Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reveal How Son Archie Loves Birds and Dad’s Bird Sounds

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are truly making the best of life in quarantine. The famous royal couple, who decided to step down as senior royals in Jan. 2020, recently moved into a private home in a secluded Santa Barbara neighborhood. The couple is still involved in philanthropy and special projects — but now it’s all on their own terms.

Harry and Meghan’s most pressing goal right now, however, is ensuring their young son Archie Harrison has the best possible childhood experience. Royal fans love getting all the Archie updates via interviews. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just revealed another great tidbit about their son, and this time it’s all about birds.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want Archie to have a ‘normal’ childhood

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie Harrison | Toby Melville – Pool/Getty Images

Becoming parents was a huge motivation for Harry and Meghan to make their shocking break from the royal family. The public’s obsession with the couple reached a fever pitch when they welcomed baby Archie in May 2019. Despite trying to maintain their privacy, the Sussexes faced constant scrutiny and criticism. They found that treatment even less acceptable after they had Archie’s welfare to think of.

Their new life in Montecito is a lot quieter and more private. With gated driveways, tall hedges, and committed security teams, not to mention movie star neighbors who already set a precedent, the Sussexes are getting a totally different experience in the United States.

And that’s precisely what they want for Archie.

Archie Harrison is walking and loves bird noises

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Archie Harrison | Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

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A lot transpired since the Sussexes uprooted their lives and moved away from the royal life. Now that Archie is almost 18 months old, he’s apparently running all over the house, much to the delight of his parents.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently explained how much their son enjoyed birds and bird noises. During an interview with Teenager Therapy, Prince Harry was overheard saying to Archie, “I can make bird noises if you want.”

Meghan confirmed they use this tactic often. “He loves birds… Archie loves birds,” she said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are happy to see their son growing up

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Harry and Meghan with Archie | Henk Kruger/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

They say the silver lining of quarantine living is getting to witness all their son’s milestones.

“We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything,” Prince Harry said during the podcast interview, according to IB Times.  

“It’s just fantastic, because I think in so many ways, we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow and in the absence of COVID, we would be traveling and working more externally and we’d miss a lot of those moments,” Meghan agreed. “It’s been a lot of really good family time.”

“We are very lucky with our little one. He is just so busy, he is all over the place. He keeps us on our toes. We are just so lucky,” she told UK Evening Standard.