Amid the rumors of Prince Harry's personal struggles with adapting to life in LA, there has been a surprising revelation about baby Archie...
Baby Archie is a royal fave.
via: TwitterAnd looking at that face, it's easy to see why!
But it seems there has been much debate about this little boy's name.
via: TwitterIt was a big subject of controversy.
In fact, a new royal biography has revealed his name was something of a sticking point.
via: GettyBut with all the drama amidst the royal couple recently, this doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Harry and Meghan are never far from drama.
via: GettyLike their uprooting to go and live in LA, for instance.
Now, it was never in the longterm plan for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to uproot to the States.
via: GettySince their highly-publicized wedding in 2018, the couple threw themselves into their royal duties and took part in many royal tours and visits all around the world.
Naturally, the world fell in love with the new Duchess.
via: Getty ImagesHer beautiful looks and elegant demeanor captured hearts all around the world, and her work for feminism and women's charities has set an excellent example within the royal family.
Cracks began to show early, however...
via: Getty ImagesMeghan was quickly criticized upon her entrance into the royal family, and not all the complaints were because she "wasn't royal enough." A family feud with her father, Thomas Markle, was quickly made very public and, when he didn't attend the wedding, the heat was turned onto Meghan.
Her dad reportedly hasn't met his grandson yet.
via: Good Morning BritainThomas Markle made claims back in 2018 on British television breakfast show, Good Morning Britain, that Meghan had simply "ghosted" him, saying: "I’ve still never met my son-in-law. Why couldn’t Prince Harry have got on a plane and flown to see me to ask for her hand?"
Sources claimed that Meghan cut all ties with her dad...
via: Getty ImagesSources said that "it's a terribly sad situation but Meghan has made the very difficult decision that she doesn't have an active relationship with her father anymore." "It’s obviously heartbreaking for her but she has to protect herself, her husband and her son."
Meghan has also been branded a "diva" by numerous sources since she became royalty.
via: Getty ImagesReports came through that Meghan was extremely high-maintenance in the palace and servers who worked for her had reportedly even quit their jobs due to her behavior. Of course, none of these reports are reliable, but they certainly made their way through newspapers around the world.
And, of course, there were reports of her supposed feuds with Kate Middleton...
via: ShutterstockIt was reported that Meghan left Kate "in tears" after a strict bridesmaid fitting for Princess Charlotte. But, despite many claims that the sisters-in-law are actually very close, tabloids in both the U.K and the U.S. like to state otherwise, saying that Kate is "fed up" of Meghan's high-maintenance attitude.
Meghan's parenting style has also been criticized.
via: Getty ImagesShe was repeatedly mom-shamed after paparazzi snaps emerged of her "awkwardly" holding baby Archie - a struggle that any new mom can totally relate to. Shaming a new parent is completely uncalled for, and this made it very obvious that the press were desperate to stir hate.
Meghan's eventful life was something that the papers simply loved to pick apart...
via: Getty ImagesAnd it seemed that British tabloid paper, The Mail on Sunday, took things a step too far when they published an intimate and private letter that Meghan wrote to her father earlier this year.
The Duke and Duchess had no choice but to take legal action against publishers of the Daily Mail...
via: Getty ImagesThis decision came as Prince Harry made a highly personal attack on the British tabloid press over the treatment of his wife, saying that he could "no longer be a silent witness to her private suffering."
And it was following from this scandal that the couple made their shock announcement.
via: Getty ImagesThe royal couple announced via their joint Instagram page that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family. "After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the post read.
The couple explained how they planned to split their time between North America and the UK.
This was huge news.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, obviously, their decision ruffled a few royal feathers. "We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties."
Apparently, the pair didn't tell anyone about the news, instead opting to break it through Instagram.BBC, no other senior members of the Royal Family were consulted - including the Queen - and Buckingham Palace is "disappointed." The report also claims that senior royals are said to be "hurt" by the controversial announcement.
But, regardless of how the palace felt, the couple went ahead with their decision by moving to LA with their son, Archie.
via: ShutterstockMaking it across the border mere hours before it closed, Meghan and Harry are reportedly riding out the coronavirus pandemic in a secluded compound in Malibu.
And, thanks to the move, things have changed for the better.
via: Getty ImagesWell, for Meghan, they have. "Meghan’s thrilled to have escaped the chaos of London. She feels like a new person," a source close to the pair said. "On top of not being hounded by the British press 24/7, Meghan reportedly likes that she doesn’t have to worry about following outdated royal protocol anymore."
She can now live a normal life.
via: Getty Images“Meghan can go out in yoga pants and not be criticized for not following a dress code. She feels more relaxed and loves walking around fresh-faced with barely any makeup on."
However, this doesn't mean things have been the same for Harry.
via: GettyVarious reports have been claiming that the prince is struggling to adjust to life in LA, and is missing his home country and his family.
A source has claimed that Meghan is worried about her husband...
via: Getty"This could be the toughest test that Harry and Meghan have gone through since they got married," an insider told New! Magazine, "Harry is feeling homesick and that’s taken Meghan by surprise as he thought the move was the right decision at the start of all this."
The prince apparently misses "old elements of his life"...
via: GettySuch as "the routine, his old friends and, of course, the daily contact with his family."
This kind of family separation is bound to be difficult for anyone...
via: GettyAnd it has been reported that Harry has been making contact with his brother, William, via video calls throughout the pandemic.
But now, more details about Harry's personal struggles have emerged...
via: GettyAnd, this time, they involve his son, Archie Harrison.
To keep himself busy during the pandemic, Harry penned an article for Fast Company that outlines today's issues with social media...And, here, he expressed his concerns for Archie's future.
He started his column with:
via: Getty"A little over four weeks ago, my wife and I started calling business leaders, heads of major corporations, and chief marketing officers at brands and organizations we all use in our daily lives. Our message was clear: The digital landscape is unwell and companies like yours have the chance to reconsider your role in funding and supporting online platforms that have contributed to, stoked, and created the conditions for a crisis of hate, a crisis of health, and a crisis of truth."
Harry then urged social media companies to take a stand by drawing “a line in the sand" when it comes to rude online behavior...
via: GettyAnd for the companies to do everything in their power to create safer spaces that prioritize respect and compassion.
He then weighed in on his own personal concerns surrounding the issue.
via: Getty"Because if we are susceptible to the coercive forces in digital spaces, then we have to ask ourselves—what does this mean for our children? As a father, this is especially concerning to me."
Of course, it seems Harry will certainly limit Archie's online usage when he's older...
via: GettyGiven what his wife went through as a result of the internet.
And as for Archie's name?
via: TwitterWell, according to Finding Freedom, for a few moments, he was an Archibald.
Doesn't suit him quite so much, though!
via: TwitterWe're happy with the decision they came to.
We hope he agrees!
via: GettyFor more on the progressive prince, keep scrolling to hear what he said about Princess Diana at a surprise speech on her birthday...