Baby Archie’s Birth Has Already Led to a Major Change in the Royal Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently welcomed their first child, a son named Archie Harrison. The couple had been eagerly awaiting the baby’s arrival, and since last October, it’s been all over the British media. Now that Archie has finally arrived, he’s already led to a major change within the family.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduce Archie Harrison
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their son on May 6. | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Meghan and Harry had wanted to be parents for a long time

Long before the couple tied the knot, both of them had dreamt about eventually holding a baby of their own. Harry has two nephews and a niece, and their energetic personalities likely played a role in him wanting to be a father. Meghan had always wanted to be a mother, too. A few years back, she gifted herself an engraved Cartier watch that she said she hoped to someday pass down to a daughter. During the couple’s engagement interview, they hinted that they were hoping to grow their family after they wed. Five months after their wedding, they announced their first pregnancy.

Meghan and Kate Middleton reportedly had a shaky relationship

After Meghan and Harry wed, the British media began to shed Meghan in a very negative light. There were sources who told the press she was difficult to deal with and wasn’t nice to her staff. There were also rumors that she had created a massive feud with sister-in-law Kate Middleton; Kate reportedly cried at a dress fitting for Princess Charlotte near Meghan’s wedding day, and other outlets reported Meghan had lashed out at Kate’s staff. While none of the rumors were ever proven, the feud had built up into a massive rift that, according to the press, was putting tension on other members of the family.

Archie Harrison’s birth has brought Meghan and Kate closer than ever

Meghan and Kate, though both royals, live two lives that don’t intersect as often as one might think. They don’t live near each other anymore, and for a while, Kate was the one busy with a newborn. The women probably never had a feud, but it’s possible they simply weren’t very close. However, now that baby Archie has arrived, it seems the two women are closer than ever. They’ve bonded over motherhood, and Meghan has leaned on Kate, along with her mother, Doria Ragland, for guidance. When Kate and Prince William talked to the media after Archie’s birth, they both seemed thrilled for Meghan and Harry. Kate said it was a wonderful time of year to have a baby. It appears the baby has made a change to the royal family; he’s made everyone happier and led them to briefly forget about the massive media storm they’re constantly in.

The media has also finally started to give Meghan a break

That media storm that was always giving Meghan a hard time has appeared to die down a bit. The press seems to be enthused with the couple’s new baby and has spent less time obsessing over every little imperfect thing about Meghan. It seems that Archie has created a new wave of excitement in the royal family, and it could mean that things are finally turning around for Meghan in terms of how she’s presented to the public.

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