Harry and Meghan's son Archie loves this TV show - and it's just adorable

So sweet!

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So sweet!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first-born, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was just under a year old when he moved with his parents to California.

Since then, we haven't learned about many of Archie's interests and activities, but a friend of his dad's has just revealed an adorable detail.

Speaking to Radio Times, Harry's friend JJ Chalmers described his relationship with the Duke of Sussex these days, explaining that it consists mostly of "dad chat." That's why JJ is privy to the inside information that little Archie absolutely loves The Octonauts, which is a CBeebies show that's been airing since 2010.

"In some ways we’ve grown up together," JJ said of his and Harry's friendship (via Express).

"When we first met, we were both young lads in the military.

"It’s been pretty lovely to move into the next stage of our life – marriage, kids – together.

"Now that we both have kids, we just do dad chat.

"I know that Archie loves The Octonauts and my son James loves it, too.

"The kids are a similar age and have similar interests."

If you want more of the same, we have it for you: it sounds like many of the little royals just can't get enough of CBeebies. The publication reports that Prince George's favourite show a few years back was Fireman Sam, while Prince William said in 2019 that Princess Charlotte loved The Clangers. As for Prince Louis, Kate Middleton has previously revealed that he is a huge fan of Spider-Man.


As for other fun facts about Archie, Prince Harry spoke about his career aspirations during the Invictus Games in April. He said: "When I talk to my son Archie about what he wants to be when he grows up, some days it’s an astronaut, other days it’s a pilot – a helicopter pilot obviously."


Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for Cosmopolitan.com in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.