Need Parenting Tips? Here’s Some Advice Amal Clooney Has Given Meghan Markle

No matter what stage of life you are in, it’s always good to have friends who can give you advice. Having a baby is already a big undertaking that requires a lot of support from loved ones, but in Meghan Markle’s case, her pregnancy was probably even more overwhelming than normal.

Markle was just settling into life as a royal when she got pregnant and then she had to have her first pregnancy broadcast around the world for everyone to see and judge every step that she made.

During this time, having friends to lean on was probably extremely important for Markle. One friend who never hesitated to lend an ear was Amal Clooney.

What advice has Clooney given Markle?

Clooney, who just had twins with George Clooney, and Markle have grown close since Markle moved to London.

“Amal has been a wealth of knowledge on so many things and helped Meghan settle in,” a source told E! News ahead of Markle’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor’s, birth. “She’s given her advice on celebrity and living in the public eye. They’ve enjoyed sharing stories of travel and humanitarian causes. They often bounce ideas off of each other. Meghan goes to Amal for many things and really trusts her instincts. Amal adores Meghan and is thrilled to see her become a mother. They will be living very close to one another and hope to see each other often. They have an understanding and common ground that has really helped Meghan and provided her with support.” 

What parenting advice does Clooney have?

Clooney has also been open about giving out parenting tips to the public, as well. One of her most prominent tidbits for working moms is to always make space for quality time with your kids whenever you can.

“Between six and eight in the morning we get to have them in our bed—I don’t schedule any calls before eight,” she once told Vogue of how she spends as much time with her kids as possible.

How did Clooney and Markle become friends?

Markle and Clooney became close through their husbands, Prince Harry and George, who have been friends for years.

“When he started getting serious with Meghan, Harry introduced her to George and Amal,” a palace source told E! News. “And the couple quickly started hanging out regularly.”

“Athough Harry knew George before he met Meghan, it’s really through Meghan and Amal’s growing friendship that the two couples have become good friends,” another source added.

“They’ve shared many laughs as they’ve started seeing each other more frequently through their wives,” the source continued.”George is so warm and charismatic. He makes everyone feel immediately comfortable and at ease. He’s also a lot of fun to hang out with and always has everyone in stitches.”

Just two months after Markle’s wedding, she and Harry even visited the Clooneys at their home in Italy.

George has also taken a very protective role over Markle, defending her to the public whenever the press tries to give her a hard time.

“I think it’s a little unfair,” he said on Good Morning Britain in March. “I’ve seen it when the press can turn on you for sort of ridiculous reasons and for almost nothing and it seemed… to be a little unjust since she hadn’t done anything except just happen to live her life.”