Prince Harry Just Revealed Baby Archie's First Word
And it is much more complex than "dada" or "mama."
Late night host James Corden shifted to daytime this week for a special interview with Prince Harry. Corden took the prince around on a sightseeing bus in Los Angeles, where Harry recently moved with his wife, Duchess Meghan, and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. The interview between The Late Late Show host and the Duke of Sussex touched upon a wide range of personal topics, some more serious (like his decision to step back from his senior royal duties) and some lighter (like his TV habits). But one of the sweetest details Harry revealed was about his son, who's apparently quite the talker already. Read on to hear what Archie's first word was—spoiler alert, it has three syllables—and for more on the tumult behind Palace doors recently, check out Meghan and Harry's Tell-All Is the "Final Straw" for William, Insiders Say.
Harry revealed that Archie's first word was "crocodile."
In the interview, Corden asked how Harry's young son was doing and the dad gushed over his firstborn. "My son is now just over a year and a half. He is hysterical. He's got the most amazing personality. He's already putting three, four words together. He's already singing songs," Harry said.
When Corden asked what Archie's first word was, Harry said, "Crocodile," with a laugh. "That's a big word," Corden replied. "Three syllables," Harry said proudly.
The interview was filmed earlier this month, before Harry and Meghan announced that they're welcoming baby No. 2 and before they were officially stripped of their ceremonial titles and patronages by Queen Elizabeth.
And for more on the Sussexes' growing family, check out Here's Why Meghan and Harry's Pregnancy Announcement Seems So Familiar.
He also revealed what the Queen got Archie for Christmas.
While the Queen is known for her gag gifts, Archie got a much more practical present this year. "My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker," Harry said.
"She sent us a waffle maker for Archie. So for breakfast now, Meg makes up, like, a beautiful organic mix. … Out it comes and he loves it," Harry said of his son's favorite breakfast. "Archie wakes up in the morning and just goes, 'Waffle?'" And for what Meghan got another star for the holidays, check out Oprah Winfrey Reveals What Meghan Markle Sent Her For Christmas.
And he said they've video chatted with the Queen and Prince Philip.
"We've Zoomed them a few times," Harry told Corden when asked if Her Majesty "Zooms." "They've seen Archie running around."
The prince did reveal that Prince Philip doesn't know how to end the call, however. Instead of pressing "Leave meeting," he simply shuts the computer, he said.
Of course, this was all filmed before Philip's health took a turn and he was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 16. To see how Harry is taking the news of his beloved grandfather's health issues, check out Prince Harry Is Preparing to Rush to Prince Philip's Side, Say Insiders.
A regular night in for the Sussexes is all about Archie and Netflix.
Corden also asked Harry what a typical night for the Sussexes looks like and of course, it's all about Archie. "Give him a bath, read him a book, put him down. Go downstairs, Meg might cook a meal, might order a takeaway. Go upstairs. Sit in bed. Turn the TV on. Watch some Jeopardy! Maybe watch a little bit of Netflix," Harry said.
Corden followed up asking the prince's thoughts about the streamer's hit royals series The Crown. "It's fictional," Harry said. "It gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle and what the pressures of putting duty and service about family and everything else, what can come from that. I'm way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family and my wife and myself. Because it's the difference between, that is obviously fiction, take it how you will, but this is being reported on as fact because you're supposedly news. I have a real issue with that."
As for who he would want to see play him on The Crown, Harry recommended Damian Lewis, who played another royal, King Henry VIII, in the BBC Two series Wolf Hall. Corden joked that he'd play Prince William. And for more on what the rest of the royals think about the show, check out Here's What All the British Royals Really Think About "The Crown."