'Riverdale' Star KJ Apa Jokes About His Character Sharing A Name With Royal Baby Archie

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May 9 2019, Published 12:18 a.m. ET

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Riverdale star KJ Apa's character shares a first name with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's newborn son Archie, and the actor couldn't help but get in on the joke. Scroll through for details!

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KJ's costar Kiernan Shipka , 19, poked fun at the coincidence in an Instagram post. "Me & the royal baby. Congrats Meghan & Harry!" the actress wrote.

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The actor plays main character Archibald "Archie" Andrews on the CW show.

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It remains to be seen whether Meghan and Harry's baby boy will have red hair just like TV star!

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Netflix also got in on the joke by superimposing KJ's face onto a photo from Archie's big debut at Windsor Castle. "And y'all thought you were the biggest Riverdale fans. Welcome royal baby Archie, earl of Riverdale," they captioned the meme.

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Meghan and Harry have decided not to give a title to their first child. The infant will instead be referred to as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

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Do you think it's just a coincidence baby Archie shares the same name as KJ's character? Sound off in the comments below! 


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