ARCHIE HARRISON is likely to have a unique childhood involving plenty of travel and amazing experiences – as well as an occasional lack of privacy. But what are the largest struggles he will face with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as his parents?
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, was born on May 6 this year. The now almost four-month-old will be visiting Prince Harry’s “second home” this autumn as the family undertake their first trip to South Africa. But along with the many benefits that come with life as a member of the Royal Family, there are challenges that baby Archie will need to overcome. One such struggle for the infant will be figuring out the potentially confusing discrepancies between British and American English – so which are the biggest words likely to trip him up?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced Archie to the world during a Windsor photocall two days after he was born.
For the subsequent two months, Archie was kept out of the public eye, only revealed to the public in glimpses, such as an image of his feet for Mother’s Day.
On July 6, images of the infant were officially shared to commemorate his christening held in the private chapel at Windsor Castle.
Over the next few months, baby Archie, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will undertake their first official tour as a family.
Archie Harrison upbringing: What is a big struggle Archie Harrison will face as he grows older? (Image: CHRIS ALLERTON/AFP/GETTY)
Meghan and Archie will join Prince Harry on his visit to South Africa, after which he will continue to Malawi, Angola and Botswana alone.
In a message shared via the Sussex Royal instagram account yesterday, Prince Harry revealed: “In just a few weeks, our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me.
“Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you.
“On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” – The Duke”
Archie Harrison upbringing: The Sussex family will visit South Africa during the autumn (Image: INSTAGRAM/SUSSEX ROYAL)
The personal note accompanied the couple’s monthly post about the special causes and key accounts they have followed for the month.
This week, baby Archie will officially be four months old and at four months, babies typically begin to babble, combining consonants and vowels, such as baba and yaya.
Around six months is when a baby is able to respond to their name and may say begin to say their first “mama” or “dada”.
Over the next few months, baby Archie will absorb a lot of what his parents are saying and begin forming the foundation upon which he will learn to speak.
But with an American mother and British father, is there likely to be confusion about the meaning of some words?
Archie Harrison upbringing: How are British and American English different? (Image: GETTY)
What are some confusing differences between British and American English?
British: Chips – American: Fries
British: Football – American: Soccer
British: Biscuit – American: Cookie
British: Tap – American: Faucet
British: Trousers – American: Pants
British: Nappy – American: Diaper
British: Queue – American: Line
British: Trainers – American: Sneakers
British: Lift – American: Elevator
British: Sweets – American: Candy
British: Boot – American: Trunk
British: Wardrobe – American: Closet
British: Timetable – American: Schedule
British: Dummy – American: Pacifier
Source: EXPRESS CO UK