While Meghan Markle is definitely a lot of different things to different people, there’s one thing that a lot of people can agree on: she does things her own way. The Duchess of Sussex knows that rules and barriers were meant to be broken and that’s exactly what she’s been doing ever since she married Prince Harry.
But now that Meghan Markle is a mom, she’s slowed down a bit. But if there’s one thing that people have noticed it’s that she’s not your typical royal mother and she’s certainly no Kate Middleton when it comes to parenting. Here are a few examples as to why.
10 No Mary Poppins Nannies For Archie
When Prince George was born, Prince William and Kate Middleton decided that the best thing to do for their son was to get a nanny that was trained with the royal nanny society. Apparently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don’t want that for their son Archie. They don’t want someone walking around dressed and acting like they are from a Mary Poppins remake.
Instead, they want a nanny who has the same values they do, and of course feel as though they are a part of the family. Apparently, that’s why it’s taken so long for the Sussexes to find someone that is the right fit.
9 She’s Very Protective Of Archie
Over the summer Meghan Markle was spotted holding her dear son Archie Harrison very close to her during a charity polo match outside of London. There were a lot of people who apparently criticized Meghan for the way she was holding Archie that day.
However, there were others that pointed out that she was simply holding him close because she was being protective. Either way, there’s no denying that Meghan Markle is a very protective mother. She wants to keep him close to her body and more importantly, close to her heart. Kate Middleton reportedly has a team that works on social media for her.
8 She Controls His Image On Social Media
If there is one thing that can be said about Meghan Markle, it’s that she’s incredibly social media savvy and better yet, someone who knows how to play the right games when it comes to the media and her public image.
After all, she did learn everything she knows during her years in Hollywood. Many people have noticed that Meghan has so far done a good job of controlling her son and her family’s image on social media. She gets to call the shots when it comes to what photos are being posted and what photos should be kept private. She also gives fans just a sneak peek of her family life, but not too much.
7 His New Organic Lifestyle
Even though she’s now living near Windsor Castle and is on her way to becoming a British citizen, Meghan Markle will always be a California girl at heart. As a matter of fact, many people have noticed that her true Los Angeles roots are showing now more than ever before as she’s adopted a very healthy and organic lifestyle for her new family.
You better believe that both Prince Harry and Archie Harrison will be drinking green smoothies in the morning and accompanying mama Meghan to her yoga retreats. In comparison, Kate Middleton is not known to be a yoga enthusiast, even though she is quite an athletic mom!
6 It’s All About Sustainable Living
Meghan Markle has always been someone who values the world that she lives in. Because she’s done so much traveling in the past, she’s someone who truly does care about the environment and because of it, has adapted a sustainable way of life, which the Duchess of Cambridge hasn’t said much about.
She is also very careful about the brands that she supports and wants to make sure that every company that she works with or even the clothes that she wears are the ethical kind. And you can believe that she will make sure that her son Archie Harrison will follow in her footsteps. After all, she wants to make the world a better place for not only Archie, but all of his future friends, too.
5 She Will Raise Archie As a Feminist
When it comes to her opinions, Meghan Markle is very passionate about what she believes in and what she doesn’t believe in. Even before she married into the royal family, she was a huge feminist. She believes in equality and in women’s rights. That’s why it’s without a doubt that both the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex will make sure that Archie is raised to be a feminist.
With a mother like Meghan Markle, he is sure to respect women who work hard and women who try to make a change in the world. He will be standing alongside them every step of the way. So far Kate Middleton has made very few comments regarding feminism.
4 Her California Roots Will Come Into Play
Sure, Meghan Markle’s new home might be on the other side of the pond right now, but there’s no way that she will ever forget her American or even her California roots. As a matter of fact, many reports have indicated that whenever Meghan entertains guests at her new home in Frogmore Cottage, she makes sure to do so with avocado toast and tea. Talk about a California girl at heart, right?
We have a feeling that she is going to keep a lot of her old habits in mind as she continues to raise Archie throughout the years. Yes, he is going to be an avocado lover, too! We can only wonder what Kate has to say about that!
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3 Grandma Doria’s Influence
Meghan Markle might not have a lot of family members in her life that she can trust, but that doesn’t seem to matter. All that matters is that she has her trusted mother Doria Ragland by her side. So far reports have indicated that Doria has played a huge role in her grandson Archie’s life.
As a certified yoga instructor, it’s without a doubt that she is going to raise him to be a yoga lover just like her! She’s also going to help teach him about his mother’s homeland and her hometown. With that said, there’s even a chance that Archie might grow up to be a Golden State Warriors fan!
2 Meghan Doesn’t Want To Use Archie As A Prop
Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made it pretty clear that they plan on raising Archie Harrison as a private citizen. Sure, he might grow up enjoying all of the perks that royal life has to offer but at the same time his parents want him to have a very normal, down-to-earth childhood.
That might be hard but Meghan has made it clear that she also doesn’t want to use Archie as a public prop. Now, that’s not to say that Kate Middleton does so, but she does like to post a lot of her children’s pics on social media. Instead of putting him in the spotlight, Archie will be too busy going to school and playing with his school friends during recess instead.
1 Meghan’s Education Plans For Archie
While it’s certain that Archie Harrison will have the best kind of education that money can buy, there’s also a strong possibility that the young boy will have one that is both rooted in British and American customs.
As a matter of fact, some media outlets have speculated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might end up sending Archie to an International school near Frogmore Cottage. That makes sense considering how the young boy is so far the most international boy in the monarchy! Watch this space. We have a feeling there is so much more to come from the Sussexes!