How to make Prince Archie’s favourite meal at home with just 6 ingredients and it's perfect for kids

The youngster is a fan of this iconic sweet treat and 'literally' asks for them when he wakes up

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on stage at Invictus Games 2023
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Prince Archie has one favourite meal that he loves so much it's the first thing he wants when he wakes up - and you can make it for your children with just six ingredients.

The Sussex youngster was born in the UK but after spending the majority of his life living in Canada and then living in LA with his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it's no surprise that he's fallen in love with waffles - a US breakfast staple.

Prince Harry previously revealed his son's obsession with the popular breakfast or dessert during an interview with James Corden.

At the time, Harry revealed that the Queen had bought Archie a waffle maker for Christmas.

"My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas, and Meg said a waffle maker. She sent us a waffle maker for Archie. So breakfast now, Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix and throws it in the waffle iron."

And if you're wondering what Archie thinks, "He loves it," Harry said. So much so, "Archie wakes up in the morning and literally just goes, 'Waffle?'"

And here's what you need to make it at home...


  • 250g plain flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 425ml milk
  • 100g butter, melted


  1. Whisk together the waffle ingredients with a teaspoon of salt until it is lump-free. Then leave to rest.
  2. Pour the batter into a waffle maker and cook for three to four minutes.
  3. Serve with a topping of your choice - perhaps waffles with almond cherry sauce or for a savoury option if you have older kids there's Korean bbq chicken and waffles recipe

Girl in apron holding up waffles on a plate she's made at home

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The plain waffle recipe is taken from James Martin's bacon waffles with maple syrup and enables you to customise your own topping depending on what favourite things your children like. 

Meghan, who is mum to Archie, four, and Lilibet, two, recently teased her kids' love of milkshakes too. During her speech at the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Meghan apologised for being "late to the party" before explaining what had held her up back home. "Like so many of you, you know this is about family and friends and the community that Invictus has created and Fisher House has created, and so I had to spend a little bit more time getting the little ones settled at home," she revealed.

"Three milkshakes and a school drop off and I just landed a couple of hours ago and I am thrilled that the first event I can do for Invictus is here with all of you."

In other royal news there's Prince George's favourite meal or if you'd like to make your kids a milk-based drink to go with the homemade waffles, try these amazing milkshakes.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)