August 03, 2023

Royals

Meghan Markle’s approach for her, Prince Harry family is 'much softer'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share two children together, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet

By Maryland Hargreaves August 03, 2023

Meghan Markle’s approach for her, Prince Harry family is 'much softer'

After stepping down from their roles as active members of the royal family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want to concentrate on their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, and life in California.

Harry's family is still distant, despite Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother, frequently staying at the couple's Montecito home. He and his brother Prince William are still at odds, and he didn't spend much time with the Prince of Wales or King Charles at their father's coronation in May.

Meghan has adopted a "much softer approach about Harry's family," a California source exclusively tells People maagzine in this week's cover story, since telling Oprah Winfrey in 2021 that she felt uncomfortable and unsupported by some members of the royal family.

Prince Harry has recently made brief solo excursions to the U.K. due to King Charles' coronation and his ongoing legal battles with the tabloid media. Meghan and Harry were last seen together in the U.K. during Queen Elizabeth's funeral in September.

"The situation with his father and brother is still very difficult for him,” the source says. "Meghan is always supportive of it though. She used to be negative about it. It seems she has kind of moved on now."

Another insider adds, "They have moved continents. They have set up a new life with their kids."

The source says Meghan "just wants to focus on their kids and their life in Montecito."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex "are very united when it comes to family values and how to raise their kids. They are both great parents," the source adds. "Their kids are their world."

The couple's "goal," says a source, is for Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lili, 2, to "have a normal life as much as possible."

The children's upbringing is "very play-based. They have several play areas, including a climbing gym on their property."