Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: Here’s What One Month Of Maternity Leave Looks Like For The Latest Royal Parents

Prince Harry is determined to have a hands-on approach to looking after Baby Archie.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England
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Prince Harry is determined to have a hands-on approach to looking after Baby Archie.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just passed the one month anniversary of the birth of their baby boy, Archie. The first month of being a new parent can be particularly hard. Besides the fact that no baby ever comes with an instruction booklet, there is always a plethora of advice on how a new parent is or isn’t doing things right. But, is this any different for this royal couple?

According to Entertainment Tonight, Meghan and Harry have had the usual visits from guests who are just desperate to see their newborn.

“Several family members have brought books and cuddly toys,” an undisclosed source has stated.

However, while many new couples may be inundated with family and friends, it is likely a much larger scale when you are a member of the royal family. Plus, it is likely harder to turn down the obligations of formal requests for visits. However, being royal, Meghan and Harry also have the advantageous luxury of nannies on hand to help out when required with Archie.

While there may have been plenty of help on hand regarding tending to Archie since his birth on May 6, Harry and Meghan have maintained a hands-on approach — particularly concerning Prince Harry, according to the source. With being as “involved as possible,” it has led to sleepless nights and the general exhaustion that comes with being a first-time parent but Harry is reported to be relishing the experience.

Even though Prince Harry is maintaining a hands-on experience with tending to his son, Archie, he has still managed some social engagements since his son’s birth. Early on, Harry visited the Netherlands regarding his Invictus Games obligations. He has also attended some local events. More recently, he was present during the first day of the U.S. President Donald Trump’s three-day state visit to the U.K. and also visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the Founder’s Day Parade on June 6.

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Today The Duke of Sussex visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the Founder’s Day Parade, an annual event celebrating the founding of the veterans hospital in 1681 by King Charles II. The Founder’s Day Parade is a day to celebrate ‘The Chelsea Pensioners’, the name for those veterans who live there, and an important reminder of the great debt we owe all whom have served their nation. More than 300 years on from its founding, @royalhospitalchelsea continues to provide exceptional care to soldiers in retirement. Today’s visit also coincides with the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It was especially poignant for The Duke, who served in the British Army for ten years, to visit with and honour six veterans of the Normandy Landing living at the hospital. In his speech today His Royal Highness shared these words with the Chelsea Pensioners: Don’t ever underestimate the joy that you bring to everyone you meet. You represent something really quite special, you are special, and society will always recognise that. That is an important part of your legacy….It’s a community that focuses on supporting each other with kindness, respect and compassion, as well as reaching out to serve the wider community….On this 75th Anniversary of D-Day, I can comfortably speak for everyone when I say we are honoured to be in the presence of six Normandy Landing veterans. Over 300 British Army Veterans live @royalhospitalchelsea – veterans who fought in the Second World War, and other conflicts including Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Northern Ireland, South Atlantic and the first Gulf War. Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and other members of The Royal Family have joined events in the UK and France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are proud to support serving and former members of the Armed Forces. Positive communities and the @royalhospitalchelsea model of care, is critical to help veterans both young and old to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing. Thank you for your service, and for the sacrifices you and your families have made. #DDay75

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Meghan Markle, on the other hand, has remained with Archie since his birth. In between all of the social visit from family and friends, Meghan and Archie have also reportedly managed to fit in plenty of walks around the Frogmore grounds with Prince Harry.

As previously stated by The Inquisitr, Meghan is planning to attend the Trooping the Colour on June, an annual event that celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. As yet, it is unclear whether royal watchers will get to see a peek at the newest royal baby or whether this will be Meghan’s first excursion without Archie.

Meghan is also planning an extended maternity leave before returning to full-time royal duties. This could likely mean that she will see out the summer before heading back to her royal duties.