Archie’s first word was ‘grandma’ thanks to Diana snap on nursery wall, says Harry

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Prince Harry has revealed one of his two year old son Archie's first words was "grandma" after seeing a picture of Princess Diana on the wall of his nursery.

The Princess of Wales was tragically killed at the age of 36 on 31 August 1997 after sustaining injuries from a car crash in Paris, leaving William, then-15, and then-12 year old Harry without a mum.

In honour of her, the Duke of Sussex hung up a photo of Diana in his own son Archie's nursery, which the young tot has clearly become quite fond of.

"I got a photo of her in his nursery, and it was one of the first words that he said – apart from 'mama,' 'papa,' it was then 'grandma'. Grandma Diana," 36 year old Harry said in his Apple TV+ series with Oprah Winfrey.


Despite how touching the moment was for the royal, it also pulled at his heartstrings as he added: "It's the sweetest thing, but at the same time, it makes me really sad because she should be here."

While Archie has learned several words within the last year, the royal previously revealed that Archie's first official word was "crocodile" during an interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show.

He proudly told the 40 year old: "My son is now over a year and a half, he is hysterical, he's got the most amazing personality.

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"He's already putting two, three words together, he's already singing songs. His first word was 'crocodile', three syllables."

Harry has been vocal about struggling with the death of his mum over the years and explained that he turned to binge-drinking and drugs to cope with it while speaking in his series The Me You Can't See.

“I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling,” Harry explained, adding: "But I slowly became aware that, OK, I wasn’t drinking Monday to Friday, but I would probably drink a week’s worth in one day on a Friday or a Saturday night.

“And I would find myself drinking, not because I was enjoying it but because I was trying to mask something.”

Understanding that he needed to seek help, he turned to the Firm, but explained that they turned him away as he said: “I thought my family would help but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, got met with total silence or total neglect.

“Family members have said just play the game and your life will be easier, but I have a hell of a lot of my mum in me.

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"I feel as though I am outside of the system, but I’m still stuck there. The only way to free yourself and break out to tell the truth."

He continued: "If your parents don’t want to talk about it, and your friends can’t remind you about it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t say, ‘Hang on a second, I may be the product of my upbringing.’

“I am one of the first people to recognise that firstly, I had a fear of – when I first went to therapy – a fear of losing,” he continued. “Four years of therapy for an individual that never thought that they would ever need or do therapy is… that’s a long time. I wasn’t in an environment where it was encouraged to talk about it either.

"That was sort of, like, squashed.”

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