Yesterday, Prince Harry has revealed his routine to put baby Archie to sleep to Us Weekly. All parents have difficulties getting their baby to sleep, even those of royal status. Whether it involves singing, constant swaying, or repeating the same nursery rhyme over and over again, all parents are willing to do anything to get their baby rest.
Ever since the arrival of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6th, the world has been charmed by the young royal. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are proud to share their journey as parents to eager royal-lovers online. The baby boy is currently seventh in line to the throne, and he is Queen Elizabeth II’s 8th great-grandchild. He doesn’t have an official title yet, as there is none indicated on his birth certificate and the Queen has yet to formally grant him one.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Other than Archie himself, people are interested to know about the couple’s journey as parents. Prince Harry revealed that he loves to sing lullabies to the baby boy, despite palace residents describing him as “tone-deaf.” The Duke of Sussex doesn’t seem to care about others’ opinions as long as he’s able to put Archie to sleep.
Palace insiders have consistently described Prince Harry as a hands-on dad, and they say he takes an active role in the parenting of baby Archie. Without complaint, he will take on diaper duty, burp the baby, and clean up spit. Reportedly, Duchess Meghan doesn’t even have to tell him to do these things. He will gladly fulfill his duties as “dad,” just as he completes his role as a royal of the country.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Prince Harry happily does his duties as a new father, but he has confessed that he doesn’t get much sleep. Baby Archie will sometimes keep him up to the point when he only gets two hours of sleep a night. This is to be expected, of course, because all new parents go through this, whether they are royals or not. On the day Archie was born, Prince William congratulated his brother and welcomed him to the “sleep deprivation society that is parenting,” and Prince Harry is certainly now a member of this club. Even though he probably needs someone to sing him a lullaby, the Duke of Sussex is still gladly performing his dad duties.