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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reveal Archie's very surprising new favourite word

Archie will turn two on 6 May

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
March 8, 2021
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey contained a number of explosive claims about their life within the royal family – but there were also some lighter moments.

During the couple's candid conversation with Oprah they spoke lovingly about their son, Archie Harrison, and revealed his surprising new favourite word.

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Harry was asked by the host what "delights him" now in his new everyday. Noting that it had been a "crazy" year for everybody, the Prince said that having outdoor space to be able to go for walks with Archie, or head to the beach as a family brings him great joy.

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"I guess the highlight for me is sticking him on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and take him on bike rides, which was something I was never able to do when I was young. I can see him on the back, he's got his arms out and he's all, 'Wooooo,' Chatty, chatty, chatty. 'Palm tree, palm tree. House.'"

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Asked what Archie's favourite word is, Meghan exclaimed that the one-year-old was "on a roll". "In the past couple of weeks it has been 'hydrate', which is just hysterical," she shared.

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Meghan revealed Archie's new favourite word is 'hydrate'

Harry then added that whenever anyone leaves the house, Archie will say: "Drive safe." "And he's not even two yet!" Meghan exclaimed.

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The interview also saw Harry and Meghan confirm they are expecting a baby girl. The couple had announced that Meghan was pregnant on 14 February with a statement reading: "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.

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The couple's son will turn two on 6 May

"Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the entire family are said to be delighted and to wish them well."

The announcement was accompanied by a gorgeous black and white photograph of the pair showing Meghan with her head in Harry's lap as she cradled her baby bump.

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