Archie Reportedly Had a "Distinct American Accent" on His Birthday Zoom Call with the Queen

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie Harrison, had a "distinct American accent" on his birthday Zoom call with the Queen, sources say.

cape town, south africa september 25 meghan, duchess of sussex holds her baby son archie mountbatten windsor at a meeting with archbishop desmond tutu at the desmond leah tutu legacy foundation during their royal tour of south africa on september 25, 2019 in cape town, south africa photo by toby melville poolgetty images
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  • Earlier this week, on May 6, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son (opens in new tab), Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, celebrated his second birthday.
  • Archie reportedly connected with several members of the royal family, including his uncle and aunt, Prince William and Kate Middleton, his cousins, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, and his great-grandmother, the Queen (opens in new tab), over Zoom on his birthday.
  • Royal sources said Archie "speaks with a distinct American accent" during his video chat with the Queen.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son (opens in new tab)Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (opens in new tab), is growing up to be an All-American kid, apparently.

According to a report from The Mirror (opens in new tab), sources close to the royal family say Archie, who celebrated his second birthday (opens in new tab) earlier this week, on May 6, "speaks with a distinct American accent."

The British publication also reported that Archie shows off that "distinct American accent" (opens in new tab) when he talks to his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II (opens in new tab). The Queen and Archie (opens in new tab) reportedly connected for one of their digital heart-to-hearts on Archie's second birthday.

"It's thought that the Queen logged on to wish her great-grandson Archie a happy birthday, when he turned two, earlier this week," the Mirror wrote.

This echoes what royal expert and author Katie Nicholl recently told Okay! magazine of Archie's birthday plans.

"Lockdown is lifting and the sun in California is shining—I'm sure they'll have a lovely celebration at home...Harry will make a really big fuss of Archie," Nicholl explained, adding that Archie was expected to have a Zoom call with Prince William, Kate Middleton, and his cousins, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, in addition to his chat with the Queen.

Nicholl went on to explain that Zoom calls will likely be the main way Archie connects with his cousins for the foreseeable future. This isn't surprising, of course, since the Sussexes seem very happy in their new home in California and don't appear to have plans to move back to the U.K. any time soon.

"[Harry] always wanted his children to grow up close to William and Kate's," she said. "Sadly it's looking increasingly unlikely for Archie."

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