Growing up too quick! Prince Harry made a rare comment about life at home with Archie and Lilibet during a charity appearance — and the update couldn’t have been sweeter.
38-year old Duke of Sussex called in for a video chat with several WellChild Awards winners. These awards honor children living with chronic illness and their family members. Harry missed the Queen Elizabeth II’s annual celebration, but he called in to speak with Henry and his parents. SiobhanAnd BenZoom.
“My name is Henry as well,” the prince teased in the video, which was uploaded by the organization on Monday, October 10. “But everyone calls me Harry. I have no idea why.”
When the couple informed Harry that he was the “inspiration” for their son’s name, the royal became bashful. Henry showed off his shiny trophy and chatted with the Archewell cofounder, who joked, “You sounds just like my son, Archie, with that little squeaky voice.”
The BetterUp CIO shares Archie (3 months) and Lilibet (16 months) with Meghan MarkleHe married his wife, Judith, in May 2018. The couple has been raising their children in California since the 2020 departure from their senior royal roles. They have kept their private lives as parents largely private.
Henry was curious about the Sussex children and asked the ex-military pilot how Archie, Lili were doing during the special video conference. “To answer your question, Henry, Archie is very, very busy,” Harry said with a smile. “And Lili is learning to use her voice, which is great.”
When Prince William‘s younger brother chatted with another group of WellChild winners, the family’s service dog decided to crash the party, prompting Harry to open up about his own pets. “I’ve got three in this house now, so we basically have five children,” Harry teased. “I’ve got a black Labrador called Pula, a rescue beagle called Guy and we’ve got another rescue beagle called Mia. Between the three of them, they drudged around chasing the squirrels every day, but they are also emotional support dogs when they’re behaving.”
The duke and Suits alum, 41, were set to attend the charity’s awards ceremony in September before news broke that Elizabeth died at age 96. The couple attended several events with the royal family leading up to the late monarch’s state funeral, which was held in London on September 19. Us WeeklyTwo days after the service, it was confirmed that Harry & Meghan had returned to California.
Before the queen’s death, her 70-year reign was celebrated with a historic Platinum Jubilee in June. Harry and Meghan traveled to London to mark the occasion. They introduced Lilibet, her great-grandmother, to the U.K. “Seeing Lilibet turn 1 added some light to her day,” a source exclusively revealed at the time as Elizabeth — whose nickname inspired the little one’s moniker — struggled with mobility issues and discomfort.