Baby Archie starts CRAWL: Proud Prince Harry shares loving update about six-month-old son while he and Meghan Markle chat with military families while visiting Windsor community center
The duke and duchess of Sussex have shared details about life with baby son Archie – telling a group of military families that he is starting to crawl.
Harry also praised those who maintain a home life while their partner is absent and sympathized with service personnel that their child's development went wrong while serving abroad.
The royal couple met families of the Welsh Guards, Coldstream Guards, and Household Cavalry yesterday when they visited a regular coffee morning at Windsor's Broom Farm Community Center, located in the heart of an army residential area.
Poppy Dean is giving a cake to The Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Broom Farm Community Center in Windsor yesterday
During the visit to Windsor, the duke and duchess of Sussex speak to members of the families of serving soldiers yesterday
The majority of the Coldstream Guards are in Kenya and a large part of the Welsh Guards comes at the end of a long commitment in the Falklands.
Harry, who served as an army officer for 10 years, said he feared military families keeping it together at home and said, "It's incredibly difficult. I have so much respect and admiration for everyone involved with it."
The Sussex people took Archie to southern Africa last month for their first official family tour and the duke who empathize with servants who love their children.
He said, "I can't imagine what it's like to miss so much because they change so quickly."
Meghan speaks with a family while she attends a coffee morning yesterday with families of deployed army in the center
Meghan talked to parents about her son, who was six months old yesterday, and shared stories of his development with Amy Thompson, whose husband Brad is affiliated with the Welsh Guards.
Mrs. Thompson said, "My daughter Aeris is as old as Archie and we were talking about weaning and the children who started to crawl – she's just a normal mother and it was like talking to a friend."
During the visit Harry was shown with a little girl while Meghan gave a toddler.
Legacy Leigh Smith took her eight-year-old daughter Molly to meet the royal visitors and the younger one said, "Meghan promised not to tell anyone that I was out of school. She asked me who my best friend was."
Mrs. Smith added: "We had a party when Harry and Meghan got married and we have been following their story ever since, so it was a great experience for Molly to shake their hands. It is really special and a nice boost for the whole community. "
Coldstream Guards welfare officer Captain Colin Lewis said the visit was a welcome tonic after a tough 18 months.
The officer said: "The regiment really appreciates the support that families offer by picking up the burden when the servant is absent.
"It's great for the duke and duchess to take the time to really understand the challenges they face. They are very down to earth and they have taken a snapshot of the entire community here with many people with different to talk backgrounds. "
Tariq Baksh, from the household cavalry welfare team, also found that the couple could deal with many of the families as young parents, saying: "They are a modern family and fully empathize with people – our families realized they are no different. "
Helen Llewelyn-Usher, wife of Welsh Guards commander officer Lieutenant Colonel Henry Llewelyn-Usher, said the visit will help families make new friends.
She said, "It's amazing that Harry and Meghan found time to fit this into their busy schedule – they shook hands. It brought many people together and now they will always have this great memory in common."