Michelle Obama gave some parenting advice to Meghan Markle, a response that left The Duchess of Sussex "speechless".
According to People, Markle, who guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, reached out to Obama to answer some questions for the back page of the magazine, and the thoughtfulness of the former First Lady's response was more than Markle could have imagined. The advice given was simple — "savor it all."
"...Early parenthood is exhausting," writes Obama. "...But there is something so magical about having a baby in the house. Time expands and contracts; each moment holds its own little eternity.”
She went on to say that parenting is not about removing all possible adversities from your child. Instead, parents should try to give their kids a safe place to fall when they inevitably fail. Not only this, but mothers and fathers need to push their children to get back up when they're down.
Markle was given the title of guest editor of the magazine, but she was given a lot of freedom. From choosing photographers to stars brought on, The Dutchess of Sussex was very hands-on. With that in mind, it's no surprise she decided to ask Michelle Obama to bring some of her own flair to the publication. She says the idea to bring Obama on to give advice came over a taco lunch. The two brainstormed ideas and landed on some advice.
Markle gave birth to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019. Interestingly enough, Archie won't have a royal title as both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want him to grow up as a private citizen. Privacy seems to be a running theme with the Royal couple when it comes to their child. In fact, when Archie was born, Markle opted to wait to do the traditional photo reveal at the steps at the hospital. Instead, they decided to wait and show off the youngest royal when they were ready. For a child who will spend most of his life in the spotlight, it's hard to blame his parents for shielding him from the public and press for as long as possible.
With all that in mind, it's pretty clear Markle is already taking some of Obama's advice. Savoring the moments you have with your child isn't always easy, but its sound advice. Time is one thing you never get back, so make the most of it while you can.