Disney Reveals Winnie-the-Pooh Animated Clip Commemorating Royal Baby Archie’s Birth
The newest member of the royal family, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, made his official debut to the world on May 6, 2019. After two days of private celebration, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry posted on Instagram to allow the world to celebrate their joy alongside them.
Now, popular cartoon Winnie-the-Pooh has joined in on the celebration. Disney released a sweet 25-second animated clip where he takes a walk from the famous Hundred Acre Wood to Windsor Castle, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live, to meet the new royal baby.
But that’s not all - Pooh brings a little something along for Archie. He’s carrying a blue book decorated with a crown, and when he gets to Windsor Castle, the Duchess of Sussex sits down next to Archie’s crib and begins to read the story aloud to her son, Pooh, and Prince Harry.
Disney released the clip shortly after Archie’s birth with a sweet caption.
“The beginning of a grand adventure… Congratulations from Disney to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Royal Family on the arrival of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!”
Kim Raymond, Disney’s Senior Principal Artist, was behind the watercolor sketches. She created them as a gift from the company to the happy new parents.
Apparently, Winnie-the-Pooh’s connection to the royal family goes way back. In 1926, when Pooh’s creator A.A. Milne, first dreamed up everyone’s favorite teddy-bear, he wrote the book, “Teddy Bear and the Other Songs from When We Were Very Young,” in commemoration of Princess Elizabeth’s birth.
Years later, in 2016, the 90th anniversary of the Winnie-the-Pooh cartoon fell around the same time as Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, so Disney created a new book featuring Prince George, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son, for the queen. In it, Pooh traveled all the way to London to deliver her a special birthday poem.
Prince Harry also bought a first-edition A.A. Milne book for Prince Louis, his nephew and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second son, in honor of his christening.
And since the Duchess of Sussex also named Winnie the Pooh as a favorite book of hers, the clip is certainly a meaningful gift for her little Archie!
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