Prince Harry and Meghan’s son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor made an adorable public debut this afternoon, when he ventured out for his first outing with his proud parents to a charity polo match.
New mother Meghan, 37, cradled her newborn son and planted a tender kiss on his head as they joined the Duchess of Cambridge and her three children at Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham, Surrey, this afternoon, while Archie’s cousin Prince Louis even blew a kiss at the baby boy as he was held in his mother’s arms.
The Duchesses put in a surprise appearance to watch Prince William and Prince Harry go head-to-head in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day, held in honour of late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Kate, 37, looked elegant in a flowing pink L.K.Bennett dress, teamed with her trusty Castaner wedges and a red Mulberry bag, as she kept an eye on her excited little ones.
Meanwhile the Duchess of Sussex dressed down for the outing in a £545 khaki green maxi dress by Lisa Marie Fernandez and a pair of gold aviator sunglasses by favourite designer Stella McCartney.
It is the first time the Sussexes and the Cambridges have been seen together as families since Archie’s birth.
It also marks a rare joint appearance for Meghan and Kate, who are typically only seen together at official engagements attended by the entire royal family, such as Trooping the Colour.
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Prince Louis looked adorable this afternoon, as his mother placed her sunglasses on him and he blew a kiss to his cousin Archie
A mother’s love: The Duchess of Sussex was spotted giving Archie a kiss on his forehead as she cradled him at the polo
There he is! A glimpse of Archie’s face was seen, left. Right, Prince Louis makes Kate and Meghan giggle with his antics
Proud dad: Sweaty Prince Harry gave his son an affectionate pat as he came off the field after going head-to-head with Wills
Little handful! The Duchess of Cambridge could be seen keeping up with one-year-old son Louis, left. Right, flashing a smile
Proud Dad: Prince Harry smiled at his baby boy as he caught up with Meghan after the charity polo match this afternoon
Cheeky! Prince Louis made his mother laugh when he put on a pair of sunglasses as stuck out his tongue at his aunt
Time for a snack! The Duchess of Cambridge looked to be enjoying a picnic with her children after the polo match
Army green dream: The Duchess of Sussex dressed down in a £545 khaki maxi dress by Lisa Marie Fernandez for the outing
Daddy’s boy: Prince Harry looked full of pride as he smiled at his wife and son following the polo match this afternoon
Keeping up with her big brother! Charlotte joined in a game of kickabout, left. Right, the princess with five-year-old George
Going head to head: William, left, and Harry, right, played on opposite teams for the charity polo match in Surrey today
Support: The Duke of Cambridge, left, and the Duke of Sussex, right, with Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha, wife of late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash in October last year
While royal supporters were expecting to see William and Harry at the event, it was not known that they would be joined by their families.
The Duchess of Sussex is currently on maternity leave following Archie’s birth in May. However she has already made a handful of appearances, most recently to watch close friend Serena Williams at Wimbledon last week.
The former Suits actress sparked a huge row after her bodyguards told fans not to take pictures of her during the match.
She was branded ‘childish’ and a ‘control freak’ after former world champion Sally Jones, 64, revealed she was warned about taking pictures.
However today any controversy appeared far from the Duchess’ mind. She was in excellent spirits as she cuddled her son in the shade of the polo club car park. At one point Meghan flashed a radiant smile as she held Archie up for a closer look at his face.
Later on the Duke of Cambridge and his team went on to win the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at the Billingbear Polo Club – holding up the victory cup for a photo.
The look of love: The new parents couldn’t help but beam at one another as Meghan held their newborn son close to her
Meghan held the two month old baby Archie close to her chest throughout the charity polo match as she watched Prince Harry play
Big cousin! George, five, stood alongside his aunt Meghan and baby cousin Archie as they watched the princes at the polo
New parents: Meghan and Harry spent time together following the charity match at Billingbear Polo Club, in Wokingham
Watching the action: Meghan held baby Archie close as she watched her husband in the charity polo match this afternoon
Prince Harry and Meghan appeared to debrief the polo match after he’d taken part in the charity game, while the Duchess held baby Archie close
Gentle kiss: The Duchess of Sussex cradled her son close, left, and chatted to husband Harry after the match, right
Keeping cool: The new mother, pictured with Archie and Prince George, dressed down in a khaki dress for the outing
Affectionate: Prince Harry placed a hand on his wife’s lower back, left, and spent time with his newborn son at the polo, right
Meghan could be seen affectionately kissing baby Archie’s head after discussing the charity polo match with Prince Harry
Meghan donned a khaki dress for the charity match, with a relaxed fit and a slit in the side, while the Duchess wore her hair loose in gentle curls
Family gathering: Meghan and Kate stayed near each other as they watched the action unfold on the polo field, pictured
Showered with love: Harry and Meghan couldn’t keep their eyes off little Archie as he enjoyed his first event with his parents
Mum, look at me! Louis appeared to try and get mother Kate’s attention after growing bored of her watching the match
Dressed down Duchess: Meghan returned to her signature California style as she joined the Cambridges at the polo today
Little joker: Prince Louis seemed happy once Kate gave her the sunglasses – and won the attention of auntie Meghan
Keeping the little ones happy! Meghan and Kate entertained their children as their husbands went head-to-head on the field
Firm friends: Five-year-old George, left, stayed close to his aunt and baby cousin Archie as they watched the polo match
Sisters-in-law Meghan and Kate stayed close to one another as they watched their husbands play polo today, with both women keen to keep their children entertained
Meghan spent much of the match standing near sister-in-law Kate, who was busy trying to keep her three children entertained.
It marks a rare outing for the two women following months of rumours of a rift between the Cambridges and the Sussexes.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also recently broke away from the Cambridges and their joint Royal Foundation charity.Cambridges and their joint Royal Foundation charity. It later emerged they have taken one of the most distinguished aides with them.
However any strain was far from the women’s minds as they spent time together today.
Prince William grinned as he competed in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club
Prince William appeared to be enjoying the game as he rode along during the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club
The Duke of Sussex beamed as he played polo in the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy during the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club
The Duke of Sussex appeared to be enjoying the match as he played in the charity game, while his family watched on
The Duke of Sussex appeared relaxed as he rode alongside his team mates during the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Trophy
Prince Harry appeared playfully competitive on the field as he took on Prince William’s team at the charity polo match
Prince Harry appeared overjoyed to be taking part in the charity polo match, despite ultimately losing out on the trophy for older brother Prince William
The Duke of Cambridge and his team went on to win the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at the Billingbear Polo Club (pictured with Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha, wife of late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash in October last year)
Prince William glanced down at his team’s cup after they won the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy while his family watched on
Prince William shared a moment with Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha after the match. Her husband, the late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in a helicopter crash in October last year
Prince William and Prince Harry both graciously spoke with Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha after the match. Her husband, the late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in a helicopter crash in October last year
The two smiled as they posed for a photograph following Prince William’s team success at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day
Prince William and Prince Harry posed alongside their teams and Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha following the match
Prince Harry grinned as he posed for a photograph with a furry friend following the polo match this afternoon
The women shared a giggle as one-year-old Louis donned his mother’s sunglasses before turning back to his aunt to cheekily stick out his tongue.
Prince George also appears to have a close relationship with Meghan and stood by her side for part of the afternoon.
Following the match proud father Prince Harry walked over to his wife and gave his son an affectionate pat – careful not to hug him too close while he was still sweaty from the match.
Smile for Mum! Meghan beamed at her two-month-old son as they arrived to cheer on Prince Harry in the polo
Cuddles! The Duchess of Sussex beamed as she cradled her son, left, and giggled as she rocked her baby, right
Picture of pride: Meghan beamed at her little boy as they enjoyed a day out at the polo with the Cambridges this afternoon
Plenty to smile about! The Duchess of Sussex shared a joke as she held her son close on the sidelines of the polo match
Meet Archie! Meghan showed off her son to a fellow spectator, left. Right, the Duchess of Sussex with her son at the polo
Baby’s big day out! The Duchess of Sussex, 37, was spotted cradling two-month-old Archie at the Surrey polo club today
Radiant: Meghan beamed as she shared a light-hearted moment with a fellow spectator at the charity polo match today
While Kate appeared to enjoy some down time with her sister-in-law, she was also busy keeping an eye on her three children.
One-year-old Louis was seen giving his mother the run around as he tottered across the grass before being swept into her arms to go wave to his father.
Meanwhile, playful Prince George kept his sister, Charlotte, entertained and could be seen picking up a polo mallet.
Dressed in a navy blue polo shirt and green shorts, he also wore the blue buckled shoes that her children are known for wearing.
All eyes were on young Prince Louis as he tottered around excitedly on the grass and Kate regularly scooped him up in her arms.
Later on it seemed as though the family were having a picnic from the boot of the car as George and Charlotte jumped into the back and pulled out food for their mother.
It’s game time! Princess Charlotte looked to be enjoying the kick-about with her brothers at the polo club, with the little royal throwing herself into the fun
Prince George and Princess Charlotte appeared overjoyed to kick the ball around on the lawn at the Billingbear Polo Club this afternoon
Larking about! Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoyed a run around at the polo club
Kickabout! George and Louis had fun with a football – under the watchful eye of mother Kate
The active Prince! George appeared to be enjoying the kick-about with his sister Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
He’s got skills! George showed off a heel flick as he and Charlotte enjoyed a kickabout on the grounds of the polo club
She’s got her hands full! Kate spent the afternoon keeping up with Louis (left), George and Charlotte, right playing on grass
That’s not a toy! The Duchess of Cambridge took the polo mallet out of son George’s hands as they played on the sidelines
Kate beamed as she enjoyed the polo match and family day out with her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Car boot picnic! The Duchess of Cambridge came well prepared with boxes full of tasty treats for her little ones to enjoy
Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte appeared enthusiastic about the snacks, as the youngest Cambridge took a seat on mother Kate’s knee
Kate appeared prepared for the day out, and had a variety of snack boxes and drinks for her children to enjoy for the car boot picnic
Kate appeared relaxed as she served up a picnic tea for the children, after watching father Prince William play in the polo match at Billingbear
Prince George larked about in the boot of the car while Princess Charlotte and Louis rushed around with mother Kate
Full of energy: Prince George could be seen climbing over supplies in the back of the car – as Louis tucked into some food
Princess Charlotte and Prince George appeared to be enjoying their day out at the polo as the children tucked into a picnic tea in the boot of a car
Prince George and Charlotte appeared to be enjoying some picnic food as they clambered into the boot of the car
Look at that! One year old Prince Louis stole his father’s spotlight as he tottered across the grass on the sidelines of the polo field. The Duchess of Cambridge took all three of her children to watch Prince William and Prince Harry in a charity match
Family day out! Prince George played with a polo mallet as he watched from the sidelines with younger sister Charlotte
Kate spent the day running after her son as he wanted to climb up on pavements and run around the grounds of the match
Prince Louis sucked his thumb while Kate held him today, later on he toddled back to the car with his mother in tow
The Duchess of Cambridge is enjoying a family day out at the polo as she cheers on Princes William and Harry in a charity match. Pictured, Kate, 37, bends down to pick up one-year-old son Prince Louis as he takes a seat on the grass
His biggest fan! Kate picked up her youngest son and took him to wave to his father from the side of the polo field, right. Pictured left, Prince Louis sucks his thumb as he is carried across the grounds by his mother
Prince George and Charlotte were seen playing together today as Prince William and Prince Harry take part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day
George was playing in the sun today as his father took part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club