Harry and Meghan share new picture of Archie in New Year's message

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a new photograph of their son Archie in a New Year's message on their Instagram page.

The picture of a beaming Prince Harry holding his seven-month-old son is at the end of the short montage of photos and clips, accompanied by Coldplay's Clocks.

Archie can be seen wearing a thick winter jacket and bobble hat, against a backdrop of a large lake.

The Sussex's message says: "Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support! We've loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can't wait to meet many more of you next year.

"We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness."

They also acknowledge Coldplay singer Chris Martin, and thank him for allowing them to use the band's music.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are spending a six-week Christmas break in Canada, a country Meghan called home for seven years.

The duchess lived in Toronto before joining the Royal Family as the popular US drama Suits, in which she starred in, was filmed in the Canadian city.

Harry and Meghan were famously pictured in Toronto in 2017 at the Invictus Games.

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The pair have had a turbulent year, have been the subject of royal rift rumours and have faced criticism over their private travel arrangements and launched legal action against some newspapers.

However, the arrival of son Archie in May was a high point of their year, and they have expressed how happy he has made them.

Harry and Meghan took him on their Royal tour of Africa, where he was seen meeting the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who described Archie as "an old soul".

The couple have shared a number of photos of their son since his birth, but have also tried to shield their son from media scrutiny.

Prince Harry and Meghan admitted they were struggling with the headlines and attention from British tabloid newspapers in a documentary which aired on ITV in October.

Meghan revealed her friends told her not to marry Harry, warning her she "shouldn't do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life".

She told of how she was "not okay", while Prince Harry said his mental health was under "constant management".