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Archie ‘had distinct American accent’ when he spoke to great-nan the Queen over Zoom on second birthday

SINCE Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the move to the US last year with their son Archie, it's believed the family have kept in regular contact with the Queen via Zoom.

And not missing out on the Archie's second birthday this week, the 95-year-old monarch is said to have marked the occasion speaking with her great-grandson over video chat.

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And according to sources, the young royal, who now has quite the vocabulary, "speaks with a distinct American accent" just like his mum Meghan, Mirror reports.

Since Meghan and Harry moved to California last year, royal fans haven't seen much of their son Archie.

But during his appearance on James Corden's The Late Late Show eralier this year, the Duke of Sussex opened up about his son's first adorable words.

Harry said: "My son is now over a year and a half, he is hysterical, he's got the most amazing personality, he's already putting two, three words together, he's already singing songs.

"His first word was 'crocodile', three syllables!"

Meanwhile, during the couple's chat with Oprah, Harry said Archie likes to point out things like “palm tree” and “house” as he goes past.

And speaking of his favourite words at the time, Meghan revealed: “He’s on a roll, in the past couple of weeks it’s been ‘hydrate’ which is hysterical.”

The video call is one of many to the Queen over the last year as Harry revealed in the couple's interview with Oprah in March that he had spoken to the Queen more in the last year than he had for "many, many years."

"My grandmother and I have a really good relationship. And an understanding. And I have a deep respect for her," he added.

In addition to the Zoom chat, a sweet tribute was shared on the Royal Family's official Instagram and Twitter page which read: "Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today."

The photo shows the family cooing over their newborn as Meghan cradles her son.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared a sweet message on their account, writing: "Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today," followed by a balloon and cake emoji."

Archie will soon be a big brother with Meghan currently pregnant and expecting to give birth sometime in the coming months

Harry and Meghan spoken about their second pregnancy during the chat Oprah and revealed that they are having a baby girl in the summer. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to celebrate as son Archie turns two

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