Prince Harry’s Son Archie Already Knows What He Wants to Be When He Grows Up

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s oldest child Archie has a dream job(s) in mind.

Over the weekend, the Duke of Sussex gave a speech at the opening ceremony for this year’s Invictus Games. He mentioned his son (who is now two years old) in his address and revealed that Archie's already getting a head start on career planning. While talking to the crowd, Harry shared his son's career aspirations.

“When I talk to my son Archie about what he wants to be when he grows up, some days it's an astronaut, other days it's a pilot—a helicopter pilot obviously,” he said, according to Hello Magazine.

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It appears young Archie wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, being that Harry worked as an Apache helicopter co-pilot at one point. He held the position during his five-month tour of Afghanistan. Like father, like son.

The royal jokingly admitted Archie even aspires to be Kwazii—a cat detective from the U.K. children’s cartoon Octonauts. Harry told the audience, “If you’re laughing then you’ve seen that.”

Beyond career planning, royal aficionados have also noticed that Archie is beginning to look like his father (sorry, Meghan). Back in December, the couple released a family portrait for their annual Christmas card. Royal fans quickly noticed the small toddler had the same shaggy red hair as Prince Harry.

The photo, which was shared by photographer Alexi Lubomirski on Instagram, showed a young Archie wearing a white button-down shirt with blue denim jeans. Whereas Harry wore a darker pair of jeans and a navy blue shirt. The snapshot also featured the duchess holding their youngest daughter, Lilibet.

Never stop dreaming, Archie.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...
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