Archie Harrison Had a Distinct Accent on His Birthday Call With Queen Elizabeth II, Source Says
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry‘s only son, Archie Harrison, is growing up. The adorable tot celebrated his second birthday on May 6, 2021, just weeks before becoming a big brother to his little sister. Archie has been living with his parents and maternal grandmother, Doria Ragland, in Santa Barbara, California, since leaving the U.K. in 2020.
From the looks of it, the little one is going to school, enjoying time running around the estate of his new home, and having a normal childhood outside of the spotlight. It’s the one thing that the Sussexes wanted for their children.
Now it appears the little one has also formed a distinct accent.
Archie Harrison celebrated his second birthday
In celebration of Archie’s birthday, Meghan and Prince Harry released a brand new photo on their Archwell Foundation website of Archie holding a huge bundle of balloons.
The Sussexes also donated to end vaccine inequity. They shared a message about why having equal access to the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines worldwide is the key to moving past the pandemic. They also went the extra mile to celebrate Archie’s last birthday as an only child.
“While Harry and Meghan are raising Archie to be grounded, they go the extra mile on his birthday,” an insider told Us Weekly. “They made [his] card themselves and wrote a sweet poem inside, splashed out on gifts—including outdoor toys—and have bought him the cutest birthday outfit!”
Archie Harrison talks to Queen Elizabeth over video call
Archie is apparently talking a ton and he also knows how to count. His great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II has watched him grow via Zoom. “They always talk on important days like that,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Vanity Fair in Sept. 2020. “According to a family friend, The Queen loves watching Archie on-screen and has commented on his streak of red hair.”
Following the death of Prince Philip in April 2021, the queen is staying more connected with her family than ever, and she was able to wish Archie a “Happy Birthday” via Zoom. “Seeing her great-grandson’s face always brightens up her day!” another source told US Weekly.
Archie Harrison has a distinct American accent
In addition to his bright-red hair, it seems like Archie already has a very distinct accent. Since he’s been raised in California, he has an American accent instead of a British one. “Archie speaks with a distinct American accent,” an insider told Mirror. This makes sense considering his father; Prince Harry is the only Brit around.
“Lockdown is lifting and the sun in California is shining—I’m sure they’ll have a lovely celebration at home…Harry will make a really big fuss of Archie,” Nicholl told OK Magazine.
Though the Cambridges also wished Archie a happy birthday via social media, it looks like Prince Harry’s dreams for his son to be raised with his cousins are not expected to come true. “[Harry] always wanted his children to grow up close to William and Kate’s,” Nicholl said. “Sadly, it’s looking increasingly unlikely for Archie.