Prince Harry's Sweetest Moments as a Dad to Archie and Lili

Prince Harry is one doting dad — and he's not afraid to show it! Look back at all the ways he's shared his love for his kids with the world

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Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie. Henk Kruger/AP/Shutterstock

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are parents to two kids under two: son Archie, 2, and daughter Lili, born in June.

Through the years, the California-based couple has cited their family as their top priority, and Harry has said that Lili's arrival makes their family complete. "To have a boy, then a girl — what more can you ask for?" he told Oprah Winfrey this spring.

The proud prince revels in being a parent, as evidenced by these sweet ways he's paid tribute to his kids.

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Even when away for work, Harry keeps his kids top of mind: As he exited the United Nations during a busy, working visit to New York City in September, the inscription "Archie's papa" could be spotted on Harry's folio.

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Archie practiced his swinging skills alongside Harry as seen in a quick cameo in the prince's AppleTV+ docuseries The Me You Can't See, which premiered in May.

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Archie's recent birthday image. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Meghan and Harry released this snapshot of Archie on his second birthday (along with a request for donations to vaccine equity initiatives).

Harry has given many small glimpses into his happy home life with two kids. He told James Corden Archie's first word was "crocodile," adding, "He's got the most amazing personality. He's already putting three or four words together, he's already singing songs."

He also told Ed Sheeran that life with two was "definitely a juggle," and that Lili is "very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy."

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Archie at the beach

Catch him if you can! Archie ran between his father's legs during a trip to the beach in black-and-white footage featured in Harry and Meghan's tell-all CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

During the conversation, Harry spoke about how the move to California was already benefitting their young son.

"The highlight for me is sticking him on the back of the bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides. It's something which I never was able to do when I was young," he explained.

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Harry couldn't help but laugh when Archie playfully picked up and threw down a book as Meghan read Duck! Rabbit! in a video last year released in honor of the tot's first birthday.

As the Duchess of Sussex finished reading, Harry cheered "Yay! The end! Woo! Bravo!"

Flashing a smile of still-growing baby teeth, Archie smiled and appeared to say "dada."

"Da, da, da, da, da," he repeated.

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Archie, Prince Harry
Prince Harry and son Archie. Sussex Royals

Dad and lad looked cozy in Canada as seen in a special Instagram video Harry and Meghan released on New Year's Eve in 2019.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 2019 holiday card.

He's ready for his close-up! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked amused as their son, then 1 ½, crawled towards the camera in their first Christmas card as a family of three in December 2019.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Archie. Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images

Archie got a grin out of his pops and mom Meghan during a visit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie. James Whatling/MEGA

Harry took a break from his charity polo match to welcome his youngest fan: a then-two-month-old baby Archie at his first public outing.

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Think the tiny Invictus Games onesie is adorable? You haven't seen his custom "Daddy" jacket yet.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie. DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP via Getty

Harry and Meghan were glowing with pride when they introduced Archie at St. George's Hall at Windsor Castle.

"Parenting is amazing," Harry said at the time. "It's only been two and a half days, but we're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy."

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