Inside Meghan Markle’s New Life As a Mom–Here’s What It’s Really Like Behind the Scenes

It’s been a few whirlwind weeks for Meghan Markle settling into her role as a new mother. While the Duchess of Sussex has mostly stayed out of the spotlight during this time, she made her official return to royal engagements at the Trooping of the Colour celebration for the Queen’s birthday.

Royal fans agree she looked radiant and somehow appeared even more in love with her husband, Prince Harry.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Baby Archie Harrison wasn’t present at the event, though we should all expect to seem him make a debut next year. It’s not too surprising considering that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are fiercely protective of their privacy and only want to share updates on their own terms.

What exactly has been going on with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie Harrison as they adjust to life as a family of three? We know a couple of details.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed with their new addition

Everything from the comments Prince Harry makes in public to the radiant smile on Meghan Markle’s face indicates that life with the new baby is going wonderfully. While there are bound to be some adjustments—Prince William quipped that he’d welcomed his brother into an exclusive club known as the “sleep deprivation society”—overall, everything seems idyllic.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images

And for once Meghan Markle is just taking a break and enjoying her time with her son. Instead of rushing to get back into shape post-baby, the Duchess of Sussex is taking things easy.

“Meghan hasn’t been hitting the gym — she hasn’t been in any hurry to get back into shape,” royal correspondent Kate Nicholl said. “No hard training. No weights. She’s enjoying this time — she’s being gentle to herself.”

Harry and Meghan are involved in hands-on parenting

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are determined to give their son as much of a normal life as possible just like their parents did for them. Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland moved in for the first few weeks to help with the baby, but rumor has it she already headed back home to California now.

Kate Nicholl explains that Harry and Meghan chose a new nanny who naturally had to sign an extensive NDA (non-disclosure agreement). But even with help, Meghan Markle is staying incredibly involved in all the messy bits of parenting.

“Meghan’s been up in the night nursing, feeding on demand every few hours,” Nicholl explained. “Apparently he’s a hungry little baby.”

Meghan Markle has a sweet new gift from her husband

Eagle-eyed royal fans noticed that Meghan Markle is sporting a sparkly new piece of jewelry which sources reveal was a gift from her husband. Along with her stunning engagement ring and wedding band, the Duchess of Sussex has been wearing an eternity band that some claim was a “push present” and others think is an engagement gift.

All in all, it appears that life is good at Frogmore Cottage. Now that everyone is settled in, it’s time to start thinking about when new photos of Archie Harrison will come out—and, eventually, when we can expect the happy family to expand again.