Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry have recently purchased a huge mansion worth millions in Montecito, California, which the family will use as their base to raise their son Archie Harrison. The Sussex family have been in lockdown for many months like the rest of the world. But recently Prince Harry gave an update on what life has been like for Archie over the last year while the family has been spending more time at home.
Harry and Meghan have frequently appeared via video call to promote various charitable causes in recent months.
Last week Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai spoke to Meghan and Harry about the importance of the right to fair education for girls worldwide.
Malala recently graduated from Oxford University, and she survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman aged only 15 while campaigning for education rights for girls in Pakistan.
Meghan thanked Malala for speaking to them last week to mark the International Day of the Girl.
She said: “Just thank you so much for having us on such an important day.
“For girls all over the world, when young girls have access to education, everyone wins and succeeds. It opens the door for societal success.”
During the call, Malala also asked how the Sussexes have been spending the coronavirus lockdown, and Harry joked they had spent much of their time on Zoom conference calls.
Meghan added: “But outside of that, [we’ve been] with our little one.”
Adorably Harry touched on how both he and Meghan have been present to witness some of Archie’s first milestones, revealing how his son is now walking and even running.
He said: “We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything.”
Meghan added: “It’s just fantastic and in so many ways we are fortunate to have this time to watch him grow.
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“In the absence of covid, we would be travelling and working more externally and we’d have missed a lot of those moments.”
Harry added: “These are really special moments, but we have been working really, really hard.”
Since Archie was born in May 2019, Harry and Meghan have kept their son out of the royal spotlight.
Archie joined his parents for their royal tour of South Africa last year, just before the couple announced their decision to step back from their senior royal roles.
Archie appeared once with his parents during the tour to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah.
The Sussex family then kept a low public profile for many months during the pandemic.
So royal fans were delighted when Archie made an appearance on social media earlier this year with mum Meghan.
On May 6 Archie celebrated his first birthday, and he joined Meghan for a storytime video which was shared by charity Save the Children.