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"First steps, first run, first fall": Meghan Markle and Prince Harry excitedly reveal Archie's firsts

"First steps, first run, first fall": Meghan Markle and Prince Harry excitedly reveal Archie's firsts

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle excitedly revealed what they have been up to during lockdown with baby Archie.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke with activist Malala Yousafzai to mark International Day Of The Girl and revealed they have been "spending time with our little one".

Harry, 35, said: “We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall, his first everything.”

Meghan, 39, added: “It’s just fantastic because I think in so many ways we were fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow and in the absence of COVID we would be travelling and working more externally and we would miss a lot of those moments.

“So I think it’s been a lot of really good family time.”

She also revealed the couple are raising 18-month-old Archie “in a way where everything about his nourishment is about educational substance and how you can learn and how you can grow”.

Prince Harry also joked that the pair have spent their time on "Zoom calls" during the pandemic.

“Those are really special moments (with Archie) but at the same time, as Meghan says, we’ve been working really, really hard because we completely understand and get how challenging this is for absolutely everyone and I think the longer it goes on for, the more it’s going to be felt, obviously, especially from a mental health aspect.

“So this is a really unifying moment to bring everybody together and acknowledge what everyone has been through – this traumatic experience wherever you are in the world.”

The royal couple discussed the importance of girls' education in the current coronavirus.

Research by the Malala Fund suggests that 20 million secondary-age girls may never return to class following the coronavirus pandemic, which is on top of the 130 million girls who were not in school before the global crisis.