In a candid video call on Sunday, Prince Harry referred to 15-month-old Archie in a very sweet way.

The doting dad was taking part in a video conference call to mark the Rugby Football League’s 125th birthday, when he called his son with Meghan Markle, “our little man”.

During the call the 35-year-old Prince spoke of his love for rugby, his life in Los Angeles and how he would love to teach Archie how to play footy.

Former rugby league player and coach Ellery Hanley asked Prince Harry about his new life in the US with Meghan, 39 and Archie, and Harry was quick to respond with how much he is loving it.

“What I need is a few mini rugby balls that I can then get Archie involved with the game because at the moment it’s impossible to find any,” said Harry.

“But I’ve got a little bit of space outside which we’re fortunate enough to have, so I need to get him playing some rugby league.

“But I am just unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have outdoor space and see my son be able to be outside because I know so many people just haven’t had that opportunity in the last five months.”

Prince Harry then dropped the sweet name he calls Archie.

He said: “Our little man is our number one priority but then our work after that is the second priority and we’re just doing everything we can to do our part to make the world a better place.”

Harry and Meghan moved into their new $US14 million home in Santa Barbara in July. As well as a spacious backyard, the sprawling home has nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a library, office, gym and home theater.

There’s also spa with separate dry and wet saunas, as well as a game room and an arcade. There’s also a large wine cellar.

In the backyard there is a pool, tennis court, tea house and a children’s cottage, all of which are set among tiered rose gardens, Italian cypress trees and olive trees.

Yes, there is plenty of space for Archie to kick a ball around with his dad.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially resigned from the royal family and stopped using their titles on April 1.

During the video call, Harry also spoke of the World Cup happening in 2021 and his intention to return to the UK when it’s safe to travel amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

“I would’ve been back already had it not been for COVID so don’t worry. You guys and the rugby league community will have my commitment for as long as I can give it to you,” promised Harry.