Ellen DeGeneres told viewers of her talk show that she got to hold baby Archie last month
The 61-year-old TV personality visited London for a sightseeing tour with her wife Portia De Rossi last month – during which they made a trip to see Archie.
DeGeneres said the boy ‘looks like Harry’ and described Prince Harry and Meghan, who live at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, as ‘the cutest couple’.
Speaking in a preview for The Ellen Show this week, DeGeneres also told how she talked with the couple about partnering on their conservation work plans.
She said: ‘Here’s a sentence I thought I’d never say, but I spent the afternoon with Prince Harry and Meghan.
‘I can’t tell you how sweet they are, but the most important thing is I got to hold Archie, little Archie. I fed Archie, I held Archie.
DeGeneres held and fed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby Archie on a summer UK trip
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie at Windsor Castle in May 2019
‘He weighs 15 pounds, which is, the exchange rate, is $17 here. He looks like Harry — and he had more hair than I did at the time.’
It is unknown whether Ellen would have given Archie formula or expressed milk. NHS guidelines suggest babies shouldn’t be given solid food until they are six months old, although some babies are given solids earlier.
She added: ‘I just want to say it was an honour for them to meet me. Seriously, they are so amazing – the cutest couple and so down to earth.’
DeGeneres also defended the couple, having spoken out for them in recent weeks following the row over them flying by private jet four times in 11 days.
Prince Harry and Meghan live with baby Archie at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor (file image)
She said: ‘I hate it – I see them get attacked and it’s not fair. They are two of the most down-to-earth compassionate people, they’re doing so much good for the world.
‘Portia and I talked to them about all the conservation they are doing for wildlife.
‘They are doing all this work in Botswana for elephants and I love that, and they like what I’m doing for the gorillas in Rwanda so we’re gonna all do something together.
It comes after DeGeneres defended Harry and Meghan last month over their use of private jets, insisting they were ‘only trying to make the world better’.
Ellen DeGeneres is pictured with her wife Portia de Rossi in Los Angeles in January 2017
She said she met the couple with her wife on a trip to England to ‘talk about their work on wildlife conservation’ and was very impressed.
Ellen posted on Instagram last month: ‘Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation.
‘They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better.’
Soon after Harry and Meghan announcement their engagement in November 2017, DeGeneres claimed the Duchess adopted her first rescue dog because she told her.
DeGeneres defended Harry and Meghan last month over their use of private jets, insisting they were ‘only trying to make the world better’
The discussion was said to have happened several years earlier in Los Angeles, and Meghan had previously spoken about it in an interview for Best Health magazine.
Meghan said she was at an animal shelter at the same time as DeGeneres and De Rossi and when the comedienne offered her two cents.
She said: ‘Ellen goes ‘Is that your dog?’ And I said, ‘No,’ and she’s like, ‘You have to take that dog.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m deciding.’ And she’s like, ‘Rescue the dog!’
A Kensington Palace spokesman was contacted by MailOnline today for comment on DeGeneres’s visit to see the Duke and Duchess.