Meghan Markle fears son Archie won't learn 'emotional and social skills'

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Meghan Markle is reportedly worried her son Archie, doesn't have enough interaction with children his age and therefore won't learn "emotional and social skills".

A source told the Daily Mail that the Duchess of Sussex wishes she could go to a play group with her one-year-old son.

"Meghan said Archie needs to learn emotional and social skills by being around other young children, something he can't do with adults,” the insider said.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and baby Archie
Meghan Markle is reportedly worried her son Archie, one, won't learn "emotional and social skills" as he's not around children his own age. Photo: Getty

"Meghan said ideally they (she and Archie) would be in a baby group class that met in person a couple of times a week. This would give Archie the opportunity to play with other toddlers and help develop his brain."

However, the insider added that while Meghan would love to have play dates with other children and their mums, it would be "impossible" as she's "too well known".

Meghan, her husband, Prince Harry, and Archie have been staying at Tyler Perry's mansion in LA since March, when the coronavirus pandemic caused borders all over the world to shut.

Meghan and Harry have been keeping a low profile and have only been seen a handful of times since moving to LA.

Earlier this week, a body language expert revealed that Prince Harry appeared to be "trapped" during a video call where he said the Commonwealth needed to acknowledge its "past wrongs".

The comments were made during a virtual meeting with Meghan and global young leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

In the video, Prince Harry said the Commonwealth, which is, of course, lead by his grandmother the Queen, needs to follow the example of others who have "acknowledged the past" and are "trying to right [their] wrongs".

"When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past,” he said.

"So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and son Archie
An insider claims that Meghan wishes she and Archie could attend play dates, but due to her fame it's 'impossible'. Photo: Getty

"It's not going to be easy and in some cases it's not going to be comfortable, but it needs to be done, because, guess what, everybody benefits," he added.

Body language expert Judi James told the Daily Mail, that Prince Harry looked "awkward", noting he "spoke down to the floor" throughout the conversation. She added that his position at the far side of the frame made it appear as though he was "trapped".

"Meghan is mesmerising but Harry either repeats her words or adds a "Yeah" after she makes a point," Judi said.

"Unlike his wife, who adopts the solid eye-gaze that suggests active listening and devotion while he does speak, Harry even looks slightly awkward, gazing to his right and out of shot as she speaks before looking down at the floor."

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