Meghan Markle shares Archie’s heartwarming after pre-school ritual

Meghan Markle has revealed son Archie has a heartwarming ritual on his way home from pre-school.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex after a boat trip during the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023
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Meghan Markle has revealed Archie has a heartwarming ritual of giving homeless people food and water kits on their way home from pre-school. 

Meghan Markle has revealed the heartwarming ritual she shares with son Archie each time they return home from pre-school.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are forever championing causes close to their hearts and it looks like they're involving their own children in some of their charitable work too.

Meghan and Harry are expected to spend more time with Archie and Lilibet after they returned home to the US after being in the UK with the Royal Family to attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

Meghan, who is mum to son Archie, four, and daughter Lilibet, one, has revealed the sweet lengths she goes to educate son Archie on how people have different lives.

In an interview with The Cut, for the New York Times, she gave its reporter Allison P. Davis, an insight into her family routine - which includes a sweet heartwarming ritual on the school run.

Describing the car ride, Allison wrote, "If he [Archie] forgets to say please or thank you, Meghan reminds him of the manners that make the man." 

She then added: "At a stoplight, she [Meghan] reaches into the trunk and produces a brand-new black backpack and hands it to her security detail to give to an unhoused man on the corner.  

"They are teaching Archie that some people live in big houses, some in small, and that some are in between homes. They made kits to pass out with water and peanut-butter crackers and granola bars. 'I ate one!' Archie contributes."

Meghan also revealed that she attended a child's birthday party and speaking about the event, she recalled, "I was in a bouncy castle, and I saw this one-year-old inside. I was like, 'Where's your mom?' And this mom on the outside goes, 'Oh, hi! I'm here. I wasn't sure if I should come in."

According to Allison, Meghan then laughed before adding, "I was like, 'Do you need your child? Of course you can come in.'" 

And Meghan's bouncy castle caring side is similar to that shown by Kate Middleton when she had an unlikely chat with a boy outside a train toilet until she realised his father was using the loo.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.