PRINCE HARRY has been making special steps to ensure his son, Archie, has a very different childhood from the one he did.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently living in California with their one-year-old son Archie Harrison, where they have chosen to live in order to shun the media spotlight. The couple has recently signed a deal with Netflix, as well as signed up with a major public speaking agency and have been taking time to focus on their son.
But despite their newfound life in the entertainment industry, the couple has been careful to balance their new commitments with raising Archie in a different way to how Harry was raised within the confines of a royal household.
At the time of their stepping down announcement, the couple said: “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.
“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”
Prince Harry has long been vocal about his dislike for the media attention which comes with being part of the Royal Family, citing it as one of the main reason he and Meghan decided to up sticks and move on from royal life earlier this year.
Archie Harrison: The prince is trying to give Archie the childhood he never had (Image: GETTY)
Now, a source has revealed to People Magazine the prince is trying to give Archie the childhood he never had.
The source said: “They are both extremely attentive parents.
“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.”
Prince Harry: The Duke of Sussex has been in the media spotlight since he was born (Image: GETTY)
Princess Diana’s relationship with the media has been well documented since her death in 1997.
The Duke of Sussex has been in the media spotlight since he was born, growing up with both parents being working royals – and his father and brother being in the direct line of succession.
But now the prince is focusing on spending time with his son rather than busying himself with royal matters or other work – and it’s apparently paying off.
Harry said this month he and Meghan were there for Archie’s first steps, as well as “his first run, his first fall, his first everything,” in an interview with Malala Yousafzai.
Meghan also gushed over the time they have recently been able to spend with Archie, saying: “It’s just fantastic because I think 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, and we’d miss a lot of those moments.
“So it’s been a lot of good family time.”
Their newfound happiness makes a marked difference from their tone earlier this year when making the transition from frontline royal life.
Speaking earlier this year at a JPMorgan banking event, Prince Harry said: “It brings me great sadness that it has come to this.
Archie Harrison: Harry said this month he and Meghan were there for Archie’s first steps (Image: PA)
“The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back, is not one I made lightly.
“It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges.
“And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”
He continued: “But I hope that helps you understand what it had to come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known, to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK