Just before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveiled their royal baby, Archie Harrison, to the world last week, Harry whispered something to Meghan – but we all missed it. That is, until we stumbled upon the insight of a lip reader, who decoded exactly what it is the Prince said to his wife.
Metro asked lip reader Tina Lannin to watch the footage closely of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as they showed baby Archie off to the world, and what she detected proves just how doting a husband Harry really is.
As the new dad emerged through the doors of St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle with the newborn in his arms and his wife by his side, Harry whispered the supportive message to Meghan: ‘Here we go’. He then turned and smiled at her, before looking at the camera and down at his son. Ahh, they’re just each other’s rocks, aren’t they?
According to Lannin, Harry also looked at Archie and quietly commented: ‘He’s so quiet.’
It seems Archie hasn’t been quite so silent ever since, however. On Tuesday this week (14 May), Prince Harry visited Oxford Children’s Hospital, where he spoke to patients and parents. In a conversation with one woman, Christine George, whose 17-year-old son James is undergoing chemotherapy at the hospital, Harry revealed he’d had ‘a sleepless night’, presumably thanks to baby Archie.
While Meghan Markle is expected to take anywhere between three and six months off her royal duties on maternity leave, it seems Prince Harry is diving straight back in immediately. When Archie was just three days old, the new dad flew to the Netherlands to celebrate the one-year countdown to The Invictus Games, where he was photographed wearing a jacket emblazoned with the word ‘DADDY’ in capital letters. Well, he’s proud, what can we say.
As for the next time we see baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, it likely won’t be for a couple of months, until his christening. Although no date has been confirmed, the royal family’s pattern is to have the christening within a few months of birth, so we’re expecting the occasion to come around mid-July. Can’t wait to see him in his traditional lace gown, the little cutie.
This article first appeared in Cosmopolitan.UK