Meghan Markle and Prince Harry teach Archie the importance of manners: ‘Manners make the man’
Meghan Markle shared a glimpse of her life with Prince Harry as they raise their two children, Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana, in Southern California.
In a new interview Posted in The cup, the Duchess of Sussex gave an update on their three-year-old son Archie and how they started teaching him some manners. “We always tell him: ‘Manners make the man. Ways, ways, ways, ways, ways,” she told writer Alison P Davis.
Manners aren’t the only lesson Meghan and Prince Harry are teaching their little one. After picking up Archie from kindergarten, Meghan dug into the trunk of their car and handed a brand new black backpack to a homeless man around the corner.
Besides manners, the parents also teach Archie about homelessness. They even made pass out kits, which contained water, peanut butter crackers and granola bars. “I ate one!” Archie added.
Since stepping down as senior royals in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have adjusted to their new normal life in Montecito, California. The couple recently took Archie to a classmate’s birthday party, but Meghan recalled how surprised everyone was by their presence at the party.
“I was in a bouncy castle and I saw this one-year-old inside,” she explained. “I was like, ‘Where’s your mom?’ And that mom outside says, ‘Oh, hi! I’m here. I didn’t know if I should come in.
“I was like, ‘Do you need your kid? Of course you can come in,'” she said with a laugh.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in May 2019. In June 2021 – nearly 18 months after leaving the royal family – the couple welcomed their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
At one point during the recent interview, Meghan explained why she is so protective of photos of her children and how she refuses to let the media get their hands on their photos without publishing them herself first. .
“Sorry, I have a problem with that,” Meghan admitted. “It doesn’t make me obsessed with privacy. It makes me a strong and good parent who protects my child.
“Why would I give the very people who call my kids the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people who love my child?” she says. “You tell me how it makes sense and then I’ll play this game.”
The Duchess of Sussex launched the first episode of her podcast Archetypes to Spotify on August 23. In the first episode, Meghan sat down with her friend and tennis star Serena Williams, where she revealed her son’s nursery caught fire while she and Prince Harry were on a royal tour of South Africa in 2019.
Shortly after landing in the country, they left four-month-old Archie with a nanny while she and Prince Harry visited South Africa’s Nyanga Township on royal duties. “We end the engagement, we get in the car and they say: there was a fire at the residence,” she says. “We had just landed an hour, two hours earlier. We came running back and our amazing nanny Lauren, who we had from Canada to here, was in tears.
Meghan explained that their nanny was about to put Archie to bed for his nap when she decided to bring him along for a last minute snack. That’s when the radiator in the child’s room caught fire.
“We came back, and of course, as a mother…everyone is in tears, everyone is shaken,” she said. “And what were we supposed to do?” Go out and give another official engagement.