Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sure are the doting parents to their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. In a recent interview with English television host James Corden on The Late Late Show, royal fans got a rare insight into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lives as parents.
Prince Harry lit up while speaking about Archie and revealed to Corden what their son’s first word was. He said, “His first word was ‘crocodile’, three syllables”. The proud father added, “My son is now over a year and a half. He is hysterical; he’s got the most amazing personality; he’s already putting two, three words together; he’s already singing songs.”
The Duke of Sussex went on to share what his son’s go-to breakfast was, revealing that it was one made using a gift from Archie’s great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. He told Corden, “My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker. She sent us a waffle maker for Archie. So breakfast now, Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix in the waffle maker. Archie wakes up in the morning and goes ‘waffle.’”
The interview also saw Prince Harry speak candidly about stepping back as senior royals with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He explained to Corden that the decision aimed to prioritize his mental health protect his family. He said, “It was never walking away—it was stepping back rather than stepping down. It was a difficult environment, as I think as lot of people saw. We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health. I was like, ‘This is toxic.’ So I did what any husband and father would do—I was like, ‘I need to get my family out of here.’”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will soon be appearing on their first TV interview since stepping back from their duties as senior royals, as they sit down for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey which will be aired on March 7.