Meghan Markle will not grant little Archie's Christmas wish

The Duchess of Sussex discovered that her son Archie was showing a keen interest in photography, prompting Meghan to buy him a camera, but not the one he was looking for

by Sededin Dedovic
Meghan Markle will not grant little Archie's Christmas wish
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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, recently shared an exciting revelation about her four-year-old son Archie during a screening of Netflix's "The After." The event, held at Meghan and Harry's home in Montecito, California, included a conversation hosted by Meghan herself, along with director David Oyelowo and renowned photographer Misan Harriman.

The highlight of the evening was Archie's newfound interest in photography, sparked by meeting the talented Misan Harriman. Delighted by Misano's work, Archie was inspired to try his hand at capturing moments through the lens.

Meghan, keen to nurture her son's passion, bought him a camera, although it wasn't the coveted Leica that Archie admired in Harriman's possession. The conversation was pleasant and very relaxed, and it was clear that everyone was enjoying it.

"Inspiration runs deep, and last time Misan showed our four-year-old how to take pictures. I bought him a camera after that, but he told me it wasn't a Leica camera like Misan has," Meghan shared during the conversation, playfully acknowledging her discerning taste son.

The bantering exchange continued as Meghan turned to Harriman, saying: "I told him he's not getting a device like that! Not even for Christmas. But thank you for inspiring him!"

Queen Elizabeth carried a Leica Camera

Archie's interest in photography is not surprising, given the royal family's history with art.

Queen Elizabeth, grandmother of Prince Harry, was known for her love of photography and often carried her Leica camera. Meghan and Harry themselves share a passion for capturing moments, with Prince Harry even taking over the National Geographic Instagram in 2019.

The couple previously showed off their photography skills during the royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in autumn 2018, sharing a glimpse of their experiences through stunning photos on Instagram. With Archie following in his family's footsteps, it seems the young royal has a promising future as a budding photographer, all thanks to the inspiration provided by Miss Harriman.

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