Baby Archie has only been alive for a week, but he's already had a tremendous impact on Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's relationship. Us Weekly reports that Meghan becoming a mother has changed the dynamic between the two duchesses. "Meghan and Kate will be spending a lot more time together," a palace insider told Us. "Now that they’re bonding over motherhood, they’ve become closer than ever."
The outlet additionally reported that Meghan is planning to take Archie to the U.S. when he's able to fly. "For Meghan, it’s just as important for Archie to learn abut her family history as it is for him to learn about his royal ancestors, so she plans to go on a trip to L.A. with him once she’s comfortable taking him on a plane," a source said.
Archie got to meet his aunt Kate Middleton yesterday. The Daily Mail's royal reporter Rebecca English tweeted that both Prince William and Kate visited Meghan and Archie on Tuesday. "Just to confirm that William & Kate visited their new nephew, #ArchieHarrison, at Frogmore Cottage today after #PrinceHarry returned from Oxford," she wrote. "Their children weren’t with them, however, so it will be a little while yet before George, Charlotte and Louis meet their new cousin."
Kate spoke enthusiastically about Archie the day after he was born and how excited she was to meet him. "It’s such a special time and with [my children] Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays, it’s such a great time of the year to have a baby," she staretd. "And yes, spring’s in the air and everything so it’s pretty great. As William said, we look forward to meeting him [Baby Sussex] and finding out what his name is going to be. So it’s really exciting for both of them. And I’m wishing them the best in these next few weeks. It’s always a bit daunting the first time around."
Alyssa Bailey News and Strategy Editor Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton).