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Archie steals the show during Harry and Meghan’s podcast (Toby Melville/PA)

Archie steals the show during Harry and Meghan’s podcast (Toby Melville/PA)

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Prince Harry and Meghan with their son Archie, who wished listeners to his parents’ podcast a happy New Year. Photo: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Prince Harry and Meghan with their son Archie, who wished listeners to his parents’ podcast a happy New Year. Photo: Toby Melville/PA Wire

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Archie steals the show during Harry and Meghan’s podcast (Toby Melville/PA)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby son Archie has given his first public broadcast, wishing the world a "Happy New Year" in a slight American accent.

Harry and Meghan giggled with delight as they coached their son to say the phrase during the final seconds of their new podcast show.

It featured Elton John speaking about his hopes for "healing" in 2021.

Talking with what appeared to be an American twang, the royal toddler repeated "Happy" after his father said it.

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Prince Harry and Meghan with their son Archie, who wished listeners to his parents’ podcast a happy New Year. Photo: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Prince Harry and Meghan with their son Archie, who wished listeners to his parents’ podcast a happy New Year. Photo: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Prince Harry and Meghan with their son Archie, who wished listeners to his parents’ podcast a happy New Year. Photo: Toby Melville/PA Wire

He then copied Meghan and said "New".

However, he completed the phrase without any further prompting, saying "Year" as his parents laughed.

Archie, who is 19-months-old, could also be heard giggling.

Harry and Meghan had asked their guests, who included activists, campaigners and famous friends such as James Corden, to record audio diaries for the show looking back on the year.

When asked about his hopes for the future, Elton John said: "I hope after this awful pandemic has passed and we can go back to some sort of normality that we have become better people and I hope for healing.

"It's been an awful time for people.

"People have lost loved ones, people have lost their businesses, they've lost work.

"It's been an awful time for people, so I hope that we can heal in 2021."


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