As reported by Express, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new royal baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, received a rare gift from Disney in the form of a specialised Winnie the Pooh comic.
The hand-drawn Disney cartoon celebrates baby Archie’s birth. It’s exceptionally sweet, since Meghan previously said that one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, The Tao of Pooh, is a favourite of hers.
And Pooh is practically a part of the Royal family. He ‘met’ the Queen in a special book created to celebrate both his and the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Pooh and royal baby Archie: A journey of great importance
The cartoon was created by Disney’s senior principal artist, Kim Raymond. It depicts the world’s favourite bear on a special mission: to deliver a book to royal baby Archie.
Pooh makes his way through the Hundred Acre Wood and the Long Walk To Windsor Castle, carefully carrying the special book under his arm as he passes meadows of wildflowers and rivers on his way to Royal baby Sussex.
The final scene shows the adorable Pooh sitting beside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle while they’re paging through the book. Of course, the book is blue to match their sigil, with a crown on the cover. Disney said in a statement:
“The 25-second creation sees Pooh setting off from One Hundred Acre Wood and strolling down the Long Walk to Windsor Castle. In the final frame, Archie’s recently announced name can be seen on his cot as Pooh sits beside The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their Windsor home.”
Winnie the Pooh was created by A. A. Milne, an English author, in 1926. The first collection of stories was titled Winnie-The-Pooh, followed by The House at Pooh Corner two years later,
Four decades after his creation, Pooh was licensed by Disney. Following that, his TV shows, movies, and souvenirs were in high demand.
Royal Baby Archie’s origins
Meghan Markle went into labour at 5:26 on Monday, 6 May, with Harry by her side. It was later revealed they welcomed a healthy baby boy – up till now affectionately referred to as Royal Baby Sussex.
While introducing baby Archie to the world, Prince Harry said the royal tot has the “sweetest temperament,” and that he’s surprisingly calm for a newborn.