Archie ‘struggled to even last five minutes’ in this popular Halloween costume, according to Ellen DeGeneres

The Sussex youngster had an unexpected reaction to this seasonal tradition

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Archie
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Prince Archie seems to dislike this popular tradition when it comes to Halloween, Meghan Markle reveals on The Ellen Show.

The first kind of fancy dress opportunity in Autumn is the annual Halloween celebrations and aside from why we celebrate it, it's a chance for families to do things with the kids

There's everything from picking a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to the best Halloween games. But as many royal fans wonder how the royal kids will celebrate Halloween, one thing we can be sure of is that Prince Archie won't be dressing up in costume.

Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November 2021, the Duchess of Sussex and the TV host recalled their get-together for Halloween that year with both children Archie and Lilibet in costume.

And Meghan revealed something that her son Archie was not fond of. She told viewers, "We wanted to do something fun for the kids but the kids were just not into it at all. Archie was a dinosaur for maybe five minutes…"

Ellen added, "No not even five minutes. Finally, Harry talked him into putting the head on but Lili was a skunk, it was so cute."

"I know, like Flower from Bambi" Meghan added. You can watch Meghan's full interview below...

Bambi, US lobbycard, from left: Flower, Thumper, 1942.

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It's unlikely that there are any photographs available of Prince Archie dressed as a dinosaur, which would have been utterly adorable to see, but at least he won't be reminded of that key embarrassing moment when he reaches 18 and his parents decide to show him their family albums.

But perhaps now that Archie is a bit older, and that he has a little sister Lilibet who appears to like her first Halloween dress-up experience, he might have come around to the idea. And especially because Halloween is big in the US, with many homes decorated for the spooky season, he might have even grown a pumpkin in the garden of his LA home.

In other news, if you're wondering where is the cheapest place to buy pumpkins this year, we have the price comparisons or you might like to try out this 30-second trick will transform your Halloween bakes - and you only need one ingredient.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.