Meghan Markle heartbreak: Duchess fears for Archie’s social life amid lockdown loneliness

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MEGHAN MARKLE fears for Archie’s social skills as she attempts to be part of a “Mommy and Me” class to surround herself with other new mothers.

Meghan is concerned about Archie not spending time with other babies, a close friend revealed to DailyMail.com. The friend said: “Meghan said Archie needs to learn emotional and social skills by being around other young children, something he can’t do with adults.

“Meghan said ideally they (she and Archie) would be in a baby group class that met in person a couple of times a week.

“This would give Archie the opportunity to play with other toddlers and help develop his brain.”

However, Meghan believes joining such groups and building friendships with other mums would be “impossible”.

The friend added: “Meghan said she would love to be part of a ‘Mommy and Me’ community, but knows this is impossible even if there was no COVID-19 because of who she is.

Meghan Markle fears for Archie’s social skills amid lockdown loneliness

Meghan Markle fears for Archie’s social skills amid lockdown loneliness (Image: Getty)

“She said she’s just too well known to do normal things.”

Meghan, Prince Harry and their son, Archie, have been spending lockdown with their friend Tyler Perry.

The couple have been staying at the Hollywood tycoon’s mansion since March, when they left Canada for Los Angeles.

The friend said: “Meghan does take advantage of connecting with others online and on Zoom, but says it’s just not the same as in person.

Meghan, Prince Harry and their son, Archie, have been spending lockdown with their friend Tyler Perry

Meghan, Prince Harry and their son, Archie, have been spending lockdown with their friend Tyler Perry (Image: Getty)

“Plus the consistency of biweekly ‘Mommy and Me’ classes would be good for Archie and a place where she could just be a mom and make new lifelong friends.”

Prince Harry and Meghan have been supporting causes close to their hearts since their move to North America.

Recently, the royal couple participated in a video call with young leaders to discuss racism and injustice.

Speaking to Chrisann Jarrett, co-founder of We Belong and Alicia Wallace, director of Equality Bahamas, Prince Harry said: “When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past.

Prince Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan have been supporting causes close to their hearts since their move to North America (Image: Getty)

“So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do.

“It’s not going to be easy and in some cases it’s not going to be comfortable, but it needs to be done, because, guess what, everybody benefits.”

But Meghan was back in the spotlight after her best friend, Jessica Mulroney, threatened to sue black influencer Sasha Exeter over a racism row that started on Instagram.

Ms Mulroney was dismissed from ABC’s Good Morning America and had her Canadian reality TV show cancelled.

In her public apology, she referenced Meghan, writing: “I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where race was front and centre.

The Queen, Prince Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan stepped back as senior royals earlier this year (Image: Getty)

“It was deeply educational. I learned a lot from that.”

Meghan did not comment on the issue, but people close to Ms Mulroney alleged Meghan had remained silent in order to appear “woke”.

A close friend of Meghan’s said: “She said Jessica is in no way a racist, but the way she handled the situation was tone-deaf and heartbreaking.

“Meghan said friends reflect friends and because of what’s at stake she can no longer be associated with Jessica, at least not in public.

“She has to do what she has to do in order to preserve her dignity and her own reputation.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK