Enchanting family photos show Duchess opening presents and playing with friends

Mail Online | 8/4/1981 | David Jones;Hugo Daniel For The Daily Mail
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Excitedly opening her birthday present at an alfresco family party, the pretty little girl is a study of anticipation. It is so hot that she is barefoot and wears only a pair of shorts.

And here she is on another golden day in the park, giggling impishly as she totters around in her striped summer frock; then squatting down on the grass to feed the pigeons under the protective gaze of her mother.

Photographs - Capture - Infant - Meghan - Markle

These delightful new photographs capture the infant Meghan Markle taking her first steps on the extraordinary journey that has led her from the obscurity of a Los Angeles suburb to the heart of the British establishment.

They are among dozens of evocative snapshots contained in a treasured and previously unseen family album shown exclusively to the Daily Mail by Meghan’s uncle, Joseph Johnson.

Saturday - Readers - Pictures - Baby - Photo

On Saturday, readers cooed over pictures of her as a baby, including her first-ever photo, taken just hours after her birth on August 4, 1981.

Today, from that same enchanting collection, we bring you more intimate images, showing Meghan as a bright, beautiful and mischievous toddler.

Photo - Family - Meal - Father - Thomas

One rare photo, taken at a celebratory family meal, is particularly revealing. Cradled in her father Thomas’s bear-like arms — he is looking at her adoringly — her half-siblings Tom Junior and Samantha, then wholesome-looking teenagers, are seen seated further down the table.

As the adults laugh and joke at a table laden with her mother Doria’s home-cooked dishes, and drink wine from glass goblets, infant Meghan, a string of beads draped over her tousled hair, radiates contentment and security.

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