So Archie copes with the role change as big brother
During her interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Duchess Meghan reveals how Archie is coping with his change from an only child to his sister Lili’s big brother.
Duchess Meghan, 40, was a guest on the US talk show at Ellen DeGeneres, 63, on Thursday, November 18, 2021. In an interview with the hostess, she reveals many previously unknown details about her private life with Prince Harry, 39, and the developmental steps her two children, son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, 2, and five-month-old daughter Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor are going through .
Duchess Meghan: “Archie needed an adjustment phase for his role as big brother”
It wasn’t until June of this year that Archie’s life changed almost overnight, when he suddenly no longer became an only child, but a big brother and since then has had to share the attention of his parents with his sister Lili. “Nobody talks about adapting for the first child when the second comes,” says Meghan on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. But the Duchess reveals that her two-year-old “loves to be a big brother” – but it still took an adjustment phase! “Somebody had told Harry and me: ‘If you only have one child, it’s a hobby, but if you have two children, you are really in demand as a parent,'” said Meghan. “Suddenly we realized, ‘Oh, yeah right.’ Everyone talks about what it’s like for the second child, but nobody talks about adjusting for the first child when the second comes. “
Prince Harry loves the easy lifestyle in Montecito
“He’s so cute,” replied DeGeneres, who lives very close to Harry and Meghan in Montecito. Ellen tells her audience, “We’re neighbors so we see each other a lot. I think it’s great that you guys moved here and Harry loves the area, right?”
“He loves it. We moved here during lockdown, right when everything was closed. We could just spend a lot of time at home and furnish our home, but I think it’s just the lifestyle Harry loves most and the weather is pretty great too. We’re just so happy, “said Meghan. She also talks about the family’s plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving festival: “I love to cook,” she says. “We’re going to party at home and just relax and settle in. It’s our second Thanksgiving here in California and it’s going to be nice.”
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, 67, Harry raved about his new life: “It’s so great that I can be outside with Archie and that we as a family can go for a walk with the dogs at any time. We go hiking or go down to the beach who is so close. The highlight for me is to strap him in his little baby seat to the back of the bike and to take him on bike tours, which I never was able to do in my youth. He stretches his arms up and mumbles: ‘Palm tree? ‘ House? ‘”Adds Harry enthusiastically.
Sources used: people.com, dailymail.co.uk, instagram.com