Inside Archie & Lilibet's Low-Key Life: Running Around Their Montecito Mansion, Celeb Playdates & More
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s kids Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 7 months, are experiencing a dramatically different upbringing than their royal cousins.
“Instead of a castle, they live in a mansion in Montecito overlooking the Pacific Ocean,” says a source. Archie spends most of his days playing outside. “Like his dad, Archie likes to be barefoot,” dishes the source
“There’s a cool playhouse in their garden and Archie loves running around the lawn with the dogs. He’s at the age where he can’t keep still.”
When he does settle down, the source says Archie likes to dote on his sister, who’s a bit more calm and laid-back than her big brother. “Lili likes to sit back and take everything in,” says the source.
“So far, she has her mother’s dark hair, and she loves to smile, coo and blow bubbles. Nannies say she's really an angel!"
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Harry and Meghan gave fans a look at their growing family in their 2021 holiday card. “Harry sees a lot of himself in Archie,” says a source, “and Lili takes after Meghan.”
Thanks to their parents’ Hollywood connections, Archie and Lili have already been hobnobbing with some celebrity kids! “Meghan and Harry include Archie and Lili in all of their socializing, so they have a few famous friends of their own,” says the source.
“They’ve had playdates with Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s 16-month-old, Daisy, and David Foster and Katharine McPhee’s baby boy, Rennie [10 months], as well.”
Still, the source insists Harry and Meghan want to raise their kids to be unaffected by fame and fortune. “They will make sure Archie and Lili get a diverse education and want them to be able to express what’s on their mind."
"Growing up royal, Harry was often discouraged from saying what he felt, but he won’t dissuade his own children from doing that. With any luck, Archie and Lili will learn how to treat people with kindness and generosity.”