It’s been confirmed that a new photo that emerged on social media over the weekend is most definitely not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn, Archie.
A ‘sussexroyal’ Twitter account shared a photo of a baby boy on Saturday, along with the caption, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hope everyone enjoys these new photo of Archie as much as they do (sic)”.
It didn’t take long for avid royal watchers to realise this wasn’t actually baby Archie, with the photo’s origin even then traced back to prove it so.
The image had actually been shared two weeks ago by German fitness instructor, Bella Kraus.
“What an insolent behaviour,” she told The Sun upon learning the image of her newborn son, Maddox Nino, had been used.
ICYMI: The photos of baby "Archie" this morning are fake! It looks like the tweet has been deleted, but this is *definitely* not H&M's official account (and concerning people think it is!) https://t.co/CpdaGQmI6C pic.twitter.com/QUi8fQkGYY— Meghans Mirror (@MeghansMirror) June 15, 2019
The royal family is yet to issue an official statement in response to the hoax, however The Express reports that Kensington Palace confirmed to the publication that it’s not Archie.
The only time the public has had a good look at Harry and Meghan’s little bundle of joy was when the duke and duchess introduced him in an official photo call in the days following his birth on May 6.
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