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Harry and Meghan accused of ‘trolling the world’ with hidden images of Archie

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down from their duties with the royal family in January last year. Since then sightings of their son Archie have been few and far between as the couple are reportedly determined to give him a normal childhood. The couple's decision not to release a clear photo of their son Archie is an attempt to "troll" the public, a royal author has suggested.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have recently published a picture of Archie for his second birthday, but Archie’s face was hidden as the tot looked away from the camera and there was filter over it.

Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, regularly release photographs of their three children that are clear.

Writer of royal biography Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie, claims the decision for a blurry and out-of-focus photo for Archie's 2nd birthday is entirely deliberate.

The royal author said: "This was, as I think we've come to experience from the Sussexes, a photo of Archie but not too clear.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Archie Harrison

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Archie Harrison (Image: GETTY)

"I think this is their way of trolling the world."

Mr Omid then went on to praise the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for dressing Archie in "jeans and Nikes".

He said it was a change from the more "more traditional" style of his cousins.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is now aged two.

Meghan Markle and baby Archie Harrison

Meghan Markle and baby Archie Harrison (Image: GETTY)

On their website, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they were launching a new initiative for COVID-19 vaccine equity.

This new initiative would be promoted on the Archewell website.

The statement on the website read: "We will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine.

"And with that intention, we are inviting you to contribute whatever you can.

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Meghan Markle's family tree

Meghan Markle's family tree (Image: Express)

"If you have the means to do so please contribute to bring vaccines to families in the world’s most vulnerable places."

All contributions to the new initiative will be sent to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Gavi it is stated, "buys COVID-19 vaccines for the world, prioritising those who need them the most in countries that cannot afford them".

About the initiative, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stated: "If we all show up, with compassion for those we both know and don’t know, we can have a profound impact.

"Even a small contribution can have a ripple effect.

"Together, we can uplift, protect, and care for one another."

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