Can you believe it’s already been six months since Baby Archie made his highly anticipated arrival?! Although it seems like just yesterday when Kensington Palace announced the birth of Duchess Meghan (née Markle) and Prince Harry‘s first royal child on May 6, fans can’t believe the little tot is already halfway to turning 1.
Since becoming parents to Archie Harrison earlier this year, Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, have made a seemingly effortless transition into parenthood. The royal couple are not only being the best mom and dad to Archie, but it appears that they couldn’t be more proud of all their little bundle of joy’s milestones so far.
While speaking at the first-ever Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit in London in July, the Duke of Sussex opened up about the role he plays in baby Archie’s life. “I’m struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model,” he shared. “The person who may be sitting here today that doesn’t realize that someone looks up to them, that — for that person — you inspire them to be kinder, better, greater, more successful, more impactful.”
Harry then focused all his attention on parenting Archie and how he is guiding him in life. “Perhaps it’s the newfound clarity I have as a father, knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behavior, one day maybe even following in my footsteps,” the proud papa gushed.
Although raising Archie has been the most joyful experience for the new parents, the past few months have also been plagued by public scrutiny. In an interview with TV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby for the documentary titled Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Meghan got candid about adjusting to her new life as a mom in the public eye.
“Especially as a woman it’s really — it’s a lot,” the former Suits actress revealed. “So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom and trying to be a newlywed. … And also thank you for asking, because not many people will have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
Despite any backlash, we have no doubt that both Harry and Meghan are going to positively inspire their son to be the best he can be!
In honor of Archie turning 6 months old, scroll through the gallery below to see all of his major milestone accomplishments so far!
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