- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a new video of Archie during their chat with Oprah Winfrey.
- In the black-and-white video, the toddler is seen running around on the beach with a stick in hand.
- Markle is pregnant with the couple’s second child, a girl, and due “in the summertime.”
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a new video of their son Archie during a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Harry, Markle, and Winfrey sat down for a televised conversation that aired in the US on Sunday night. The couple shared several intimate details about their time as working members of the royal family as well as their life in California since their departure.
They made a number of bombshell revelations, including that Kate Middleton had made Markle cry in the week leading up to Markle and Harry’s wedding (contrary to initial reports that it was the other way around) and that there were “concerns and conversations” about Archie’s skin tone when Markle was pregnant with him.
In one of the more lighthearted moments of the interview, Harry and Markle spoke about 22-month-old Archie
The royal pair also shared a black-and-white video of their son playing at the beach with his parents and their two dogs, Guy and Pula. The toddler can be seen running around holding a stick while dressed in a button-down cardigan.
Harry spoke affectionately about the time he spends with Archie and Meghan in their new California home as the video played on the screen.
“This year has been crazy for everybody, but to have outdoor space where I can go for walks with Archie, and we can go for walks as a family and with the dogs, and we can go on hikes,” Harry told Winfrey. “We’ll go down to the beach, which is so close.”
“I guess, the highlight for me is sticking him on the back of the bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on these bike rides, which is something I was never able to do when I was young,” he added.
Twitter users called the video “really precious” and said that it will live in their heads “rent free.”
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Archie’s parents also revealed new updates about their son, including that he’s talking more and more.
“He’s on a roll,” Markle said when Winfrey asked about Archie’s new favorite words. “In the past couple of weeks, it has been ‘hydrate,’ which is hysterical.”
“Also, when anyone leaves the house he’s like, ‘drive safe,'” Harry added.
The couple shared more details about Archie’s new younger sibling, including that Markle is due “in the summertime” and that they’re expecting a girl.
Markle said that the royal family did not want Archie to be a prince and or have any security
Aside from the brief moments of levity around their son, Markle and Harry shared darker and more shocking revelations about Archie and his place in the royal family.
In addition to revealing that some members of the royal family expressed concern to Prince Harry over how dark Archie’s skin was going to be ahead of his birth, Markle said that the royal family declined to give him a title and security detail, Insider’s Talia Lakritz previously wrote.
“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, we have in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Markle told Winfrey.
Representatives for Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to Lakritz’s inquiries for her prior report on the comments.
Both Markle and Harry declined to reveal which family members were having conversations about Archie’s skin tone. In a follow-up appearance on CBS This Morning on Monday, Winfrey told host Gayle King that it was not Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip who had “concerns” on the topic.