Royal Baby Archie Has Not 1, but 2 Nicknames

At just 4 months old, royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor already has two nicknames and a very funny personality quirk.

During the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit today with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka on their South African tour, both parents accidentally revealed their nicknames for Archie.

The intel came courtesy of their Instagram Stories. In one video, Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, walk with their baby boy down a hallway to meet the archbishop. As they walk, Prince Harry can be heard saying, “You’re going to meet Arch, Arch.” (Sadly, the video below doesn’t have sound.)

The @sussexroyal Instagram account took a page out of Harry’s playbook and even captioned a photo of their meet-cute, “Arch meets Archie!”

During the Sussexes meeting with Archbishop Tutu and his daughter, Markle reportedly called her son Bubba, too.

“Say hello! Hello, hi,” she says, adding “Oh, Bubba!” when she realized he was drooling.

Later in the meeting, Archie let out a big belly laugh when Thandeka giggled. Markle asked Archie, “Is that funny,” to which Prince Harry replied, “I think he knows exactly what’s going on.”

Thandeka then responded, “You like me best, yes! Oh, you like the ladies, better, yeah.”

The Duchess of Sussex admitted that hanging out with beautiful women is one of his favorite pastimes. “He likes to flirt,” she joked.

We don’t blame you, Archie—or should we say, Bubba? 


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