Prince Harry Just Gave a Sweet New Update on Baby Archie

It’s been more than four months since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child,  Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and, TBH, we still don’t know very much about him. 

The Sussexes have made it clear that they want to keep Archie out of the spotlight and raise him as a “private citizen,” which is fair and all. But it’s also been a total bummer for royal fans.

Luckily, though, Prince Harry tends to give updates on their baby boy. His most recent update came during the week of Sept. 8, and it could not be any cuter.

Meghan Markle, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and Prince Harry | Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

What Prince Harry said about baby Archie

The duke shared the update while visiting the Rugby Football Union All Schools program at Lealands High School in Luton, People reports.

When one of the students asked how the 4-month-old is, Prince Harry said that he couldn’t be any better.

“He’s really well, thank you,” the duke replied. “And he is getting so big.”

Markle later shared an unseen photo of baby Archie in a post celebrating Prince Harry’s birthday on Sept. 15. The photo shows her cradling Archie at his July 6 christening while her husband gazes at him in amazement.

“Your service to the causes you care so deeply for inspires me every day. You are the best husband and most amazing dad to our son. We love you,” read the post.

Other updates on baby Archie

Ellen DeGeneres, who is close friends with the Sussexes, recently shared some news on baby Archie. She said on her eponymous talk show that she visited the family during a recent trip to the United Kingdom, where she got to hold and feed the baby.

“He looks like Harry — and he had more hair than I did at the time,” she told the audience (via People).

Prince Harry was also heard sharing an update with Beyoncé during the London premiere of The Lion King on July 14. In a video shared by royal expert Omid Scobie, the duke seemed to say that baby Archie had learned to lift his head. He mimicked his son by stretching his neck. 

“He’s holding his neck up?”Beyoncé exclaimed.

After a few more seconds of conversation, Prince Harry added that their baby boy is “not so little anymore.” Aww!

Fans might see more of Archie soon

While the Sussexes have mostly kept him away from the spotlight, fans might have a chance to see baby Archie really soon. The family will head to Africa for their first royal tour together later in September, and it seems likely that they’ll pose for a few photos.

But if they don’t, the good news is that Prince Harry often gives these kinds of updates on his son. Also, a lot of other things will happen during the trip. The Sussexes’ private secretary Samantha Cohen previously told reporters that “not only will this visit serve as an opportunity for the Duke and Duchess to highlight many of the causes they have been involved with for many years, [but it will also] demonstrate a modern UK-Africa partnership in action.”

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“In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” – The Duke For the official tour, the family will be visiting South Africa together and The Duke will be carrying out visits to Malawi , Angola and Botswana •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Our monthly social awareness approach follows key accounts that inspire us and highlight those working towards positive change. As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole: from local organisations working hard to better the environment, to the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the Commonwealth and beyond. These selected groups are a small representation of the incredible work being done in Africa today from countless people, local communities and organisations. To find out more about them, please consider following or supporting the below accounts: @DlalaNje @GoGooLive @YouthAlert @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust @QueensYoungLeaders @QueensCanopy @AfricanParksNetwork @DesmondTutuHIVFoundation @Sentebale @TheHaloTrust @MinesAdvisoryGroup @EveryDayAfrica @NelsonMandelaFoundationsa @NatGeo @PaintedWolfConservancy @Lewa_wildlife @AfricanWildlifeFoundation @Serengeti_National_Park @NRT_Kenya @Conservation_Lower_Zambezi @Giraffe_Conservation @VirungaNationalPark All photos used above are from accounts we are now following

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So, that’s at least something. Right?