Ellen DeGeneres revealed on her talk show Monday that she met Archie Mountbatten-Windsor over her summer holidays and that she got to feed him during her visit with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“Here’s a sentence I thought I’d never say, but I spent the afternoon with Prince Harry and Meghan,” DeGeneres told her audience, who then broke out into uproarious applause at the news.
“I can’t tell you how sweet they are, but the most important thing is I got to hold Archie, little Archie. I fed Archie, I held Archie.”
Teasing her audience that she had a photo to show them of the then-three-month-old, DeGeneres instead showed a hand-drawn photo of a baby’s head that she claimed was her interpretation of Archie.
She revealed that, during her August visit with wife Portia de Rossi, Archie weighed 15 pounds.
“He weighs 15 pounds, which is, the exchange rate, is $17 here. He looks like Harry, and he had more hair than I did at the time.”
She spoke of their meeting, saying, “’I just want to say it was an honour for them to meet me. Seriously, they are so amazing – the cutest couple and so down to earth.”
DeGeneres also revealed that the two couples met to talk about conservation work and that she is happy to hear about what the Sussexes are doing in Botswana.
“They are doing all this work in Botswana for elephants and I love that, and they like what I’m doing for the gorillas in Rwanda, so we’re gonna all do something together.”
DeGeneres didn’t elaborate on what this collaboration entails at this point, but a formal announcement is anticipated at a later date.
She also spoke of the constant criticism the pair receives saying that “It’s not fair. They’re just two of the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. They’re doing so much good for the world.”