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Meghan Markle Reveals How Her Family Spent Quarantine in Chat with Malala Yousafzai


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Baby Archie. Photo: Getty

Meghan Markle was joined by her husband Prince Harry as they took part in a virtual chat with Malala Yousafzai to celebrate the International Day of the Girl on Sunday, October 11.

Three inspirational figures and advocates for women’s education, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Yousafzai came together online to discuss the different barriers and challenges that young women face when trying to gain access to fair education across the globe.

Towards the end of the conversation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were asked the question, “How were you spending your time in Covid?” by Yousafzai. The question was met by laughter by the couple, who joked that they spent much of their time on Zoom calls, like the rest of us it would seem. However, the pair then went on to discuss how fortunate they were to spend quality time with their young son Archie and be able to witness many of his significant milestones in growing up. “We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything,” Prince Harry explained.

Markle went on to express her gratitude for being able to be present at all these moments. “It’s just so fantastic because I think in so many ways we were so fortunate to have this time to watch him grow,” the Duchess of Sussex said. “In the absence of Covid we would have been traveling and working more externally and we’d miss a lot of those moments, so I think it’s been a lot of really good family time,” she added.

Earlier this month Meghan Markle offered another rare update of her 17-month-old son, Archie, when she and Prince Harry spoke to the Evening Standard for a candid interview, marking the start of Black History Month. “We are doing well. [Archie] is so good. We are very lucky with our little one,” Meghan said. “He is just so busy, he is all over the place. He keeps us on our toes. We are just so lucky.”

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