Prince Harry reveals Archie’s first word was ‘crocodile’, the Queen sent the toddler a waffle maker for Christmas and that his nightly routine involves ‘tea’, a bath and a bedtime story
- Duke of Sussex speaks about 21-month-old Archie in chat with James Corden
- Harry described his son as ‘amazing’ and having the ‘most amazing personality’
- 36-year-old said Archie is already putting four words together and singing songs
- Harry now lives in £11m mansion in California after stepping down as senior royal
Prince Harry also told the comedian that the nightly routine for his 21-month-old son with wife Meghan Markle involves ‘tea’, a bath and a bedtime story.
And the Duke revealed in a segment for The Late Late Show that Archie has the ‘most amazing personality’ and is already putting four words together and singing songs.
Harry, 36, who now lives in a £11million mansion in California after stepping down as a senior royal last year, told Corden: ‘My son is now just over a year and a half.
‘He is hysterical, he’s got the most amazing personality. He’s already putting three, four words together, he’s already singing songs.’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie while in Cape Town in September 2019
Asked what Archie’s first word was, Harry said: ‘Crocodile, three syllables.’ And Corden replied: ‘Crocodile? That’s a big word.’
Harry went on: ‘Interesting, my grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas, and Meg said a waffle maker. She sent us a waffle maker for Archie.
‘Breakfast now, Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix. In the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes. He loves it. And now I have waffles for breakfast.
‘A bit of yoghurt, a bit of jam on top, I don’t know if that’s the right thing to do. A bit of berries, maybe, a bit of honey, a bit of syrup.’
But Corden pointed out: ‘Sorry, you’re glossing over the fact that I cannot for the life of me imagine the Queen ordering a waffle maker to be sent to Santa Barbara. I can’t get my head around…’
Harry (right) appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden (left), which came out today
Harry responded: ‘I don’t even know how to comment on that. Archie wakes up in the morning and literally just goes: Waffle? Done.’
Asked about a normal night in, Harry said: ‘Depending on how the day’s been, how busy it’s been, we’ll do Archie’s tea, give him a bath, read him a book, put him down.
‘Go downstairs, Meg might cook a meal, might order a takeaway. Go upstairs, sit in bed, turn the TV on and watch some Jeopardy, maybe watch a little bit of Netflix.’
Harry also addressed the controversy over The Crown’s portrayal of his family’s history and defended the Netflix drama, saying it does not ‘pretend to be news’.
In addition, he said both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh can use Zoom and have seen Archie ‘running around’ in California.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reveal Archie to the world at Windsor Castle in May 2019
The segment for The Late Late Show was filmed before he and the Duchess of Sussex confirmed they will not be returning as working members of the royal family
Asked by Corden how he sees his life after lockdown, Harry said: ‘My life is always going to be about public service and Meghan signed up to that.’
And on the decision to walk away from the royal family, he said it ‘was never walking away, it was stepping back rather than stepping down’.
Harry said he needed to move his family away but insisted: ‘I will never walk away, I will always be contributing. My life is public service.’