Harry & Meghan Recall Moment Archie Took His First Steps: "We Were Both There"
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reflected on family life in quarantine during a new video conversation. The Duke and Duchess joined Malala Yousafzai for an important talk on International Day of the Girl 2020. But a moment of small talk revealed that the couple has been relishing time with Archie, who recently took his "first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything," Prince Harry said.
For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, quarantine has led to non-stop Zoom calls and time with 1-year-old Archie.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed what's been keeping them busy at home while speaking to Malala Yousafzai for International Day of the Girl 2020. After discussing the importance of girls' education and women in leadership, the Pakistani activist asked Harry and Meghan how they've been spending time during the pandemic — and family time was the main focus.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on family time with Archie
"On Zoom!" Harry first joked, of his and Meghan's time in quarantine. "But outside of that, with our little one," Meghan added. "We were both there for [Archie's] first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything," the proud father explained.
"And it's just fantastic, because I think in so many ways, we are fortunate to be able to have this to watch him grow. And in the absence of COVID, we would be travelling and working more externally, and we'd miss a lot of those moments," Meghan said. "It's been a lot of really good family time."
Harry and Meghan join Malala Yousafzai for video interview
Video calls and family time occasionally overlap, too, Meghan revealed on a previous occasion. Archie, who turned 1 in May, has developed a reputation for crashing Zoom calls, both when his parents are talking business and to family members. Though, no photos or videos of Archie have been seen since his 1st birthday.
Harry and Meghan's talk with Malala, the influential activist and Nobel Prize winner, came one day after they joined podcast Teenager Therapy for a talk on mental health and stigma. The International Day of the Girl conversation encouraged viewers to donate to the Malala Fund, which is working to "ensure girls continue learning during the COVID-19 crisis."