Archie’s adorable feature was brought into discussion when guest of honor Milly Sutherland — who also received the Most Caring Child Award at the annual ceremony — and her mother, Angela, asked the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about whether Archie’s hair was ginger like his dad’s or brunette like his mom’s.
“Meghan said he has [red hair], and Harry said he definitely is [and] you can see it in his eyebrows,” Angela told Hello! magazine following the prestigious awards. “Harry said he’d had no hair for five months, but Meghan told him she had taken him to the playgroup and she said there were other children there with the same amount of hair or even less.”
Milly, 11, then joked with Harry, 35, about painting his face blue so he could play the role of the Genie alongside her in a production of Aladdin that she’s starring in. “So I’ll be blue with ginger hair — that’ll look nice!” the mother-daughter pair mimicked Harry’s hilarious response.
While stepping out for the awards ceremony — which “celebrates the inspirational qualities of the U.K.’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile,” according to the organization’s website — Harry presented the award for Most Inspirational Child (aged 4 to 6). He also delivered a powerful speech in front of thousands of guests and gushed over his journey to fatherhood.
“Last year, when my wife and I attended, we knew we were expecting our first child — no one else did at the time, but we did — and I remember,” he said, nearly getting emotional. “I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day.”
“And more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time,” he added, still teary-eyed. “And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.”
Harry is such a doting dad to baby Archie!