Prince Harry 'wants to give Archie the childhood he always wanted'

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  • A source close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle says the duke is trying to give Archie the childhood he always wanted.
  • "They spend a ton of time outside – all the private space is a dream for them," the source shared.
  • Harry and Meghan have been spending as much time as possible with their son amid the pandemic, with the insider calling them "attentive parents".


It's been a whirlwind few months for the Sussexes.

Harry and Meghan's decision to step down from the royal firm was met with a lot of criticism, but after several months it seems the royal couple are finally settling into their new life in Santa Barbara with one-year-old Archie – and both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken openly recently about creating a better future for their son.

During the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit Meghan said she uses her voice to influence change as a way of making the world a better place, adding that she "wouldn't be able to feel proud as a mom" if she didn't.

"You go every single day, how can I make this world better for Archie?" she said. "That is a shared belief for my husband and I."

For Prince Harry, a source says, it's all about giving Archie the life he didn't have.

"They are both extremely attentive parents," an insider shares of Harry and Meghan with People. "Harry wants to give Archie the childhood he always wanted.

"They spend a ton of time outside, and both Harry and Meghan love to play – all the private space is a dream for them."

Harry and Meghan have spoken about the joy they've found in being home amid the pandemic, with the duke telling Malala Yousafzai during their virtual chat last week: "We were both there for his first steps. His first run, his first fall, his first everything."

Meghan added: "In so many ways we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow, and in the absence of Covid, we would be travelling and working more externally. We'd miss a lot of those moments."  

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