5 Reasons Meghan And Harry Are Right To Raise Archie In Canada

Connor Garel

From the Queen’s mouth, all the way down the mountain and into our eager ears: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially relocating to Canada.

And you know what that means! They’ll be bringing baby Archie with them, and they’ll be searching for a suitable place in the country to settle down and raise their family. 

Good news: there are plenty of upsides to doing that in Canada, not the least of which being the grand possibilities for privacy (consider Drake’s massive fences), a luxury the pair wasn’t really afforded in the UK.

So just for the sake of reassurance and reflection, here are just a few of the things that make Canada a great place for Meghan and Harry to raise baby Archie: 

Canada is the 9th-happiest country on the planet

Sure, it’s not all rainbows and waterfalls here. But according to the United Nations 2019 international happiness ranking, Canada still sits among the top 10 happiest countries in the world — a ranking determined by factors such as freedom, trust, social support, life expectancy, generosity, and how immigrants of a country feel.

That ranking takes into account 156 different nations, and looks at everything from the link between smartphones and depression to the relationship between governments and corruption.

All of that is to say that Meghan, Harry and Archie are likely to feel right at home moving to Canada rather than, say, the United States, which has never made the top 10. (Plus, we have universal healthcare. And winter sports.)

Education and achievement levels are among the highest in the world

The royal couple receive a gift from the University of the South Pacific after Meghan recounts her own struggles to afford her university degree.

It’s hard to imagine Harry and Meghan wouldn’t think about quality of education when discussing possible places to move, especially considering their combined track record of passionate speeches on the matter.

Fitting, then, that Canada consistently rings in as a global education superpower, and was...

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