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It’s baby Bubba! Meghan Markle reveals her adorable nickname for baby Archie

Meghan Markle has revealed she has an adorable nickname for son Archie Mountbatten Windsor – ‘Bubba’.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, let the cute monicker slip as she and Prince Harry prepared to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu for tea in Cape Town.

A video of the moment was shared on their Sussex Royal Instagram page’s Stories yesterday. 

As the couple walked down a corridor on their way to greet the cleric, with Meghan cradling the four-month-old in her arms, Harry excitedly told his son: ‘You get to meet Arch, you get to meet Arch!’

Meghan Markle has revealed she has an adorable nickname for son Archie Mountbatten Windsor

As the youngster grinned at his father, Meghan is heard saying: ‘Oh Bubba.’ 

Later on, when the couple met the South African human rights activist and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, Meghan was reportedly heard using the nickname again.

Meghan told her son: ‘Say hello! Hello, hi,’ before realising Archie was drooling, to which she exclaimed: ‘Oh, Bubba!’, People reports.   

When Thandeka laughed, the cheeky youngster also let out a chuckle, to which Meghan asked him warmly: ‘Is that funny?’

As the couple walked down a corridor on their way to greet the cleric, with Meghan cradling the four-month-old in her arms, Harry excitedly told his son: 'You get to meet Arch, you get to meet Arch!' while Meghan called him 'Bubba'

As the couple walked down a corridor on their way to greet the cleric, with Meghan cradling the four-month-old in her arms, Harry excitedly told his son: ‘You get to meet Arch, you get to meet Arch!’ while Meghan called him ‘Bubba’

When Thandeka observed that Archie appeared to understand her, Harry told her: ‘I think he knows exactly what’s going on.’

Delighted by the youngster, Thandeka exclaimed: ‘You like me best, yes! Oh you like the ladies better, yeah,’ to which Meghan quipped: ‘He likes to flirt.’ 

The duchess said the little royal would have to get used the cameras in his life, while Thankdeka joked little Archie was ‘going to be a ladies’ man’. 

Proud father Harry also revealed that his son is very ‘busy’ and ‘constantly’ wanting to stand, which Meghan described as ‘exploring’. 

When Thandeka (top right) observed that Archie appeared to understand her, Harry told her: 'I think he knows exactly what's going on'

When Thandeka (top right) observed that Archie appeared to understand her, Harry told her: ‘I think he knows exactly what’s going on’

Meghan looked to be thoroughly loving motherhood, constantly cuddling her son and grinning adoringly at him

Meghan looked to be thoroughly loving motherhood, constantly cuddling her son and grinning adoringly at him

In America, Bubba is usually used as a term of endearment derived from ‘brother’, mainly given to boys. In Australia and New Zealand it’s commonly used as a noun to refer affectionately to a baby. 

It’s a common trait for royals to give nicknames to each other; Prince George revealed earlier this year that his nickname is Archie, and he called the Queen ‘gan-gan’ when he struggled to also say the word grandma, according to his mother Kate.

Meanwhile Meghan has been reportedly called ‘Tungsten’ by her father-in-law in reference to the strong metal.

Prince Charles has apparently given the Duchess of Sussex the name based on her ‘toughness’.

The duchess said the little royal would have to get used the cameras in his life, while Thankdeka joked little Archie was 'going to be a ladies' man'

The duchess said the little royal would have to get used the cameras in his life, while Thankdeka joked little Archie was ‘going to be a ladies’ man’

The Archbishop thanked the royals for their 'concern and interest in the welfare of our people', adding: 'It's very heartwarming, let me tell you, very heartwarming to realise that you really, genuinely are caring people'

The Archbishop thanked the royals for their ‘concern and interest in the welfare of our people’, adding: ‘It’s very heartwarming, let me tell you, very heartwarming to realise that you really, genuinely are caring people’

The Duchess of Cambridge also has a cheeky name for her husband – calling him ‘Prince Baldy’ referring to his thinning crown.

Veteran Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-apartheid campaigner Tutu – who effectively became the leader of the liberation struggle during Nelson Mandela’s long imprisonment – said he was ‘thrilled by the ‘rare privilege and honour’ to meet the Sussex family yesterday.

The Archbishop thanked the royals for their ‘concern and interest in the welfare of our people’, adding: ‘It’s very heartwarming, let me tell you, very heartwarming to realise that you really, genuinely are caring people.’

Prince Harry replied: ‘We all try to make things better.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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