Prince Harry Describes Son Archie’s ‘Cheeky’ Personality


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Big personality! Prince HarryHe updated his and with a cute update Meghan Markle’s 2-year-old son, Archie, on Wednesday, April 20.

“When your kids and you are in the same place [amid the coronavirus pandemic], it’s really hard to separate the work from them because they kind of overlap,” the duke, 37, said while speaking to Today‘s Hoda Kotb2022 Invictus Games “It’s really hard. … I mean, Archie spends more time interrupting our Zoom calls. But he often gets us off them, as well, so that’s also a nice thing.”

Harry went on to call his toddler “cheeky,” adding, “I always try and keep that. I think that the cheekiness is something that keeps you alive.”

Former military pilot and the SuitsThe 40-year old alums have been in England for the past week. While attending the Invictus Games in the Netherlands on Sunday, April 17, Harry opened up about his “wish” for Archie and his little sister, Lilibet, 10 months.

“[I want them] to grow up in a better world,” the England native replied. “To grow up in a fairer world, a safer world, a more equal world. It’s not going to be easy, but I will never, ever, ever rest until I as a parent have at least tried to make the world a better place for them. Because it is our responsibility that the world is the way that it is now.”

Harry noted that he didn’t plan to “steal” a future from the next generation, adding, “I don’t think we should be bringing children into the world unless we are going to make that commitment to make it better for them.”

As for Archie’s dreams, Harry explained that the toddler toggles between wanting to be an astronaut and a helicopter pilot.

“What I remind him is that no matter what you want to be when you grow up, it’s your character that matters most,” he told Kindercorrespondent reporters. “And nothing would make his mum and me prouder than to see him have the character of what we see before us: YOU.”

Meghan told an Invictus Games competitor the next day that she and her husband had almost chosen a different name when their oldest child arrived in May 2018. The pair “couldn’t decide” whether Archie and Harrison should be his first name, ultimately choosing Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Lilibet arrived June 2021 with her moniker in honor ofQueen Elizabeth II’s nickname.

“They had a shortlist with a few other options, but this was always their favorite,” a source exclusively told Us WeeklyAt the time. “It was important for them that the queen signed off though and that didn’t happen until right before the birth. Both agreed that it would only be right that Her Majesty approved, especially for something so personal. … He and Meghan both love Lili.”

In January 2020, the couple decided to step back from their senior royal family members duties. This was made official in February 2021. The couple, who had previously lived briefly in Los Angeles and Canada, now reside in Montecito.

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