Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Speak Candidly about Their Son Archie's First Steps Amid COVID-19

Doting parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle open up as they gushed over son Archie's first steps during the quarantine. The royal parents expressed their gratitude for being able to witness the moment.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are undoubtedly enjoying every moment of being parents to their 1-year-old son Archie, and they never fail to gush about parenthood at every chance they get.

On Sunday, October 11, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai in a live YouTube chat to commemorate the International Day of the Girl child. 

Portrait of Prince Harry Meghan Markle, and their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa | Photo: Getty Images

Portrait of Prince Harry Meghan Markle, and their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa | Photo: Getty Images

During the discussion, Yousafzi asked Harry and Meghan how they kept busy during the lockdown due to the ongoing pandemic. The couple explained that they had been occupied with zoom calls and, of course, little Archie. Speaking about the time spent with their son, the doting parents said:

"We were both there for his first steps. His first run, his first fall, his first everything. In so many ways, we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow."

Meghan then added how grateful they were for the family time as the reverse would have been the case if COVID-19 didn't slow things down. She explained that they would have been busy traveling and inadvertently missed those moments.

While Meghan and Harry are sparing nothing to give Archie the best life, the Duke of Sussex is also ensuring that his mini-me inherits his love for Rugby.

The duchess noted that the quarantine had been an enjoyable family time with Harry adding that it was a special moment. Earlier this month, the former actress discussed how Archie was settling in their new home in Santa Barbara during an interview to kickstart Black History Month.

She noted that the tot had been busy playing all over the place, and they love it. In July, a source close to the couple disclosed that the 1-year-old was already taking his first few steps and loving his new life in Los Angeles.

At the time, his parents were staying in actor Tyler Perry's $18 million mansion until they found their home. Two months before that, the toddler hit a milestone when he marked his first birthday.

According to reports, Harry and Meghan went all out for their son with the duchess making a strawberry and cream smash cake. The doting parents also made video calls to family members, including Archie's godparents, to commemorate the big day.

While Meghan and Harry are sparing nothing to give Archie the best life, the Duke of Sussex is also ensuring that his mini-me inherits his love for Rugby. During the commemoration of the Rugby Football League's 125th birthday in August , the 36-year-old spoke about his love for the sport.

Amid the conversation,Harry  disclosed that he couldn't wait to teach Archie how to play. He noted that once he gets mini-rugby balls, he and the little tot would utilize the space outside their Santa Barbara home and have some fun.

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