Closer Weekly: Meghan Markle Reportedly Won't Teach Baby Archie Royal Protocol as She Wasn't a Fan of It
Meghan Markle reportedly won't be making her son Archie privy to royal protocols as she won't be teaching them to him, because she was never a fan.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking forward to giving their son an upbringing completely outside the royal lifestyle.
"Harry and Meghan are determined to give Archie a normal life — for him to be treated like any other child. Meghan wasn't a fan of the royal protocol, so Archie won't be taught any of that!"
The insider explained that the couple is focusing on making their son's upbringing as normal as possible, and that involves switching their son's fashion as a way to help him be his own person.
The source revealed that baby Archie's wardrobe has a range of designer and fashionable wears, which are quite different from what he had when his parents were in the royal spotlight.
With time, the couple would have to make decisions on their child's schooling, and HELLO shares that Harry and his family, who have spent some time in Vancouver Island, might soon scout for a good school for their bundle of joy.
Some of the probable options include Island Montessori School, Glenlyon Norfolk School, The Rosedale Day School, and others.
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images
According to TMZ, the following months after Archie's birth, Meghan wanted to keep her son in privacy, and the UK press wasn't loving it. This was according to close sources that also revealed that senior royals advised the couple to oblige, but they didn't have it.
The news outlet adds that the final straw that induced "Megxit" was the constant criticisms Markle faced for being a protective mom.
Life outside royalty seems to be treating the mom-of-one well as she has delved into everyday activities, which include taking a casual stroll.
According to The Sun, the "Suits" alum was recently spotted at the Horth Hill Regional Park, enjoying a stroll with her eight-month-old son and the family dogs. While Archie was wrapped close to her chest in a sling, the dogs were held on leashes as Meghan took in the lovely scenery around her.
Fox News shares that although Meghan and Harry have renounced their roles as royals and opted for a regular lifestyle, some experts are positive that the pair will make a name for themselves.
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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham - Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert
One such person is producer Harvey Levin, who thinks Prince Harry and Meghan are marketable while adding that they were "sought-after people."
Levin mentioned that Harry already partnered with acclaimed TV personality, Oprah Winfrey, on a docuseries, and Markle had always been part of Hollywood.