If absence makes the heart grow fonder, it’s space from Kensington Palace that has brought Prince Harry and Meghan Markle closer together.
It seems like stepping back from their royal duties and moving to Canada with their son, Archie, was the right move. According to People, Prince Harry and Markle (who reportedly call each other “H” and “M”) are really feeling the benefits of time to themselves. “They are besotted and very sweet with each other,” a source told the publication.
“Archie is the priority. It’s very much still about taking care of him and putting the family first,” another allegedly close friend explained. “He’s a happy kid—he loves to laugh. Archie and Harry have such a good time together. And Meghan is a great mom. She’s very much about tending to him. They are trying to live their life as regular parents.”
As we know from another recent update about their life in Vancouver, the prince and Markle are very happy with their choice. “This decision [to leave] had been weighing on them for a long time, and they are relieved to have it done,” a friend told People earlier this February. “A weight has been lifted off their shoulders.”
They’re not the only ones who are benefiting from a royal hiatus. Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are supposedly closer than ever since all the royal drama, are also planning to take a break from their duties (though for a much shorter amount of time).
According to Us Weekly, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have the end of February to themselves while Prince George and Princess Charlotte are on school vacation.
Nothing lasts forever, though, and both couples are soon to be reunited in London this March. Per Us Weekly, Queen Elizabeth II extended an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and is hoping everyone will present a united front.
Who else wants to be a fly on the wall for that family dinner?