Doing their best. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan want their son, Archie, to grow up in a happy home and are doing their best to “stay strong” amid the pressures from the public. The couple revealed during the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey — which aired in the U.K. on October 20 — that they have been struggling with the media, rumors and fan input about their marriage.
“Harry would move heaven and earth for Meghan and he’s going out of his way to cheer her up. I have to admit, the pressure of being a royal and the bad press they’ve endured has put some strain on their marriage but they’re trying to stay strong,” a source exclusively revealed to Life & Style.
The royals are working on keeping their bond tight because it affects their 5-month-old. “Neither Meghan or Harry grew up in a traditionally stable family, and while generally speaking they had a happy childhood, it’s important to them for Archie to see his parents in a loving relationship,” the source added.
The former Suits actress got very candid during the recent documentary and confessed that she was taken aback by what the reality of being a royal is like. “It’s hard. I don’t think anybody could understand that,” the 38-year-old explained to ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby. “In all fairness, I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand and hear. But when I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy but my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life.'”
The California native admitted that she “didn’t get” her friends’ warnings. “And I very naively — I’m American. We don’t have that there — [I said,] ‘What are you talking about? That doesn’t make any sense. I’m not in any tabloids,'” she continued. “So it’s been, yeah, it’s been complicated.”
Luckily, the redheaded prince, 35, is one attentive hubby. “Whenever Meghan’s exhausted, Harry looks after Archie so that she can rest up. Even though they have a nanny, Harry’s very much a hands-on dad and spends every free minute with his son,” a separate source gushed to Life & Style.
He even has a few tricks up his sleeve for spoiling his wife. “Harry’s got a huge heart and loves seeing Meghan’s face light up when he surprises her with romantic gestures,” the insider added. “Beautiful bouquets of peonies, candlelit suppers, rose petals in the bathtub. They don’t necessarily need to be pricey. It’s the thought that counts.”
It sounds like these two are going to be A-OK.