After becoming one himself, Prince Harry has a more profound appreciation for all the parents out there.
Although the Duke of Sussex has always had an understanding of what it takes to be a good father, he’s now seeing and experiencing for himself how at times, raising a child can be difficult. He concedes, more importantly, that he and wife Meghan Markle are encountering parenthood at a less stressful stage with only one kid to care for.
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When he spoke with parents who are caring for seriously ill children and are part of the organization WellChild via video conference over Easter weekend, the Duke touched on what raising son Archie Harrison has taught him so far. In a new video released by the U.K.-based charity, he shared that he can’t even imagine how hard it was for them to have one kid at 11-months-old, and that he just has so much respect to every single one of them after seeing what they are going through on a day to day basis.
The 35-year-old added that the look on their faces was just amazing, that they’re dealing with parenthood with such grace. He went on saying that the resilience and the strength that they have is absolutely incredible, and that they must never ever forget that fact, considering what may be going on in their minds about the experiences that they had over the last couple of weeks, and in some cases, maybe years.
But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been dealing with their own fair share of turmoil that no other parent would understand. They resigned as senior members of the Royal Family, moved to Los Angeles, and are currently coping with the coronavirus pandemic’s impact – all in the past month alone.
Jane Goodall, the Prince’s friend, recently revealed that he is having a hard time adjusting to his new life in Los Angeles. Goodall shared with the Radio Times that she doesn’t have an idea as to how the Duke’s career is going to map out, but she’s constantly been in touch thinking that he finds life a little challenging at present.
With that being said, the family of three have a lot to look forward to. They will be celebrating Archie’s first birthday this month in their new home in Los Angeles. When social distancing and “stay at home” orders are lifted, the Sussexes will then launch Archewell, their new non-profit organization.