Archie Mountbatten-Windsor attends preschool, plays doctor with his mum and beatboxes with his dad, a new interview has revealed.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, has shared how she and Harry teach three-year-old Archie that “manners make a man” and how she reminds him to say “please” and “thank you”.
Meghan invited The Cut magazine to share a typical day in her life in Montecito, California, playing with toddler Archie and doing the school run while discussing the couple’s new lifestyle in the US.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has revealed how the adult Archie is now ready for full days of preschool, learning about the problem of homelessness and being taught good manners
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured) left the UK for the US in early 2020 after stepping down as senior members of the royal family and are now based in Montecito, California
Meghan, 41, was introduced by The Cut magazine where she spoke about parenting in California and her new, long-awaited Spotify podcast Archetypes
The beginning of the interview captured a sweet moment when little Archie ran to his mother and asked her to listen to his heart with his wooden toy stethoscope.
The mother-of-two feigned excitement and pretended to hear her son’s heartbeat before the giggling tot ran back out of the room.
Later, when she picked Archie up from preschool, where he’s currently at part-time, he jumped over to his mum for a big hug – even dropping his lunch box on the floor in his excitement.
The independent toddler devoured a quesadilla in the back seat of the car on the drive home while asking to roll down the window herself for a breath of fresh air.
When Archie was sent home for the day, his teachers gave Meghan a letter confirming the grown toddler was ready for full days of preschool.
Last week, Meghan launched her long-awaited Spotify podcast Archetypes, in which she talks about how women are subjected to stereotypes and “labels”.
Meghan’s first guest was longtime friend and 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who spoke about her frustration when asked how she reconciles tennis with parenthood when her husband is never asked the same question
Perhaps the letter explained why he devoured the quesadilla that Archie hadn’t had lunch that day.
As well as teaching her eldest good manners, Meghan told The Cut that she and Harry educate him about homelessness – even hiring him to put together kits for the homeless that included granola bars.
“I ate one,” he said.
When Meghan got home with her son, the interviewer recalled Archie running to his father and throwing his arms around his legs.
Visit of Harry and Meghan in Great Britain and Germany
- Monday, September 5th: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel to Manchester for the One Young World Summit, an event bringing together young leaders from more than 190 countries
- Tuesday, September 6th: Harry and Meghan will travel to Germany for the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 One Year to Go
- Thursday, September 8th: The Sussexes then return to the UK for the WellChild Awards in London
The Duke of Sussex then started beatboxing while Archie danced along and Meghan joined in.
While Harry and Meghan have been living more normal lives since stepping down as senior members of the royal family, they’re spending their weekends bringing their kids around like most ordinary parents would.
Meghan recalled how she and Harry attended a birthday party for a friend of Archie’s and she climbed into the bouncy castle to play – much to the surprise of other parents there.
Elsewhere in the interview, Meghan addressed the couple’s strained relationship with the royal family, saying “forgiveness is really important.”
Last week, Meghan launched her long-awaited Spotify podcast Archetypes, in which she invites guests to talk about how women are stereotyped with certain labels.
In the first episode, Meghan was joined by her longtime friend and tennis legend, Serena Williams, who attended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in 2018.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner, 40, expressed her frustration when asked how she balances work and parenthood – noting that her husband Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, was never asked that question.
During the hour-long discussion with her friend, the Duchess claimed her ambition was felt to be “awful, awful” when she first started dating Prince Harry.
She said there’s a misconception that “if you’re an ambitious woman, you have an agenda, you have to be calculating or selfish or aggressive or a climber”.
The first episode of the podcast series also featured a bombastic claim from Meghan that a kindergartener, Archie, slept in Caught on Fire while her family was on a royal tour of South Africa in 2019.
The Duchess recalled being told that one of the heaters in Archie’s room had caught fire while reaching out to women and girls in Cape Town’s Nyanga community.
Meghan said: “There was this moment where I’m standing on a stump and I’m giving this speech to women and girls and we break off the engagement, we get in the car and they say there’s a fire at the residence. What? There was a fire in the baby room.«
Meghan added: “We came back. And of course as a mother you say to yourself: ‘Oh my God, what?’ Everyone is in tears, everyone is shaken. And what do we have to do? Go out and make another official date. I said, ‘That doesn’t make any sense.’
After Harry and Meghan returned to the UK in June to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, they will return to Europe next month for a fleeting visit – via Manchester, Dusseldorf and London.
However, a royal expert claimed the couple is unlikely to visit the Queen during her trip.
Phil Dampier told MailOnline he would be “very surprised” if the couple made the journey to Balmoral, where Her Majesty is likely to be staying for the next few weeks.
He added that “the rift in the family is getting worse, not better.”
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