If you're expecting your first baby as a couple, then there's nothing better than supporting each other. Prince Harry is setting the bar high for men worldwide by vowing to ditch booze for the entirety of Meghan's pregnancy. Both Harry and Meghan are no strangers to a wild night out or three, with the Prince being famous in his younger years for being quite the hellraiser - let's not forget that fancy dress costume. Meghan was once a staple on the events circuit thanks to her role as Rachel in the popular drama Suits, but both have said goodbye to their pre-parenthood years as they look forward to welcoming their first child in spring of next year.
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A source told The Sun newspaper that Harry has decided not to drink alcohol for the duration of Meghan's pregnancy, so she doesn't feel like she's doing it all alone. The newlyweds have also been spending less time out and more evenings at home in the run-up to the new arrival. It's no secret that the pair has been busy on their first official royal tour, and eagle-eyed spectators first noticed the change in Harry when he joined Meghan in toasting with a glass of water at a formal dinner in Fiji. The rest of the guests marked the occasion with glasses of champagne.
It's not just a nice gesture from one spouse to another though, says Claire Smith from Baby to Toddler, according to OK! Magazine. The expert told the outlet that having a baby for the first time is such a life-changing experience that it's important for couples to act in solidarity. Not only can it help to support each other, but it can set an important president for what's to come. After all, parenthood is just as much of a partnership as marriage. Smith goes on to say that if one member of the couple decides to indulge in a beer or three, it can lead to tension and feelings of isolation.
Harry, we salute you.
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