Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reveal Baby Archie Milestone: What They Told Beyonce and Jay-Z at ‘The Lion King’ Premiere
The conversation between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Beyonce, and Jay-Z at The Lion King premiere included a brief update on baby Archie’s latest milestone. Fans couldn’t help but notice how adorable it was to see Prince Harry beam about his little boy. Archie may only be a couple of months old but he’s already holding his head up.
When Markle met Beyonce
Many fans watched the meeting between Markle and Beyonce over and over, trying to read their lips and certain that Beyonce greeted Markle by calling her “My Princess.”
Royal reporter Rebecca English had the scoop on the conversation, however, noting that after the women shared a hug, Beyonce said that the “baby is so beautiful,” adding, “We love you guys.”
Jay-Z hugged Markle as well and congratulated the couple on their baby, then Harry greeted Beyonce with a kiss on each cheek and a hug before shaking Jay-Z’s hand.
Prince Harry was heard saying, “You’ve been rather busy,” before Jay-Z said to him: “Congratulations on the birth of your baby.”
Prince Harry shared a baby Archie update
As a new parents, Prince Harry and Markle aren’t unique in their excitement over their new baby and Harry was quick to share that Archie has got a new skill — he can hold his head up.
One fan shared a video of the interaction on Instagram, noting in the caption: “Little Archie is holding his neck up already, bless him! Harry mimicked Archie too. Then Harry started whispering afterwards, I think Harry thanked the Carters for the tribute to Meghan at the Brit Awards.”
Jay-Z shared some awesome advice
During the chat, the couples talked about parenting and Jay-Z had a bit of advice to give the new parents that’s pretty solid. According to English, Jay-Z told the couple: “The best advice I can give you, always find some time for yourself.”
Prince Harry also asked the couple about their twins Rumi and Sir, with Beyonce noting, “They are not here. They don’t come on every trip. We left them at home. They would love to have been here.”
When do babies typically hold their head up on their own?
Newborns need plenty of neck and head support because they can’t do it on their own, but as the months progress, they begin to develop the strength and control necessary to hold their head up unassisted.
Parents.com explains: “When your baby is first born, her neck is far too weak to support her head, but it will quickly get stronger. By 2 months, you may notice your baby briefly popping her head up during tummy time, even if only for a few wobbly seconds. (If she detests tummy time at first, keep at it; it’s an important way to build neck muscles and upper-body strength.)”
The site further noted: “While your baby’s head control will steadily improve over the next few months, you’ll still need to hold her head when you cradle, feed, and play with her. But by 4 months, most babies won’t need as much head support. At this point, she’ll likely be able to raise her head even while lying on her back and prop herself up on her elbows (like a mini cobra) during tummy time.”