As if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry weren’t already couple goals. During their recent trip to South Africa, the Duchess of Sussex opened up about the lessons that parenting has taught her and how Prince Harry is adapting to fatherhood. In fact, she gushed about him being “the best dad.”
The Duke and Duchess’s trip was in partnership with Waves for Change, an organization provides mental health services to vulnerable young people living in under resourced communities. While participating in a group mindfulness activity in which everyone was asked to identify a strength, People reports that one coach said Markle’s strength was dancing.
“[Mark laughed and said, ‘not that,’“ Ash Heese, a manager for Waves for Change recalled. “She said parenting is the new strength that she and Harry are learning.”
View this post on Instagram
👋🏻 South Africa 🇿🇦 • After months of planning, Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in South Africa today for their official Royal Tour of Southern Africa – focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. Their first stop was to the incredible Justice Desk Project which works to make women and children safer in Nyanga. It’s an issue of vital importance in South Africa and across the globe, their Royal Highnesses wanted to learn first-hand about the issues people face and the work being done on the ground. One of the workshops Their Royal Highnesses saw was the Mbokodo project which provides self-defense classes and female empowerment workshops to young girls who are overcoming major traumas. This project’s powerful motto is “wathint’ abafazi wathint’ imbokodo” which means “you strike a woman; you strike a rock” • “And just on one personal note, may I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.” – The Duchess of Sussex • @TheJusticeDesk Project is supported by the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust and works with community leaders in Nyanga, with the firm belief that if you can change the mindset of a community, you can change the mindset of a country. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️PA images / SussexRoyal – video SussexRoyal
Heese also said that Markle called her husband “the best dad” before Prince Harry interrupted, saying, “No, she’s the best mom.“ Needless to say, baby Archie is in good hands.
This is the first time the Duchess has gushed about Prince Harry. For his birthday earlier this month, she shared a special photo collage of his life on Instagram along with a touching tribute in the caption. “You are the best husband and most amazing dad to our son.”
View this post on Instagram
Wishing a very happy birthday to His Royal Highness Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex! ••••••••••••••• A birthday message from The Duchess of Sussex: • “Your service to the causes you care so deeply for inspires me every day. You are the best husband and most amazing dad to our son. We love you ❤️Happiest birthday!” • Colour Photos © PA Images BW photo: Chris Allerton © SussexRoyal
Clearly, family continues to be a huge priority to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, which just makes us love them more.
The South Africa trip is also the the family’s first tour as a family of three, as they brought almost five-month-old son Archie along with them. “The couple hopes to be able to include Archie at some point in the program, but it is difficult to schedule because he is five months old,” a source told People. Some sources say he will make his debut at a youth reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence later today.
You might also like: Meghan Markle Launches Her First Clothing Line And It’s For Charity, Natch