Although Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, is only five-months-old, the kid is now forming a bond with other people. By the looks of it, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son’s future best friends are not members of the Royal Family.
According to Express, Archie has a special bond with two of Meghan’s stylists: James Benoit and George Northwood. Benoit is the former actress’ hairdresser while Northwood is the celebrity stylist, who the Suits star chose to style her hair on her wedding reception last year.
Benoit, reportedly, has a cute friendship with Archie since the day he was born. As the two will continuously be part of Meghan’s styling entourage, they may continue to play a significant role in Archie’s life. Loyal expert Angela Mollard revealed Prince Harry aims to keep their family’s “inner-circle tight” and give their son a private life.
On the podcast Royals, Mollard said Prince Harry wanted to raise Archie with the same upbringing Zara Philips gave her daughters, Mia and Lena. In reading the biography of Angela Lavin, who joined the Duke on royal tours and interviews, Mollard learned Lavin knew that what the Prince wanted is to give his child a peaceful and private. “He very much feels that he’s down that hierarchy from William, it should afford him the kind of life that Zara and Peter Phillips enjoyed,” she explained.
Aside from Meghan’s stylists, Archie is also set to have a new, non-Royal-Family-member friend come January. MSN reported Lindsay Roth, one of the Duchess’ best friends from her college days at Northern University, is heavy with her second child and about to give birth next year.
Meghan served as Roth’s maid of honor when she got married to the television producer Gavin Jordan in 2016. Hence, their kids will surely be playmates in the future. Although Roth is not an active Instagram user, she shared the news on the site when she was at the Babor Signature Spa at The Dominick in New York City.
“The most relaxing 80 minutes all summer happened today for this working-hard #preggo mama,’ she wrote,” she captioned her snap. This made her followers surprised as she had yet to officially announce that she’s expecting. However, an online registry page noted she might be four months pregnant.
As Roth and Jordan seem to split their time between New York City and London, Archie will surely have a lot of time to spend with the family and their upcoming baby. Reports claimed that Meghan and Prince Harry’s child would, undoubtedly, have a lot of friends in and out of the Royal Family.