It was very likely that this would happen. With a British father and an American mother, little Archie was already torn between two very distinct accents. But moving to California before the age of two – the age at which toddlers often start to build short sentences – it seemed obvious that Archie was taking on the local accent. So, unlike his cousins George, Charlotte and Louis, with whom he was able to speak on the big day, Meghan and Harry’s son is unlikely to speak with a British accent. According to sources close to the royal family, quoted by the Yahoo media, little Archie developed “a very distinct American accent” in eight months. A detail that probably did not escape the queen herself, since the latter, too, was able to speak to the little boy on Zoom for his birthday. This is also the means of communication through which Archie and the royal family will likely keep in touch over the next few years, according to author and royal expert Katie Nicholl, interviewed by OK magazine !. “Harry always wanted his children to grow up close to William’s children,” said William before adding, “Unfortunately this seems compromised for Archie.”
To celebrate their son Archie’s second birthday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared this image of him on the Archewell foundation site. pic.twitter.com/sZ5vHCusjz
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Meghan and Harry share new photo of Archie for her two-year anniversary
But if the toddler could not find his cousins in the flesh to celebrate his birthday, that did not prevent him from living a very special day, assures Katie Nicholl. “Containment is coming to an end and the sun is shining in California … I’m sure they will have a great celebration at home,” said the latter before said date. The last photo shared by the royal couple, on which Archie proudly holds a dozen birthday balloons, seems to prove the expert right.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Queen Elisabeth II of England © Agency