Raising him right! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a distinct parenting style while bringing up their baby boy, Archie.
The couple welcomed their son in May 2019 and have previously spoken about their desire to have children.
“I, of course, would love to have kids,” the former military pilot said during an April 2017 appearance on The Telegraph’s “Mad World” podcast. “I’m a godfather to quite a few of my friends’ kids … Actually only five or six. I’d like to think [I’m a good godfather].”
He added, “But I think the key to that is growing up, but also to be able to stay in touch with your childhood side. If that means going to someone’s house and sitting there and playing PlayStation and kicking the ass of their son on whatever it is, then I’ll try and do that. I’ve actually had a lot of practice for that.”
As for the Suits alum, she gushed about becoming a mom in 2016. “I also dream to have a family,” she told Lifestyle magazine at the time. “It’s all about balance and I have so much happiness in my career and am fortunate to travel the world and see so many amazing things,” she noted. “It will also be nice to be anchored to something grounded and in the same place. Raising a family will be a wonderful part of that.”
The pair announced in October 2018 that they were expecting their first child together, five months after their Windsor Castle wedding in England.
“He has the sweetest temperament,” the actress told members of the press after Archie arrived. “He’s really calm. He’s been the dream, so it’s been a special couple of days.”
The Los Angeles native called motherhood “magic,” saying at the time: “It’s pretty amazing, and I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy.”
Eight months after becoming parents, Harry and Markle announced their decision to step back from their duties as senior members of the royal family. They moved to Los Angeles with their son after spending time in Canada.
In June 2021, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their second child, daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, making them a family of four.
“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” the couple’s Archewell website announced in a statement at the time. “Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.”
The parents thanked everyone for their support and gushed over their new little one. “She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe,” the statement continued. “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
During a November 2021 interview on the Ellen DeGeneres show, the Suits alum explained how having two kids has become a juggling act for the couple.
“When you have one kid, it’s a hobby, and two children is parenting,'” Meghan told Ellen DeGeneres in November 2021. “Suddenly we realized, ‘Oh, right.’ Everyone talks about what it’s like for the second child, but no one talks about the adjustment for the first child when the second one comes along. I think they have this moment of, ‘Oh, this is fun. Oh, this how it is now.'”
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Keep scrolling to read about the pair’s parenting tactics while raising Archie and Lilibet, from keeping them comfortable during royal engagements to shielding them from negativity.