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Prince Archie Shown as Country Boy in Photos with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Archie Shown as Country Boy in Photos with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

With an impressive five acres to explore at their home in Montecito, California, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have embraced country life with their two young children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

Not only can the family enjoy facilities such as a swimming pool and a tennis court without leaving the privacy of their own home, but they can also bond with farm animals such as chickens.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle showed off their chicken coop called ‘Archie’s Chick Inn’ during their Oprah interview and their Netflix docuseries. Just as the name suggests, there is one particular fan of the garden feature—Prince Archie.

Dressed in blue jeans tucked into his waterproof boots, the little boy held a wicker basket assumed to be filled with food as he stood inside the coop and observed the chickens at feeding time. On another occasion, he looked equally casual in blue sweatpants, black sneakers, and a chunky knit beige jumper as he looked through a wire fence—presumably at more animals.

The royals already had plenty of chickens of their own when they took on their neighbor Ellen DeGeneres’ pet. The 66-year-old revealed that her chicken, Sinkie, was being treated differently after suffering a broken fibula bone. “Sinkie’s leg is fixed, but our chickens were still picking on her so she had to be re-homed. Luckily, our friends Harry and Meghan’s coop had room for one more. Not sure yet what her royal title will be,” Ellen captioned an Instagram post.

After being rehomed, Ellen shared a video of Sinkie settling into the Sussexes’ coop surrounded by their chickens. “Update: Sinkie is fitting right in at her new home,” she wrote, while Meghan seemed to say, “Hi!” to the pet as it walked towards the camera.

Harry and Meghan moved into their $14 million Montecito home, the Chateau of Riven Rock, after stepping back as senior royals in 2020. They shared a handful of photos and videos inside the six-bedroom, 12-bathroom property in the past. One revealed the chicken coop boasts a sign that read ‘Established 2021’ before Harry explained his wife had “always wanted chickens.”

Despite sharing lots of never-before-seen family photos, the pair kept a degree of privacy when filming their Netflix series. They reportedly traveled 10 minutes down the road to film inside a $33 million mansion, which had six bedrooms, a citrus orchard, and a chicken coop.

The exclusive neighborhood is also home to the likes of Ariana Grande, Oprah Winfrey, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Source: Hello Magazine, Netflix