George Clooney Speaks Out on Baby Archie Being Born on His Birthday: 'He Stole My Thunder!'
George Clooney and wife Amal are also looking forward to being introduced to Queen Elizabeth's latest great-grandchild
That’s not to say that Clooney is necessarily thrilled that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son decided to arrive on the same day as his very own May 6 celebrations — even if the events are separated by a cool 58 years.
“He stole my thunder,” Clooney jokingly told British daytime TV show Lorraine at the U.K. premiere of his Hulu mini-series Catch 22 on Wednesday. “That kid stole my thunder!”
To make matters worse, on May 8 Clooney told Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he “got nothing” for his birthday, which he spent at home with wife Amal, 41 — who graced the Catch 22 red carpet in a dramatic black sequined dress with a gold bodice and stylish clutch.
Meanwhile, Archie has received a small mountain of gifts from royal well-wishers, including a golden egg-shaped stone with his name on it that will be hidden in his Windsor garden.
“Can you imagine him finding it and saying: ‘I’ve got a rock and it’s got my name on?’” Harry, 34, told its creator Claire Waldron, during a visit to the Barton Neighbourhood Centre in Oxford, Tuesday. “Thank you very much. I love that.”
Clooney and wife Amal, 41 are also looking forward to being introduced to Queen Elizabeth‘s latest great-grandchild. Asked when they are likely to meet Archie, Clooney told the Lorraine show: “I don’t know. Soon I hope.”
This isn’t the first time that Clooney has spoken publicly about Archie. Earlier this month the actor took the time to set the record straight about his status as a potential royal godfather— a rumor based largely on the Clooney’s attendance at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s May 2018 wedding.
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“Everybody loves their rumors,” Clooney told Extra. “It’s not true. You don’t want me to be a godparent of anybody.”
In a nod to the trials of raising 23-month-old twins Alexander and Ella, he jokingly added, “I’m barely a parent at this point. It’s frightening.”