Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are a Perfect Example of Modern Parenting

It seems like just yesterday that Prince Harry of Meghan Markle announced their engagement, and now they are not only happily married but are also parents to an adorable baby son, Archie Harrison.

Everyone who has children can attest to the fact that being a parent is anything but easy. We are constantly faced with making important decisions that affect the lives of our children, and, unfortunately, there is no official rule book when it comes to raising kids.

Most parents get to make parental decisions in private, however, this is not exactly the case for members of the royal family. Everything that they do is watched and often criticized, and the news media doesn’t hesitate to share their opinions.

Now that Meghan and Harry are parents, many people are looking up to them even more than before. Why are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a perfect example of modern parenting?

They are keeping Archie out of the spotlight

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Baby Archie isn’t even four months old yet, and already royal fans are wanting to see as much of him as possible. However, Meghan and Harry are pretty adamant about keeping their son out of the royal spotlight for now. They moved away from London in order to pursue a quieter life in the countryside town of Windsor for the sake of Archie, and they are going out of their way to give him a simpler childhood.

According to Us Weekly, new mom Meghan is definitely enjoying her new home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor as opposed to the high-profile city of London, where she and Harry had virtually no privacy at all.

Meghan and Harry are careful about what gets shared online

It used to be that anything that happened in the lives of the royals took days to reach the public. Nowadays, photographs get shared almost instantly, and breaking news comes to us immediately thanks to the internet. While the news media would love it if the lives of Meghan, Harry, and Archie were an open book, the parents are being very cautious about what is shared online regarding their son.

Vanity Fair reports that the Duke and Duchess did not reveal details about Archie’s godparents despite the fact that royal fans really wanted to know. In addition, they were quiet about where Meghan would give birth and did not do the traditional photo shoot at the entrance of the hospital like other royals have done in the past.

Vegan paint and a gender-neutral nursery

Nowadays, the majority of new parents find out the gender of their upcoming arrival ahead of time, and they prepare the nursery accordingly. Although we don’t know if Meghan and Harry knew that they would be welcoming a baby boy, LiveKindly reports that the royal couple used vegan paint and decorated Archie’s room in gender-neutral colors and styles.

Although a large percentage of parents decorate with shades of pink and blue, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did things their own way, putting a modern touch on the nursery.

Meghan and Harry are a perfect example of modern parenting

We have to say that Prince Harry and Meghan are the most perfect example of modern parenting that we can think of. The Sun reports that they are even planning to travel the world with Archie while carrying out their royal duties instead of keeping their son at home with a nanny as most royal family members do.

In addition, the most telling example is that Archie doesn’t have a royal title – Meghan and Harry are letting him decide whether he would like to live in the royal spotlight. The royal couple are amazing parents, and we love their modern approach to raising their son.