A morning with Meghan and Harry

At the Sussexes' Montecito home the routine revolves around the kids


They are one of the most high-profile couples in the world and have recently been in the spotlight (1) following the publication of Prince Harry’s memoir Spare. But, as Meghan revealed on her Spotify podcast Archetypes last year, she and her husband lead more normal lives than we may think. 

The royal pair have two young children, son Archie, who turns four in May, and daughter Lilibet, two this June. And with their youngest still a toddler (2), the Sussexes are truly experiencing the chaos that comes with having two young’uns.  Speaking to actress Pamela Adlon in a podcast episode about motherhood,  Meghan describes their whirlwind (3) mornings at home in Montecito, California. “So the morning rush, I’m sure it’ll only get more chaotic as they get older. But for me,” she continued, “it’s, you know, both monitors on for the kids to hear them, always up with Lili, get her downstairs, then a half hour later Archie’s up.”

The Duke and Duchess make a great team. Meghan prepares her eldest's lunchbox while her husband gets him downstairs, and she then makes breakfast for her young family. She explains: “It’s very important to me. I love doing it. To me it just feels like the greatest way to start the morning.” 

-King Charle’s personal coronation emblem
-The royal pleasure of afternoon tea

A remnant of the pandemic, the pair work from home, and even share an office. They are uber grateful for this. Meghan has told Variety how “it allows us to have significant time with our kids at this really special moment in their lives. We'll never get this time back.” 

And her husband, who is a keen advocate for mental health, has revealed that even if you’re in the thick of it (4), taking time for yourself is still crucial. He tries to carve out between half an hour and forty-five minutes every morning while the kids are at school or napping (5) to work out, meditate or get outside with the dog. 

1. To be in the spotlight = To be the centre of public attention
2. Toddler = Child who's just learned to walk
3. Whirlwind = Frenetic
4. To be in the thick of it = To be in the middle of something
5. Napping = Having a small sleep 

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