BABY ARCHIE HARRISON will be a year one in exactly six months time. But what milestones has the adorable baby boy already hit at just had a year old?
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born in May this year. His parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have beamed with pride and spoken with clear love every time they mention their son. But as the infant celebrates his six-month half-birthday, what promise is the youngest royal already showing?
Archie Harrison was born on May 6 at 5.26am at the Portland Hospital in London.
As his parents welcomed him into the world, several landmarks were illuminated in different colours to mark the birth.
His name was announced two days later, the same day the world was given its very first glimpse of the bouncing baby boy.
Now, six months on, Archie is beginning to grow and develop, and is reportedly a “very good and bright baby”.
Baby Archie first words: The Sussex family journeyed to Africa together earlier this year (Image: GETTY)
According to US Weekly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son is already proving himself to be a “super smart” child.
A source told US Weekly: “He’s a strong baby and you can tell he’s super smart.
“He can sit up without support and roll over, and he’s almost crawling.
“He can’t talk yet, but he’s trying!”
Baby Archie first words: Baby Archie’s christening with invited royal family guests (Image: GETTY)
What is Archie’s first word likely to be?
Prince Harry adores his son and has often spoken of his love and adoration for Archie.
For instance, during a speech to an audience of children, parents and carers, he recently became overcome with emotion as she spoke of how becoming a father had given him a deeper comprehension of their struggles.
Prince Harry said: Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child – no one else did at the time, but we did – and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards.
“Both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.
“And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.”
Prince Harry’s son also reportedly adores him and according to the source, Archie is already a “daddy’s boy”.
The royal source told US Weekly: “When Harry walks into the room, Archie gets so excited, he puts his arms out—his way of saying, ‘Pick me up!’
“You can tell Archie’s going to be a social butterfly.
“He’s at his happiest when he’s around people.”
This has made it even more probable that Archie’s first word will be “dada”.
Baby Archie first words: Baby Archie’s christening (Image: GETTY)
Baby Archie first words: Archie meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa (Image: GETTY)
Figures from a national poll revealed that “dada” is the most common first spoken word.
The poll published in 2010, also revealed that the most common age to start speaking is between 10 and 11 months.
The report showed that 22 percent of boys experience problems with talking and understanding speech, compared to just 13 percent of girls.
But it appears that Archie is unlikely to struggle in this way, with the US Weekly source revealing that the baby boy is showing great promise.
Reportedly the six-month-old also “rarely cries”.
The source added: “He takes a keen interest in his surroundings and is already engaging and interacting with people.
“He loves to be entertained.
“And he isn’t a needy baby—he’ll happily go to Harry and Meghan’s friends without kicking up a fuss.”
The infant is said to be sleeping through the night completely, which has reportedly led to an improvement in the relationship between Meghan and Harry.
The source told US Weekly: “There were times [in the beginning when] they’d bicker over the smallest things because they were so tired.
“Now there’s less strain on the marriage. They can finally enjoy some ‘couple time’ in the evening.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK