Proud parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have revealed more details of their son Archie’s extensive vocabulary during a more light-hearted moment in their bombshell Oprah interview.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, who now live in Montecito, California, said that their talkative toddler’s new favourite thing to say is ‘hydrate’, a week after his doting dad told James Corden’s Late Late Show that Archie’s first word had surprisingly been ‘crocodile.’
But critics appeared baffled, with some demanding ‘proof’ that 21-month-old Archie can say the three-syllable word.
In last night’s interview, it was also revealed that the youngster tells everyone to ‘drive safe’ whenever they leave the house.
Meghan added: ‘Drive safe. He’s not even two yet!’
Some royals fans were touched by the revelations and said Harry’s mother Diana was ‘speaking through’ Archie.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, who now live in Montecito, California, have now revealed their son Archie’s favourite word is ‘hydrate’ (Archie pictured on the beach with Meghan’
Prince Harry was discussing the benefits of living in California and away from the limelight for his son.
‘I guess, the highlight for me is sticking him on the back of the bicycle in his little baby seat and take him on these bike rides, which is something I was never able to do when I was young,’ he said.
‘I can see him on the back, and he’s got his arms out. And he’s like “whoo,” chatting, chatting, chatting; going, “Palm tree, house,” and all this sort of stuff,’ he said.
‘What’s his new favorite word? What’s his favorite word now,’ Oprah asked.
Harry and Meghan with Archie during their tour of South Africa in September 2019, where the couple met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Tutu
‘Oh, my gosh. He’s on a roll. In the past couple weeks, it has been “Hydrate,” which is just hysterical,’ Meghan revealed.
‘But, also, whenever everyone leaves the house, he’s like, “Drive safe,’ Harry added.
Some royals fans said Harry’s mother Diana was ‘speaking through’ Archie when he was telling them to ‘drive safe.’
Diana died in a car accident in Paris on 31 August 1997 during a high speed chase trying to escape paparazzi.
‘You couldn’t watch the #Oprah interview without thinking Princess Diana is with #HarryandMeghan and Archie #drive safe,’ one said.
‘Omg the fact that Archie’s latest words are “drive safe! is literally haunting,’ said another.
‘Archie knows… Harry talks about cosmic forces,’ another wrote.
#Drivesafe, I felt that,’ another fan said.
‘#Drivesafe said Diana through Archie,’ another said.
‘Yup! #DriveSage out of the mouth of babes,’ another wrote.
‘Diana’s Spirit speaking through Archie, ‘drive sage,’ ‘#chills,’ wrote another.
Royal fans said the spirit of Lady Diana was speaking to Harry and Meghan through their son Archie by telling them to ‘drive safe’
During a chat with James Corden last week, when asked what Archie’s first word was, the Duke of Sussex said: ‘Crocodile, three syllables.’
Corden replied: ‘Crocodile? That’s a big word.’
Harry also revealed how Archie was able to put ‘three, four words together,’ adding, ‘he’s already singing songs.’
A plaque on the side of the hut reads ‘Archie’s Chick In. Established 2021’. The broadcast took a look at the ‘cute’ barge
Social media users have poured scorn on Prince Harry’s claim that his son Archie’s first word was ‘crocodile.’
In the interview, the couple also showed Oprah some rescue chickens they have rehomed, and a wooden coop dubbed ‘Archie’s chick inn’
Meghan told the talk show host how their move to California was ‘greater than any fairytale you’ve ever read’ after she had been left feeling suicidal while living as a senior Royal in the UK.
She claimed she and Harry want to ‘live authentically’ and get back ‘down to basics’ as they offered a rare glimpse into life in their $14.5 million mansion by showing Oprah around Archie’s chicken coop.
The couple showed off the hens they rescued from a factory farm as the duchess said the couple want to ‘live authentically’ and get back ‘down to basics’ at their $14.5 million mansion
‘I think just being able to live authentically [has been the most important thing],’ she said Meghan.
‘This kind of stuff is so basic, but it’s really fulfilling and about getting back to basics.’
This ‘back to basics’ lifestyle comes after they set up home in their sprawling nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom $14.65 million mansion in upscale Montecito back in July, where their neighbors include Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Ariana Grande.
Meghan and Harry took the talk show host around the grounds of their lavish home and introduced her to their rescued birds which live in Archie’s chicken coop.
A plaque on the side of the hut reads ‘Archie’s Chick Inn. Established 2021’.
In a separate clip, they are seen enjoying some family time on the beach with Archie running along the sand in the direction of the camera followed closely behind by his mom.
The little boy then runs between the legs of his dad who is shooting the cute outing in artful black and white footage.
The clip showed the couple taking the talk show host around the grounds of their lavish home in Montecito and introducing her to their rescued birds which live in their son Archie’s chicken coop. Pictured the interview
Later in the show, the three are seen again standing in the coop as Meghan likened herself to the Disney character The Little Mermaid since meeting her real-life prince.
In the fairytale, mermaid Ariel meets a human prince and falls in love but, in order to be with him on land, she makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to give up her life in the sea and her voice in exchange for three days as a human.
In the end, the sea witch is defeated, Ariel gets her voice back and is changed into a human permanently so she can live happily ever after with her prince.
‘I was sitting in Nottingham cottage and The Little Mermaid came on,’ Meghan said.
‘And who as an adult really watches The Little Mermaid but it came on and I was like, ‘Well I’m here all the time I might as well watch this.’
‘And I went, ‘Oh my God she falls in love with the prince and because of that she loses her voice.’
‘But in the end she gets her voice back,’ Meghan said smiling as she continued her Disney princess analogy.
Oprah said: ‘And this is what happened here. You feel like you got your voice back’, to which Meghan replied: ‘Yeah.’
‘[Their story has been] greater than any fairytale you’ve ever read,’ she later said.