Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s parenting breakthrough is revealed by the Duchess’ friend

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have experienced a breakthrough in parenting their two children, according to the Duchess' friend.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be coping well with parenting their two children after a friend described their success as 'striking a rhythm' as a family of four.

The former Suits star and her royal husband Prince Harry, are parents to son Archie, two, and daughter Lilibet-Diana, six months, and have set up a new life for themselves living in LA.

Prince Harry previously revealed his fatherhood challenges, telling Ed Sheeran back in July that "Two is definitely a juggle".

And just five months later, Daniel Martin, a make-up artist, and friend of Meghan, has shed some light into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's family life.

He believes Meghan and Prince Harry have found the perfect balance with their two children.

He told People Royals, "They are loving life as a family of four. They've struck a rhythm as a foursome."

Meghan revealed on her surprise appearance on The Ellen Show last month that Archie was loving being a big brother.

She spilled, "I think it’s just, everyone tells you — well, someone told H and I, ‘When you have one kid it‘s a hobby, and two children is parenting. Suddenly we realized, ‘Oh, right.’ Everyone talks about what it‘s like for the second child, but no one talks about the adjustment for the first child when the second one comes along. So I think they have this moment of, ‘Oh, this is fun. Oh, this how it is now.’”

And now the Sussexes have two children they are unlikely to have any more children in the future as Prince Harry referenced concerns for the environment as the reason they would limit themselves to two children during an interview with ethologist Dr Jane Goodall for wife Meghan Markle's guest-edited issue of British Vogue back in September 2019,

Discussing having kids, Dr Jane Goodall said, "Not too many!", to which Harry replied, "Two, maximum!"

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and son Archie

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

"I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed," he continued. "And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation."

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!)