Baby Archie is no ordinary child: not only is he a member of the most famous family in the world, but he is also the first ever Anglo-American baby to be born into the British Royalty. With the Queen as a great grandmother and Meghan as his Hollywood superstar mother, Archie’s early years are going to be anything but ordinary.
Join Royal correspondent, Roya Nikkhah, as she explores what life has in store for the young Royal in Meghan & Harry: The Baby Years, exclusively on True Royalty TV.
How will baby Archie be raised?
While Harry grew up having tea with the Queen, Meghan had a pretty regular childhood with a dash of Hollywood glamour. How will these two very different upbringings influence baby Archie’s childhood?
Meghan was brought up in the US and has lived most of her life in the States, so she will probably want baby Archie to embrace his American heritage alongside his Royal roots. The Royal baby could have dual citizenship, is likely to spend time in the US and could potentially go to an American school! So will the Windsors be flipping burgers on the 4th of July and have a feast on Thanksgiving? We’ll have to wait and see…
Harry’s own experiences growing up will also influence how his son is raised. Princess Diana broke Royal protocol by breastfeeding her sons, taking them on trips as young children and even visiting McDonalds in an effort to give them the resemblance of a normal life, and it looks like the Sussex’s are taking a leaf out of Diana’s book.
Harry and Meghan are very much modern Royals who do things their own way. Meghan is similar to Diana in that she engages with the public by introducing herself and hugging them and when Archie is a little older he might well be more tactile than his cousins.
However he turns out, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are likely to let young Archie follow his dreams and become whoever he wants to be.
A Hands-On Approach To Parenting
The Sussex household is unlikely to be brimming with staff as Harry and Meghan appear to be taking a more hands-on approach to raising their child.
If Meghan cradling her baby bump is anything to go by, then we can expect them to be more interested in body-to-body baby carriers, which allows the baby to be close to either parent.
We know that privacy is very important to Harry, partially because he grew up watching the paparazzi harassing his mother. The Duke of Sussex is very firm when it comes to his wife and child’s privacy, so we can expect minimal photographs and updates about baby Archie.
The Sussex’s haven’t given the boy a title yet, and this is probably because they don’t want the notion of status to influence him too much.
A Truly Unique Childhood
Harry and Meghan are cementing themselves as the ‘international Royals’ and are already planning a big trip to Africa when Archie is a few months older. This international approach will give Archie the opportunity to learn about different ways of life which will no doubt shape who he grows up to be.
From baby yoga to flip-flops on a Californian beach, baby Sussex’s life will likely be completely different to any previous Royal childhood. Will Archie have a mannie (i.e. a male nanny)? Will he grow up eating quinoa and wearing vegan leather? Get the truth behind the headlines in Meghan and Harry: The Baby Years exclusively on True Royalty TV.