Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Son Archie Looks Like Harry, According to Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres is in the royal inner circle — and one of the few who has met baby Archie, the talk show host explained on the season 17 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She also knows if Archie looks more like Meghan Markle or Prince Harry.
DeGeneres visited the Sussexes
DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi had the pleasure of visiting with Prince Harry, Markle, and Archie over the summer and spent a bit of face time with the baby.
The host noted: “Here’s a sentence I thought I would never say, but I spent the afternoon with Prince Harry and Meghan,” adding, “I just want to say it was an honor for them to meet me.” She went on to call the Sussexes “so amazing,” “so down-to-earth,” and the “cutest couple.”
DeGeneres has spoken out in the past about the criticism Prince Harry and Markle have to endure and reiterated her stance on her show. She noted: “I see them get attacked, and it’s not fair. They’re just two of the most down-to-earth compassionate people. They’re doing so much good for the world. Portia and I talked to them about all the conservation they’re doing for wildlife, and they’re doing all this work in Botswana for elephants, and I love that. And they like what I’m doing for the gorillas in Rowanda so, we’re going all do something together.”
DeGeneres spills the baby details
While visiting with Prince Harry and Markle was obviously a highlight of the trip, she did share “the most important thing” — spending some quality time with Archie.
DeGeneres noted: “I can’t tell you how sweet they are, but the most important thing is I got to hold little Archie, the baby. I fed Archie, I held Archie… He weighs 15 pounds, which the exchange rate, I believe is $17 here.”
She didn’t have a picture of the baby, explaining, “I didn’t think it was right to go, ‘Can I get a picture?,'” but she was more than happy to draw a picture and reveal that Archie looks like his dad.
She noted: “He looks like Harry,” adding, “He has a body, but I just did the face for y’all. He actually has a perfectly circular head. He looks just like Harry and he had more hair than I did at the time.”
DeGeneres has defended the Sussexes in the past
Last month, DeGeneres came to the couple’s defense when they were being criticized for their use of flying on private jets. She shared at the time: “Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation. They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better.”
Prince Harry later explained that the decision to fly on private planes was simply a matter of safety. He shared during a visit to Amsterdam to launch his sustainable travel initiative: “I came here by commercial. I spend 99 percent of my life traveling the world by commercial.”
He added: “Occasionally, there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure my family are safe and it’s genuinely as simple as that. But as I said in my speech, for me, it’s about balance.”