Does Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Son Archie Have an American Accent?

Royal fans are freaking out.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and baby Archie.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) gave royal fans an unexpected gift this week in the first episode of their new podcast. Near the end of the premiere episode, which was a holiday special featuring interviews with several of the Sussexes' (opens in new tab) famous friends, their son, Archie Harrison (opens in new tab), makes a brief appearance. We'll be excited any time we ever hear from Archie, of course, but this was special because it marked the first time the 18-month-old royal's voice has been heard in public.

Archie's (opens in new tab) big podcast debut was quick, but still undeniably cute. As Hello (opens in new tab) magazine (opens in new tab) reports, Prince Harry can be heard near the end of the episode telling his young son, "You can speak into it." Then, Archie's mom, Meghan, asks him, "Archie, is it fun?"

Archie's response is as adorable as it is brief: "Fun!"

Next, Harry encourages Archie (opens in new tab) to wish everyone listening to the podcast a happy new year, saying, "After me, ready?" Then, Archie follows his dad's lead, repeating "happy" and then "new year" after Harry prompts him.

It's always exciting to experience a royal kid first, but when it came to Archie's first public words, fans had a very specific question in mind: What kind of accent will he have?

Archie was born in the United Kingdom, but has spent more of his life in North America than he did in England. With a British dad and American mom, fans weren't sure what Archie's accent would sound like, but now we have our answer: Archie (opens in new tab) has an adorable, American accent.

And royal fans are here for it. 

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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.