On a recent Royally Us podcast, one of the co-hosts Christine Ross, who is one of the founders of Meghan’s’ Mirror, shared her belief that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is having “amazing experiences” in his young live and “must be having the most incredible childhood.”
It’s a strange assumption, considering we’ve only ever seen the back of the kid’s head and that he seems to live in a gilded cage in Montecito constructed by his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
There’s little information about Archie’s daily life, and that’s what Harry and Meghan allegedly prefer. They have told the public several times that they want their children to live a private life but talk about them nearly every chance they get or walk around with a brief case labeled, “Archie’s Papa.”
To help wet the public’s appetite for their children’s appearance on their upcoming reality television show, Meghan and Harry have shared another picture of the back of Archie’s head in the chicken coop named for him on his parent’s property. But somehow, Ross and royal expert Christina Garibaldi believe that it’s enough to determine that Archie’s life is more exciting and interesting than any other child.
Ms. Ross told Royally Us: “[Archie] just must be having the most incredible childhood.
“You know, I think they’re really giving him amazing experiences.”
Ms. Garibaldi continued: “And it seems like he’s doing well being a big brother even though it was a bit of a transition.
“Preparing the older sibling is no easy feat as well,” she added.
But what does Archie not have, which nearly every other child on earth does? Family.
At this point in his life, Archie has only met his royal relatives in person a handful of times, which he does not remember. Reports indicate that neither the Cambridge family nor Prince Charles were permitted to spend much time with the little boy when he lived in the U.K. They haven’t even met Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana in person yet.
Archie and Lili have three cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, which he will likely never play with nor grow close to if Meghan has her way.
So how is Archie or Lili having “incredible experiences” if they have no one to share them with, except for their parents Harry and Meghan? Don’t children want other children to play with? I know I did.
The rest of the royal children are incredibly close, as evident by the antics of Savannah Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the trooping of the colors in 2018. In a rather cheeky moment, she famously covered the future king’s mouth as he was trying to sing. They’re clearly close and spend a lot of time together.
There are also those joyful pictures of George, Charlotte and the Phillips sisters having great fun at a polo match. Running, skipping, sliding down a grass hill and having just a grand old time. They’ve also been seen playing with Mike and Zara Phillips Tindall’s children as well.
Archie and Lili are likely to miss out on all of this. They will never have this close bond with their extended family, and that doesn’t reflect “incredible experiences.”
Yes, the children have money and can hang out in Santa Barbara, but that’s shallow in comparison with family relationships.
Personally, I grew up away from my cousins. While they are close, they see me and my sister roughly once a year, if that. We don’t have a close relationship, and I wish we did. It’s something I regret, and you can never get back that time.
Friends are important, but family really is forever. But Meghan and now Harry, don’t adhere to that truth and are denying their children something so simple and critical, a chance to develop family relationships.
So, while Archie lives a charmed life, it seems more like his Montecito mansion is a gilded cage. It’s pretty, but his life lacks the most basic of attachments.