Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are both passionate activists, not least because of the world in which they want their baby son Archie to grow up. At 12 months old, Archie is getting bigger every day and growing into a toddler with likes and dislikes, favorite songs and books and colors, and a whole little internal world. While it seems like just yesterday that Meghan was refusing to pose on church steps with newborn Archie (iconic), the truth is that baby Archie isn’t such a baby anymore. In fact, this royal tot is even talking now — and his first words to Meghan and Harry prove Archie’s got everything he needs at home.
A source close to the couple told Us Weekly that Archie started talking while the Sussexes have been staying in LA. “He’s saying a few words, like ‘Dada,’ ‘Mama,’ ‘book,’ and ‘dog,'” says the source — all of which make perfect sense. After all, it’s well-known that Archie is “best friends” with Meghan and Harry’s two dogs, Guy the beagle and a black Labrador.
It seems Archie’s an avid reader too (well, listener). For his birthday, mom Meghan read him one of his favorites, Duck! Rabbit!, and the source reveals he’s picking up some new hobbies too: “He loves playing hide-and-seek and using building blocks.”
He’s growing up so fast — and we’re sure Meghan and Harry feel the same way. Given his incredible, history-making parents, Archie has a bright future. Those building blocks are just the beginning.
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