Baby Archie officially starts playgroup and mum Meghan Markle says he ‘loves it’

Baby Archie officially starts playgroup and mum Meghan Markle says he ‘loves it’
Prince Archie is now five months old (Photo: Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan’s five-month-old son Archie attended his first playgroup in Windsor earlier today, his proud mum has revealed.

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As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chatted to young winners at the annual Wellchild Awards in central London, Meghan told one girl and her mother: “I just took Archie for his first [playgroup] class. It was a lot of fun. He loved it.”

The royals stopped to chat to Milly Sutherland, 11, and her mother Angela, 50, in a reception for winners of the inspiring awards at the Royal Lancaster hotel in central London.

Angela said: “She took him to one of these baby classes today and she said they had loads of fun together. She said it was really good fun.”

There was plenty of laughter as the couple joined the mum and daughter, and Milly pulled a strand of her red hair, telling the Duke: “Snap”.

Harry giggled and asked: “Can I borrow some?”

The couple admire a gift for their son (Photo: Reuters)

The mum and daughter, from Liverpool, asked the couple whether Archie has red hair.

Angela said: “Meghan said he has and Harry said he definitely is, you can see it in his eyebrows.

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“Harry said he’d had no hair for five months, but Meghan told him she had taken him to the playgroup and she said there were other children there with the same amount of hair or even less.”

Milly received the Most Caring Child Award for having cared for and protected her sister Sophie, who had Aicardi Syndrome and tragically passed away in 2018.

The couple attended the WellChild Awards in central London (Photo: Justin Goff/

Asked how her chat with Harry and Meghan had gone, Milly replied simply: “Boss!”

“It’s amazing,” said Angela, 50, after meeting the duke and duchess. “It’s quite emotional because we lost my daughter last year. Milly has spent most of her life massively missing out and it’s all about her now.”

Milly also told Harry she was appearing in a pantomime production of Aladdin and told him: “You could be the genie. I’ll paint you blue.”

Harry replied; “So I’ll be blue with ginger hair – that’ll look nice!”

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