Prince Harry reveals his secret to stopping Archie and Lilibet from crying - and you can try it too

The Duke of Sussex has opened up on his parenting tips during a recent interview.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on red carpet
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Prince Harry has revealed the secret technique he uses to stop his children Archie and Lilibet from crying - and you can try it too!

Prince Harry has opened up on the parenting technique he uses to stop Archie and Lilibet from crying.

The Duke of Sussex is very much a hands-on dad since stepping back as senior working members of the royal family and settling down in LA with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children Archie, three, and Lilibet, one.

And after releasing his bombshell memoir Spare, Harry has given fans a deeper insight into his personal life and in doing so he has opened up more about fatherhood and his parenting style.

In a recent interview with Dr Gabor Maté, Prince Harry shared the sure fast way he gets his kids to stop crying and it doesn't involve the controlled crying technique.

He explained, "Your children pick up on your energy more than you will ever know.

"If you had asked me about energy, seven, eight, 10 years ago I would have said “What are you talking about”. When I had my first child I realised what was going on."

Archie was born in 2019 - a year after Harry and Meghan got married and he's learnt a lot since then.

Harry stressed the key to successful soothing is ‘all about energy’, before adding, "Sometimes I would have to remove myself from the room, take a deep breath, let it out.

"And literally try and change my whole energy and go back in there. And all of a sudden he’s falling asleep in my arms."

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and baby Archie

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Archie and Lilibet made a rare visit to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee last year and it's not clear whether they will return to the UK this year for King Charles' Coronation.

Prince Harry, who has a strained relationship with his father King Charles and brother Prince William has also shared his feelings on children experiencing anger and frustration.

He said, "If they have a moment of frustration, allow them to have that and then talk to them about it afterwards," the dad added.

"Kids having those outbursts I think is part of growing up."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)