities.

        Full language of bill: AB 1256
        Official bill Fact Sheet: AB 1256 Fact Sheet

        California Assembly Bill 1356 (AB 1356) – Stalking Reform:

        AB 1356 amends the California Civil Stalking Law to include as actionable placing someone “under surveillance” in a way that causes “substantial emotional distress,” if all other elements of the law are proved. Licensed private investigators, law enforcement agencies and some other organizations and purposes for surveillance are exempt (see full language of bill for complete details.

        There is also a 2010 or 2011 law that has limits on telephoto lenses. Looks like California had been building on the law for years.

        Sorry researching to clarify facts is my thing.. just a quirk of mine no offense meant to anyone.

      • Cessily says:

        So far what I have read they have been challenged in the courts and upheld. I hope that it’s enough of a law that they are allowed to control who and when people see their children, every parent should have that right.

      • Gail Hirst says:

        Your thoroughness is appreciated. Tho’ the legal language still hasn’t made clear to me if this pic was breaking the law or not.
        The Sussex’s lawyers will know and I trust they are all over this.
        Agree w/ yr post below also, Every parent should have the right to control who and when people see their children.
        Children should be off limits. PERIODT

      • Snuffles says:

        This is great information Cessily! I wasn’t aware of the specifics but this helps me understand now. They definitely have grounds to sue if this was Meghan taking Archie to pre-school.

      • Cessily says:

        Glad it helped..( channeling my Rachel Zane)

      • Monica says:

        Thanks for the info about the bills, Cessily. Another great reason for H&M to have taken up residence in California.

      • Watson says:

        My thoughts exactly. I love photos of kids, and support the sussexes. But this type of photo is an intrusion of privacy that they have not asked for time and time again. Sure take photos of Meghan, but blur out Archie’s face.

        And while i love Celebitchy, i also don’t think it’s right to post the photos. Yes. The child is cute, yes we are all curious, but if so many of us support M&H is it ethical to partake in actions like this that go against the protective measures they’ve tried to enact for their son’s safety?

    • Anne Call says:

      Yeah, they must have known where he is going to preschool because no one is loitering on their very private road. Could have been someone with a camera phone who sold the picture, also. I live in SB and have never seen a paparazzi type in Montecito ever.

  13. India says:

    Love Baby Archie!!!

  14. S808 says:

    Archie looks like baby Meghan and baby Harry at the same time! I wonder if H&M will sue because aren’t they supposed to blur his face (or not even take photos) since he’s a minor? I don’t know the specifics of that law. His baby stan smith’s and space lunchbox are so cute. Is he going to preschool? I know kindergarten isn’t until like 6 or 7.

    • liz says:

      Kindergarten in the US starts at 5. Archie is likely in a nursery school 2s class – those are part time, usually 3 hours a day, 2 or 3 days a week (at least that’s what it was when my kid went to one). They give Mom a break, let a kid learn how real school works and let them play with other kids their own age. Most of what they do is play – pretend kitchens, arts & crafts, music, story time – no real academics.

      • Anne Call says:

        May even me a mommy and me class, most nursery schools take kids starting at 3. There’s a preschool affiliated with the Episcopalian church in Montecito that’s popular. Fun fact-the minister at that church for many years was Julie Louis Dreyfus’s father in law.

  15. milliemollie says:

    No quarantining after returning from overseas? Does the US have different rules than the UK? Didn’t he quarantine in the UK after he arrived?

    • Sandra says:

      If you are vaccinated and test negative before and after entering the U.S. you aren’t required by law to quarantine.

    • L4frimaire says:

      If fully vaccinated, you’re not required to quarantine in California , though it is recommended.

  16. Madelaine says:

    Prince Henry and Duchess Meghan have world-class connections to support their philanthropic endeavors while Katren is busy presenting the turnips in her garden. Not only is service a universal commitment but a matter of personal talent as well. As for Archie’s skin tone, it is s perfect the way God made it.

  17. Amy Bee says:

    Thankfully Meghan dresses Archie like child living in this century. I thought Harry was supposed to be quarantining after his return from the UK? Hmm…not sure about that alleged meeting.

  18. Sofia says:

    Goddamn he’s so cute! I keep thinking he’s still the same baby from the SA tour but he’s not even a baby anymore but a toddler who’s nearly 2. As for the pics taken, the Sussexes did sue for the Canada photos and they were out and about with Archie so they may sue again. But I’m sure their lawyers will them if they choose to sue.

    And I think the rules in the US are you don’t have to quarantine but it’s advised so maybe he decided not too?

  19. Bettyrose says:

    Harry arrived home on Tuesday and was having power meetings 100 miles away on Wednesday? I need a nap just reading about their schedules.

    • My3cents says:

      Yup, while the Other Brother is having meetings about reducing their workloads in upcoming years.
      Tells you all you need to know.

      • JT says:

        Well the courtiers did get upset that H&M were doing too much too soon. I believe one of them said that “they just don’t stop”. Those advisors are really so used to doing f*ck all, all day.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Doesn’t it though. Imagine having to sit in your hands, because your brother is lazy

  20. Over it says:

    He is a beautiful child, I feel kind of bad looking at these pictures though, even though I am really happy to see them both. The fact that she is so heavily pregnant and can still Carry him, tells me I am beyond weak and should definitely take up yoga because damm, Megs is fit.

  21. Myra says:

    There’s just no way in hell that the Sussexes are coordinating the release of their first born’s picture to coincide with the picture release of the Cambriges’ forgotten child – and via a trashy magazine and paparazzi, no less? This is just a predatory paparazzi hiding behind trees or cars.

  22. MattyLove says:

    I’m sure this will be an unpopular opinion here and I love H&M but…it’s hard to believe these photos were unintentional. How many “random” photos of Archie have been leaked? Pretty much zero…and the ones illegally obtained in their backyard (different, I know) resulted in a lawsuit. I love seeing them but it’s definitely out of their norm.

    Edited to add: I don’t think they coordinated anything to “compete” with Louis. Just that these pics were taken with their knowledge. Most likely to show that they’re doing well and are largely unaffected by the drama on the other side of the pond.

    • Cecilia says:

      I don’t think you understand that there are literally paps swirling the town of santa barbara just to get a pic of them. This was inevitable. It was in a public space so it was allowed this time. But there is no way meghan would work hand in hand with a murdoch rag.

      • Anne Call says:

        I live here and there are not paps swirling around. Maybe people with camera phones, but Montecito doesn’t allow it. I’ve never seen paparazzi anywhere in SB.

      • Cessily says:

        @anncall there were news reports showing them literally in town and one of your residents complained. They also showed paparazzi outside the gated street I assume to be the one to their home. Sky news was reporting on it.

    • Becks1 says:

      Nah. Meghan and Harry know that if they do coordinate with paps like this, its going to weaken any future lawsuits against paps. they have already won twice against the paps and I think they’ll keep suing until the photos stop.

      these are very good cameras that are so long range that it’s possible Meghan didn’t even see the camera, that’s why she looks so unbothered.

      If they wanted to show they were unaffected by the drama they would have released a picture of Archie hiking or playing on the beach for Earth Day, through a charity.

      • Lila says:

        Exactly. They have always been VERY careful about Archie’s pics and the way they’re released. I find it very hard to believe they’re suddenly going to work with paps just so they can show “they’re alright”. There are plenty of ways to do that without involving paps and their child.

      • equality says:

        It’s too close to Archie’s birthday also when they would release something if they had plans to and, more likely, for charity.

    • Woke says:

      There was paps activity around their house because of Harry returns to the US. The photo was taken on Tuesday when Harry returned. And sadly we are going to see more paps photo of them because the lockdown is over.
      Why would they intentionally released those pictures to compete with Louis when did they ever did such petty things ?

    • JT says:

      Maybe if this was through People I could believe it was staged, but this through Page 6, a Murdoch owned paper. Harry has called out Murdoch before about the lies that his tabloids spread about them, so I don’t think Harry would give them the time of day. They’ve said some pretty nasty things about Meghan and even in this article, it’s shaming Harry for not being with his grandma in her birthday. It’s a bit rich considering Charles didn’t and neither did W&K. I just don’t think they would cooperate with Page 6.

    • Myra says:

      But she doesn’t need to show us that she is doing well. No one is really in doubt of that, especially after the Harpers Bazaar article. They have suffered through worse drama all year long and they have never used paparazzi as a media strategy. If anything, they’ve been suing paparazzi out of business. Surely, a picture of Harry walking hand in hand with Meghan (or out jogging) would be more suitable to show they are doing well? This picture evokes single mother scenario so not likely a PR strategy.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Mattylove: And to everyone who wants to criticize Harry and Meghan you don’t have to preface your comment with “I love them”. We get it you don’t and that’s ok.

      As someone else said, coordinating with any paparazzi company would weaken any future case they may have to pursue in court so this photo was not taken with Meghan’s permission. Another thing, I notice that when Meghan is papped she’s plotting with the paparazzi and when Harry is he’s not. You might what to look at that.

      • STRIPE says:

        It is possible to love someone *and* criticize something they do.

      • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

        Thank you, Stripe! I was going to type the same thing.

        M&H are NOT perfect. They are human, they WILL make mistakes in judgment, they will mess up. AND THAT’S OK. THAT is how we, as humans, LEARN.

        We can admire and love them to the nth degree, and still be able to criticize something, to say, “Hey, nope! This is not a cool move here”.

        This is a million degrees away from a Heil reader’s “not liking” something (nicest way I could put it).

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        @Amy Bee and @Mattylove:

        I soooooo agree with you both. I have a policy of NEVER criticizing H&M or any other hi-profile people that I admire, based solely on media images and stories.

        In the first instance, my admiration is not based on the media’s interpretation of the individuals I admire, but is arrived at over time and is baded on the sum of their body of work, their brand consistency, their utterances/interviews and even commentary abt them from other people of demonstrable honesty and integrity.

        I’m constantly aware that what the media CHOOSE to show us of hi-profile folks (ESPECIALLY gossip/entertainment media)…..from the choice of photo accompany a story; to the way they CHOOSE to crop a photo to further particular agenda; to the headline accompanying the story, we get only what has been deliberately curated by self-interested editors/media owners.

        Dont get me wrong, it is the job of editors to choose from among the hundreds of images and articles that come across their desk every day. But as both H&M hv pointed out and as every intelligent person knows, today’s media landscape is full of charlatans with their hidden and not-so-hidden agendas and, more than at any other time, driven by revenue considerations.

        Therefore, it behooves every consumer of media to be as hyper skeptical as we can, when deciding how to respond to any piece of info being fed to us.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Amy Bee, I usually agree with all of your comments, but I don’t think that’s fair at all. I really do love the Sussexes, and any other long-term commenter here can vouch for that. BUT there are definitely a few things they’ve done that I thought were missteps. I’ve seen this happen a lot on CB: someone says “I love them, but,” they’re quickly attacked, and it pretty much shuts down any conversation about H&M that isn’t glowing praise at all times.

        I do get the argument of not wanting to say anything even remotely negative about them here, since they’re constantly piled on by almost every other outlet. And I did buy into that mindset for a while, especially at the height of the smear campaign— we didn’t want to add to the tsunami that Meghan was already receiving. But at this point, why should we censor ourselves here on CB because of what other racist nutjobs are saying on the DM or wherever? This is a totally different site, known for being pro-Meghan from day one, with a completely different group of commenters and a *very* different tone from most other sites where the Sussexes are discussed.

        Over time I think it will make the site much less interesting if everyone knows that they can’t express an opinion here if it’s not 100% positive praise. And I really don’t understand how anyone can tell another commenter that no, they didn’t mean what they said because it’s impossible to feel that way?? It’s just not true and it will prevent lots of potentially interesting conversations about the Sussexes moving forward, as they start to do more and more.

        I’m one of the people who thought one of the recent statements from Meghan was “too earnest,” but didn’t even say anything because the people here who did were shut down immediately. And I don’t even really see that as a “criticism” — it’s not like anyone was name-calling or insulting Meghan, it was just an observation about her style of communication. I don’t know. I guess time will tell if comments like that will be “permitted” here at all.

        (I’m sorry if it seems like I’m jumping on you in particular; it’s something that’s been happening here and bothering me for a while. It isn’t all directed at you!)

        @Carmen-Jamrock you make a lot of really good points and I agree— what we see is definitely skewed by editors and their agendas, etc. And I think most of what’s printed about the Sussexes is complete bullsh!t. But what I’m talking about are things that came directly from Harry or Meghan, like her introductory letter in the issue of Vogue that she edited, words that she or Harry spoke themselves during the Oprah interview, or something posted on Archewell — things like that. I’d never criticize them based on what someone else in the media claims because we all know better at this point.

        It’s not as if I think anyone should start bashing them ffs, just that I don’t understand why people get so upset whenever anyone here says anything that basically amounts to mild constructive criticism?

        (And for the record I absolutely do not believe Meghan had anything to do with these photos being taken or coordinating when they’d be released, and frankly it’s preposterous imo that anyone would even suggest she was working with a Murdoch rag.)

        ETA: oh god I just realized how long this comment is — sorry! 😬

    • S808 says:

      See and their strictness in when and HOW we see Archie is what tells me these weren’t authorized. I highly doubt they’d include their child in pap shots to show they’re fine. We don’t need to see Archie for that.

      If not for this pic we’d probably see him the standard 2-3 times a year (birthday, Christmas card, New Years (sometimes)).

    • Sid says:

      I am curious if you initially thought the Canada pics where Meghan was with Archie and walking the dog were intentional too? Because some people did because Meghan was smiling, yet it turns out they were not planned and the Sussexes sued the photo agency into oblivion. I don’t see any difference here. After everything that has happened, these two are highly unlikely to be coordinating with paparazzi.They have their own, better ways of getting photos out if they wish.

    • MattyLove says:

      Y’all have convinced me of the error of my interpretation. My thing was just that there have been almost zero unintentional photos of Archie and now there is one. Seemed unlikely to suddenly be one. But you all make excellent points and have convinced me I was mistaken.

      • Lila says:

        I think it’s worth remembering that Harry has just got back home and paps know a pic of him in Montecito is in high demand. So paps are all around the neighborhood.

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        How unfortunate for you. And just after ive posted upthread, agreeing with your earlier stance. Tsk tsk.

      • ennie says:

        I read somewhere that these pics were not taken that same day, instead they were PUBLISHED the same day as the other kid’s birthday, I think it was intentional for the newspaper to do it that date.
        Otherwise, I am sad that they were found, I hope they have good security.

    • Lauren says:

      No Harry and Meghan are super careful with Archie and all the pictures that we have seen are usually released on social media by charities after approval from the Sussexes or in Sussex made media, never third party publications. Also I read that there is ENORMOUS demands for paparazzi pictures of the Sussexes, but one around Santa Barbara is willing to sell them out. This picture was probably taken by paps waiting around the Sussexes property after Harry returned home. They were already there waiting.

    • ProfPlum says:

      There probably haven’t been many pictures of Archie because of pandemic lockdown. They were probably sticking close to home. This one is likely because CA is reopening, paps were on high alert around their house because of Harry’s arrival, and don’t one hit lucky. I doubt she’s tipping them off.

    • Nivz says:

      No, because social media exists and undermines the swampy little ecosystem that is pap photos. They’ve shown themselves to be very amenable to being direct sources of information about themselves.

      Edit- this was a reply to Matty’s original and there were tons of responses including from the OP before I could post so it’s a bit redundant.

    • Kalana says:

      It’s not going to be in a Murdoch paper.

    • Bloemheks says:

      No way would they arrange a pap photo of Meghan or Archie. Harry has PTSD over his mother and being papped himself as a child. There was a pap photo of Harry and Meghan leaving some kind of spa facility in LA at the beginning of her pregnancy. He looked in the general direction of the camera, but not right at it and it was obvious he was on high alert. He often looks stressed out in pap photos where they are together. Hell, he often looked stressed out, looking all over the place when they were doing engagements together, especially during their Africa tour when they met with the public. We’ve learned since then they often had to cut engagements short, because their security was inadequate. Real or imagined he’s terrified of something happening to her.

      The photo’s in People of him on the beach I could believe was arranged, although I doubt it for the reasons others have mentioned. That said, I’ve never understood the outrage of celebrities possibly arranging papped photos and collecting. It’s their images people want to see. Why should someone else get paid ridiculous sums of money for them?

    • Jaded says:

      @Mattylove – the paps literally have tag teams to track celebrities. They have walkie talkies and GPS’s and know what kind of vehicles certain celebrities drive. So let’s say one identifies a certain vehicle driving by as “could be Meghan and Harry’s SUV” they’ll alert the team as to where it might be heading and someone will inevitably be there at the other end to grab some photos.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I don’t know why they think the Sussexes would work with these people, especially a Murdoch rag. I read an article about TMZ , how they have people at court houses, hospitals,certain restaurants and hotspots, tons of paps on payrolls. This is a major industry in LA and the Sussexes are highly sought after for pics. Also, the fact is, they will be out and about just living their life, and will be seen more as restrictions lift. If people choose to lose it because Meghan is taking Archie to a playgroup or going to the dentist, or attending a conference, that’s on them to sort those feelings out.

      • Christine says:

        Yep. There are always paps at my dinky little farmers’ market in LA, and it’s not remotely one of the two celebs routinely visit in order to get photographed.
        They.Are.Everywhere.

      • Lorelei says:

        Agree with all of your replies — and it’s laughable to suggest Meghan would be in cahoots with a freaking Murdoch publication.

        I admit I was happy to see the photos — Meghan looks fabulous (love her coat!!) and Archie is beyond adorable— but it’s unfortunate that the photographers probably know now where he goes to nursery school (or Mommy & Me or wherever she was taking him).

        But as you said, it’s a huge industry there and they would have found out eventually, especially once lockdown was over. The Sussexes are a hot commodity and the reality is that people will go to insane lengths to get photos of them because the payoff is so high. Thank goodness Harry makes sure they have excellent security.

  23. Cecilia says:

    1 meghan looks like she could give birth any minute
    2 i still think archie looks like his mom with his fathers head shape
    3 im so happy they don’t dress him like we’re in the victorian age.
    4 that boy is going to be TALL
    5tho the pics are cute, it frustrates me that page six released this the same time KP released louis birthday pics, deliberately targeting hate towards both archie & meghan.
    6 that being said, Camb stans need to get over themselves. Not everything revolves around royals and the world doesn’t stop turning. Moreover, if the Cambridges are so easily overshadowed maybe thats because they’re boring, and thats okay.

    If you don’t want your faves to be overshadowed maybe, i dunno, focus on them?

    • Becks1 says:

      That’s something I don’t get. Don’t insist that your faves are being overshadowed. Just focus on them. Tweet about Louis and share his picture etc while ignoring the pictures of Meghan. If your faves are so easily overshadowed, that’s not Harry and Meghan’s problem.

      I think the past year has given royal fans a false sense of how the Sussexes are going to operate. They are not going to lay low and never be seen. They are going to be busy, they are going to be out and about, they are going to be seen a TON, they are going to be working a TON, the past year was an anomaly for them due to the pandemic, but that’s not going to be the norm (and I think in a way like Harry has said the lockdown was good for them, it gave them a chance to breathe and regroup and be together, but once things get better they’re going to be working.) And they aren’t going to be coordinating sh*t with the royals.

      • JT says:

        I don’t get it either. Nobody has a gun to their heads, forcing them to comment on H&M. But this goes back to the Cambridge’s not having real fans, or enough of them anyway. The only “supporters” they have are Sussex haters, which only fuels H&M’s popularity. It’s why W&K have low engagement on Instagram, why their charities aren’t supported, and why they don’t really make headlines. Nobody clicks on articles about them. Even at the DM, stories about the Keens can barely crack a thousand comments.

        And I hate to say this about a child, but Louis’ birthday wasn’t really making a splash. It’s really only because of Meg and Archie being seen on his birthday that people are talking about him.

      • Cecilia says:

        @becks1 especially simce they don’t have to coordinate anything with as they aren’t senior royals anymore (if that was ever even a rule). They are going to do whatever they want to do and people really need to get over it. You don’t control them.

      • L84Tea says:

        @Becks1, that’s what I’ve been mentioning a lot lately. H&M aren’t seen much because of the pandemic, not because this is how it’s always going to be. I agree with you 100% that the stans have a false sense of what it will be like, and boy oh boy, are they going to be in for a mighty rude awakening when Meghan and Harry explode on the scene. The RF won’t know what hit them, the RR’s won’t know, and the stans won’t. I hope W&K are enjoying their semi-weekly outings in front of the cameras, because it’s going to come to a crashing halt when H&M are out there working in front of the world.

      • Ginger says:

        This just boggles my mind. If these “fans” really cared for Louis, they would focus on him and not Archie. But we all know their “fans” are not fans. They don’t care at all about the Cambridge’s and find them boring and dull (like most people do) There are a lot of people that don’t know who Louis even is.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Becks1, it is simple. They aren’t W&K fans, they are Meghan haters pretending to be W&K stans.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I really don’t get this whole overshadowing thing. The Sussexes no longer have an official royal role, no communications team in the palace and do no royal work. People, especially the Rota, act as though they do, which is ridiculous. You’d think a whole continent, ocean and several time zones would make that clear, but no, they get upset whenever H and M are out doing their own work, living their own lives, on their own time.

      • bamaborn says:

        Nail meets head! Start a charity drive in the little boys name, heaven knows his parents charities could use some help.

      • Pocket Litter says:

        @becks1, absolutely correct in your analysis.

    • Myra says:

      I go through most days without ever running across a royal or Cambridge stan. These people are hell-bent on getting outraged over everything Sussexes. If they want to complain about Archie or Meghan on that little boy’s birthday, let them. It’s just adding insult to injury. They could have ignored and given that little boy his due recognition, but they want him to trend by using Archie’s name.

      • Cecilia says:

        Right! Ignoring is so easy. If you want to have the spotlight on him, tweet, link share the pic released by kensington palace and just ignore meghan and archie.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Cecilia: I saw a Kate stan say on twitter in the run up to the funeral that she couldn’t help but read and comment about Harry and Meghan. The royal family that they love so much is just not as interesting as they want us to believe and that’s why they constantly complain about Harry and Meghan.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Amy Bee I’m surprised one of them actually admitted it!! It’s been obvious to all of us for a while because of their behavior, but I didn’t think anyone would outright admit their motivations like that.

        I guess it shouldn’t be all that surprising…we already knew that the people in this group aren’t the sharpest set of tools in the shed. To say the least.

    • equality says:

      Kate and Will apparently can’t get attention on their own. Their stans have to hashtag H&M in their tweets to get attention. You can’t look up H&M on twitter without being bombarded with K&W stuff.

      • JT says:

        @Amy exactly. Even royal fans can’t maintain their interest on the real royals. It all comes back to H&M. They are just the more interesting, exciting couple. The RF have created a nightmare scenario for themselves by letting go of H&M. They now have to compete with the Sussexes, and the more powerful American media, for attention. When Harry and Meghan have their first event/red carpet it’s going to be over. It’ll be the You Coulda Had a Bad B*tch Tour 24/7.

      • L84Tea says:

        @JT, I cannot wait for the first red carpet event!

      • JT says:

        @L84TEA Me too. And now Meghan doesn’t have to adhere to dumb royal protocol anymore and she can work with any designer on her looks, not just British ones. I would love to see her in a sexy Tom Ford ensemble. Her pre-Harry red carpet appearances were more daring and I would like to see her go full Hollywood glam.

      • booboocita says:

        Meghan’s pre-Harry ensembles were definitely daring and flirty, but she was much younger then and didn’t have the money she has now. Older + mommy + money = sexy and elegant couture but a bit more subdued than her party days. I say this as an older woman; while I don’t have her money, the outfits I wear when I dress up now have no comparison to the things I wore in college when I was on a pub crawl. (hee hee!)

        I am hoping and praying that whatever gala event these two show up at post-pandemic is a real power player event, maybe even at the White House. You KNOW Meghan will shine like the sun. I’d love to see a pic of her dressed to the nines with Dr Jill Biden.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        JT I personally cannot wait for the “You coulda had a bad bitch tour”

      • JT says:

        Meghan is older than her early Hollywood years, but she looks damn good. She’s not going to go all Kim Kardashian on us in terms of skin, but I definitely see more looks like the Endeavor Awards coming. More form fitting and more color is definitely on the table.

  24. Kyla says:

    I really like that the article made a point to say Prince Harry wore a mask. People should still be wearing masks.

    Does the US require people to quarantine after arriving from on an international flight? Or is proof of a negative test sufficient? I’m not trying to stir the pot. My country’s cases are out of control and there’s strict quarantine rules here. I just don’t know where the US stands on that now.

    • swirlmamad says:

      I googled and as per the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated you do NOT have to quarantine upon return from international travel. Maybe he even went right from the airport to get a rapid test and will get another one a few days later. Who knows.

  25. Amelia says:

    Page Six (owned by Murdoch) took these pictures and had them since Wednesday. They deliberately waited to post till today to coincide with Louis’ birthday because they knew that people (haters) would get riled up and start attacking Meghan as if she had orchestrated this whole thing. It’s so invasive and disgusting they’re playing a game with both of their lives and deliberately stirring chaos just to ge times people to hate her.
    I am so sick and fed up of this. These disgusting people never give up.
    To think someone made a lot of money from this invasion of privacy make any blood boil

    I repeat Paps took this pic on WEDS (it’s all over Twitter and social media) and they DELIBERATELY chose to release these pics today on Prince Louis’ birthday!

  26. Sophia says:

    Archie is so cute! Love that he is dressed like a normal kid. Also, Meghan looks great!

  27. Mia says:

    Happy birthday prince Louis.

    • L4frimaire says:

      That’s not Louis. He has his own post.

      • GuestWho says:

        Apparently, the camfans think that if they comment about louis on a post about Archie, it will negate the cuteness impact or something. They are entirely predictable.

    • GuestWho says:

      If there is an entire thread dedicated to the louis’ birthday, what in the world are you doing here?

      I can’t tell if you are a troll or bad at internetting.

    • MsIam says:

      Um, he has his own post dear.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Wrong prince.

    • heygingersnaps says:

      these delusional fans are just pathetic, come on, there’s another post dedicated to him and they go and make a mess on another post? Give your heads a wobble please.

    • Oh says:

      Who is Prince Louis? Is he the fourth child of the queen! LOL 🤣

    • Kalana says:

      Please don’t position two toddlers as being in competition with each other. Honestly this goes for all of us.

  28. Watson says:

    I am sad that pap photos of this exist because I’d rather this child have privacy over anything else. Let him have Velcro sneakers, and a normal life!

    I also don’t think these pics were authorized. M and H have been extremely careful about not showing his face. To do so in a crappy tabloid is not their style.

  29. LW says:

    He’s so darn cute! I love that age!

  30. swirlmamad says:

    Look at that bump — baby girl is showing herself! And Archie is a doll….he is straight-up Harry’s mini-me, especially in the eyes. I don’t think the dueling photos was purposeful, but you know there are some chapped asses in the UK today…lol.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Can you imagine. Absolutely this wasn’t intentional on H&M’s part. After the hell they were put through by the RR they would never work with the paps. But it won’t matter, Queen Mother CarolE won’t be pleased. What do they have left? Louis is very cute, but they oversaturated those kids to keep the PAPs happy and he isn’t as big a draw now? What do the Cambridge’s have left?

  31. MsIam says:

    Such a cutie pie! And I see Harry in his features more so than Meghan. And Meg must be in great shape to carry a big boy like that, I would be huffing and puffing unless they are not going very far.

  32. Phoenix says:

    Aww! Archie and Meghan are adorable!
    Meghan looks so good. May be because she is a small woman and it creates this illusion that she is far in her pregnancy. She probably already feels heavy but she looks great!
    I read that they papp’d them when she took Archie from the nursery and that disturbes me. I hope they will be safe.
    As for the other things- it’s a Murdoch media. I believe they intentionally created the drama with Loius bday so they can generate hate towards a pregnant woman and a child and cash from it! May be it won’t work in US but in UK…

  33. Aphra says:

    Is Meg wearing a huge diamond ring on her pinkie? Maybe because doesn’t fit on ring finger w pregnancy swelling?

    • Oh says:

      She wore this diamond ring on her pinkie for the first time in October 2020, for time100 talks edition.

  34. Mooney says:

    If the cabbages (and fans) think that there’s a competition between them and the Sussexes, they’re not going to like the reality. The Sussexes will always win, even when they’re not trying to compete. King Archie alone can overshadow them all. And let’s face it. The media will always want the Montecito royals, because they’re interesting, their son is interesting and princess Sussex is yet to arrive. I remember when they had not stepped down, Meghan casually remarked that Archie has two teeth and that made international headlines 😂, all while the Keens were out on an engagement.

    God, Archie’s so cute 😍. He sometimes looks like Harry and sometimes Meghan. Right now, with the beanie, he’s a mini Harry 🥺. And thank god Meghan has a fashion sense. At least she won’t dress her children like Victorian era dolls.

  35. Thunder stealer says:

    Kate went to a FUNERAL looking like a Christmas tree: too much makeup, too many jewels, a gigantic bow and everybody said she was so classy. If you want to be a “she stole my thunder” person, it was a perfect example of that. She totally overshadowed the Queen who was mourning her HUSBAND and people were fine with it. And two days later she was her perfect boring self in one of her engagements. No big makeup, nor hair, nor jewels. And STILL people didn’t make the connection that the funeral was just an opportunity for her to be on the spotlight. Now Meghan has the AUDACITY to leave her house before prince’s Louis’ birthday and everybody is saying she did on purpose to overshadow him… give a BREAK. It is just RIDICULOUS the lengths these people go to criticize Meghan.

  36. Ladiabla says:

    Omigosh Archie is so adorable 🥰

  37. Mick says:

    The blurb in the Post that ran with the photo said Meghan looked “gleeful”. Through her mask they could see this?

    • Amelia says:

      Haven’t you heard? The all-round Cirque du pitre that is “royal experts” have become psychic lip readers! True magicians with super sight that can see through opaque face masks! !

    • Alexandria says:

      @Mick I’ve added X-Ray Vision Lip Reader to my twitter profile lol

  38. fluffy_bunny says:

    is Archie on his way to preschool? He’s got a backpack and a lunchbox so it looks to me like he could be. He’s almost 2 so it could be they’re putting him in a half day or a couple of days a week program.

  39. Tess says:

    Ooh grab a cup and settle in because those twitter comments are where the tea is being served btw.

  40. KS says:

    1. Archie is adorable!
    2. Omg superwoman?! I couldn’t carry my kids being that pregnant! It hurt, lol!

  41. Steph says:

    I clicked on the pic to get a better view of them and it took me to Twitter. Holy sh*t, the comments are completely deranged.

    That being said, a lot of you see Harry. I see Meg all except his coloring. He’s still too young to tell about his nose but everything else seems Meg to me.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Steph, I agree with you–I see both of them in Archie, but definitely a lot of Meghan.

    • L4frimaire says:

      There are some real crazy posts basically recycled from 1st pregnancy. Moon bump, not her child, staged pics, impossible to carry a child while pregnant,etc. etc. I don’t know why these people can’t wrap their head around the fact that Harry made this woman pregnant 3 times. These people are absolutely insane. How they can’t see Meghan and Harry in that child is just beyond logic. Hope they lose lots of sleep over these photos. They can stay mad.

      • swirlmamad says:

        I wish you could post memes here but one of my faves that applies perfectly is the one that plays on the Morton salt girl with the umbrella — those salty bitches can die mad. Yes, Harry and Meghan are happily married and make babies….suck on it!

    • Lorelei says:

      @L4Frimaire some of those people are so demented that I’m legit scared to know we live among them, not even exaggerating.

      One person said something like, “Come on, how can you not tell this is a doll? His clothes are perfectly pressed like he hasn’t even moved!” (???) Another called him a RENTAL CHILD. Said something like “Why are you publishing photos of what’s at least the 14th rental child they’re trying to claim is Archie?” That is so deranged I don’t even know where to begin.

      The one silver lining is that a lot of the people who saw those comments got to see just how batsh!t insane the Meghan-haters are…so many people commenting don’t follow the royals but saw it since it was posted by Page Six. They were all in disbelief at how unhinged the comments were. So at least a wider audience knows what the Sussexes are up against.

  42. Though I am happy to see both Meghan and Archie but I still feel its an infringement on her privacy especially as regards Archie

  43. A Guest says:

    Archie is a cutie-patootie.

    I read somewhere that there is big-time money being offered for a picture of Archie and it went up after his cameo in the Oprah special. Eventually, someone was going to get a picture.

  44. Jessica says:

    Look, he’s hot as hell and the rest of them are gross. He exudes self-reliance and confidence and, well, hotness. They all look like cretins walking in his presence. They can all go f*&k right off as far as I’m concerned.

  45. Liz version 700 says:

    Archie is a doll and Meghan look amazing. Adorable little family.

  46. Agreatreckoning says:

    Archie is adorable, looks a lot like Harry and appears to be more than half her height already.

    • anotherlily says:

      The average height for a 2 year old boy is about 34 inches. So Archie could easily be 3 ft and Meghan is no more than 5ft 5 inches in her flat shoes.

  47. aquarius64 says:

    Archie is cute and there will be always be interest in the Sussex children because they are historic heirs to the British throne. They are a blend of two nations and they descend from slaves. When Archie’s 2nd birthday picture of him is released and Baby Girl Sussex is born the online interest will be intense. Let the haters stay mad.

  48. February-Pisces says:

    Keen stans on twitter were fuming that Meghan had the audacity to live life on Louis birthday. Sorry keen stans Meghan doesn’t need to try to upstage anyone, she just happened to be the more interesting one. But they have no problem with keen using Prince Phillips funeral for her own PR. I mean how many stories embiggened Kate afterwards? That’s 3 dead people keen has exploited in the space of a few weeks.

    • Lizzie says:

      Louis is cute but his birthday is not a thing except for him and his family. Everyone can go on about their business and Archie is free to leave his house.
      That said it’s already been noted that page 6 sat on this pic for just purpose to try and cause bad feelings.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Lizzie most of the people commenting honestly did not know who Louis even WAS. It’s insane how this small group of royalists/Cambridge stans think that the world at large has a clue about what they see as some enormous drama.

        There were so many “Who is this Louis person that people keep talking about?” comments, lol. And I think Louis is adorable, obviously it’s not a reflection on him, but most Americans barely know who William and Kate are. And maybe George, since such a huge deal was made out of his birth. But that’s about it.
        My own husband didn’t even know who he was despite the fact that I’m so royal-obsessed.

    • equality says:

      Some of the Twitter comments were worse than that. https://twitter.com/robrousseau/status/1385626395234160645

  49. MerryGirl says:

    Archie is SO cute. And he’s big too, he’s gonna be as tall or taller than Harry.

  50. candy says:

    “Wallis Annenberg” just sounds like a very rich person, lol. I am picturing pearls and pastel cardigans.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Definitely a grand dame. The Annenberg name is huge in philanthropy. Wonder why they would meet in such a trendy place, regardless of how supposedly private it is.. Whoever leaked that info is about to get blackballed once they’re found out.

  51. Agreatreckoning says:

    @equality Thanks for the link. Some of the replies to the screenshot were awesome though. (replies to the screenshot-not in it)

    Screenshot people are deranged.

  52. blunt talker says:

    If this picture was taken early on Wednesday or before why did they wait until Thursday to publish it-Louis’s birthday-To cash and to stir passions against Meghan, Archie, and Harry-Harry and Meghan have left their roles as senior royals-The Sussex family do not have to be on a timetable to fit the royal family’s calendar of events-When and where the Sussexes go or not go is entirely their business-Harry and Meghan are running their family household in the USA and the royal family is running all their households IN the UK-What’s on the royal family’s schedule has nothing to do with the Sussex schedule-Please stop being stuck on stupid.

  53. blunt talker says:

    The Sussex family is not working royals anymore-Their schedule and activites are no longer any concern for the royal family in the UK-The Page Six owned by Murdock had that picture of Meghan and Archie early Wednesday or the day before-They wanted to cash in and stir people’s hated passions about Harry, Meghan, and Archie-The Sussex’s family schedule whether public or private no longer need the permission of the royal family in the UK-The Sussex family is handling their daily lives as normal citizens-the royal family should be handling their daily schedules and lives without concern about the Sussex family living and working in the USA-Please people stop being stuck on stupid.

  54. Pocket Litter says:

    @LORELEI
    April 24, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you for your thoughtful and timely post.

  55. Amanda says:

    Um, it’s pretty gross that y’all have a pic here without a minor’s face blurred out for privacy. I know Page Six didn’t blur out Archie’s face (and screw them for the invasion of privacy), but I thought we were all better than that around here?