Meghan Markle Gives the Sweetest Baby Archie Update

In the past few years, former actress Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has achieved global fame as the wife of Prince Harry. Before joining the royal family, she was famous in her own right, having taken on small roles in several movies and finally getting her big break as Rachel Zane in the legal drama Suits.

After she and Prince Harry were introduced on a blind date, a whirlwind romance that followed. Suddenly, Meghan found herself as one of the most sought-after women in the entire world. She and Prince Harry married in May 2018 in a spectacular ceremony that took place in Windsor, England.

It was a year later that the couple welcomed their first child, a son whom they named Archie Harrison. Although we haven’t seen much of the youngest family member, there is no doubt that Meghan and Prince Harry are loving parents who dote on their son. Now, Meghan is giving the sweetest Baby Archie update.

What do we know about Archie?

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry with their son, Archie.
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It was shortly after their wedding that Meghan and Prince Harry announced that they were expecting a baby, following some speculation that the former actress was pregnant. Born in May 2019, the Sussex child is currently 7th in line to the British throne, although his parents have expressed a firm desire to raise him as normally as possible.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor is the first son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. When Prince Harry and Meghan debuted their new charity, Archewell, they disclosed why they named their son Archie. “Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of ‘Arche’—the Greek word meaning “source of action,’” the two said about their charity name, according to E! News. “Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action.”

Despite being born into the royal family, he doesn’t currently hold a royal title. As a result, Archie has been kept away from the royal spotlight, living in California with his parents, and making a quiet debut in St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle when he was just a few days old.

What did Meghan say about Archie?

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
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So, what did his mother, Meghan, recently share regarding Archie? “We are doing well. Archie is so good,” said Meghan. “We are very lucky with our little one. He is just so busy, he is all over the place. He keeps us on our toes. We are just so lucky.”

The update is special because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have rarely openly given updates about their son. On the day that she and Prince Harry introduced him to the world, the duchess said regarding motherhood: “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing.”

She later went on to say about Archie when introducing him to the world: “He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.” She further added: “He’s just been a dream. It’s been a special couple of days.”

At the Endeavour Fund Awards, a guest told Hello that Meghan said the then-10-month-old Archie “is into everything.”

While the Sussexes were in Canada, Us Weekly reported that Archie “loves being outside in nature.” This was seemingly confirmed when Prince Harry revealed that Archie saw snow for the first time in Canada and “thought it was bloody brilliant.”

How are Meghan and Harry raising Archie?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to meet Ireland's President, Michael Higgins
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In January, Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family. They shed insight, in a statement, about their decision and how it ties to Archie. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter,” said the duke and duchess in a statement.

An insider shared with the Daily Mail that Meghan and Prince Harry want to raise Archie to be a well-rounded person that has a global perspective. “It’s about their children being aware of and understanding the wider world and their place in it,” the source told Daily Mail. “They want them to take an active interest in the global community, working towards a fairer society and more sustainable way of living.”

Sources close to the couple confirm that Meghan and Prince Harry and prioritizing their son. Elle reports: “Archie is the priority…It’s very much still about taking care of him and putting the family first. He’s a happy kid—he loves to laugh. Archie and Harry have such a good time together. And Meghan is a great mom. She’s very much about tending to him. They are trying to live their life as regular parents.”

Meghan has shown from the start that she’s a hands-on mom. “Even though [Meghan] has an amazing nanny, she hates leaving him at home for more than a couple of days,” a source told US Weekly.