Archie Harrison is half American, and his mom wants to make sure he has a strong connection to her home country from an early age. A new report says Duchess Meghan wants to take her son to Los Angeles to introduce him to the US as soon as she’s able to fly.
“Meghan likes to do things her way,” a source told Us Weekly. “She’s a very strong woman who wants to use her role to modernize the monarchy, which is one of the reasons she and Harry decided to reject a title for Archie. [She and husband Prince Harry] want their son to lead a normal life.”
Meghan's mom,Doria Ragland, lives in Los Angeles, where Meghan was born and was brought up. Since she was raised in the US, that likely means Archie will grow up practicing many American traditions, since the source told the publication his mother believes it’s crucial he understands his roots.
“For Meghan, it’s just as important for Archie to learn about her family history as it is for him to learn about his royal ancestors, so she plans to go on a trip to L.A. with him once she’s comfortable taking him on a plane,” the source said.
Doria recently spent about a month in the UK, where she helped Meghan and Harry get ready for Archie’s birth. She was also with the family of three on the day Archie was born, and was around for a few weeks after to help Meghan and Harry acclimatize to being parents. Doria has since returned home to the US, and was spotted walking her dogs in Los Angeles this week.
A trip to SoCal wouldn’t be the first time Meghan has jetted back to America as a royal. In February, many of her friends gathered in New York City for a special baby shower organized by Serena Williams.