It seems that just yesterday Prince Harry of Megan Markle announced his engagement, and now they are not only happily married but also the parents of an adorable baby son, Archie Harrison.
Anyone who has children can testify to the fact that being a parent is anything but easy. We are constantly faced with important decisions that affect the lives of our children and, unfortunately, there are no official rules when it comes to raising children.
Most parents get to make parental decisions independently, but this is not the case for members of the royal family. Everything they do is watched and often criticized, and the media don't hesitate to share their opinions.
Now that Megan and Harry are parents, many people look at them even more than before. Why is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a perfect example of modern parenting?
They keep Archie out of the spotlight
Baby Archie is still not even four months old and now royal fans want to see as much as he can. However, Megan and Harry are quite adamant about not keeping their son from the spotlight for the time being. They have moved from London to pursue a more peaceful life in the rural town of Windsor in the name of Archie, and are moving out of their way to give him a simpler childhood.
According to Us Weekly, new mom Megan is definitely enjoying her new home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, unlike the high-profile city of London, where she and Harry had almost no privacy.
Megan and Harry beware of what's being shared online
It used to be that everything that happened in the lives of royalty took days to reach the public. Nowadays, photos are shared almost instantly, and the breaking news comes to us right now thanks to the internet. While the news media would love it if Megan, Harry and Archie's life were an open book, parents are very wary of what's being shared online about their son.
Vanity Fair reports that the Duke and Duchess do not reveal details of Archie's godparents, despite the fact that royal fans really want to know. They also kept quiet about where Megan was going to give birth and did not have the traditional photo shoot at the hospital entrance, as other pianos in the past did.
Vegan Paint and Gender-neutral Nursery
Nowadays, most new parents discover the gender of their upcoming arrival ahead of time and prepare the nursery accordingly. While we don't know if Megan and Harry knew they would welcome a baby boy, LiveKindly reports that the royal couple used vegan paint and decorated Archie's room in gender-neutral colors and styles.
Although a large percentage of parents decorate with shades of pink and blue, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did things their own way, giving a modern touch to the nursery.
Megan and Harry are the perfect example of modern parenting
We have to say that Prince Harry and Megan are the most perfect example of modern parenting we can think of. The Sun reports that they even plan to travel around the world with Archie while performing their royal duties instead of keeping their son home with a nanny, as most members of the royal family do.
In addition, the most telling example is that Archie has no royal title – Megan and Harry let him decide if he would like to live in the royal spotlight. The royal couple are amazing parents and we love their modern approach to raising their son.