“Harry thinks about Diana every day. He’s sad his mother won’t ever meet Archie and knows she would’ve absolutely adored him,” a source tells Closer Weekly exclusively. “Diana loved children and would’ve made the most amazing grandmother. She would’ve showered Archie with love and spoiled him with gifts.”
The duke and his wife, Meghan Markle, welcomed their first child on May 6, and while Diana will not meet the little one, the newest royal has already met his great grandmother Queen Elizabeth, his grandma, Doria Ragland, and has heard kind words from his uncle and aunt, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
“It’s really exciting for both of them,” the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, told a Daily Express reporter, alongside her husband, 36, shortly after Archie entered the world. “These next few weeks, it’s always very daunting first time around so wish them all the best.”
“It’s such a special time — with [Prince] Louis and [Princess] Charlotte just having had their birthdays. It’s such a great time of the year to have a baby. Spring’s in the air, so it’s really great,” Kate continued. “As William said, we look forward to meeting him and finding out what his name’s going to be.”
Harry and Meghan, 37, will have plenty of strong and caring people to influence and support Archie, but the duke also wants to raise his child the way he was brought up. “Diana was a fantastic mom and very hands-on,” another insider exclusively told Closer Weekly. “Harry remembers all the fun times they had as a family — Trips to Thorpe Park, skiing in Europe and much more, and wants to follow in her footsteps when it comes to raising Archie — always being there for him and giving him a loving, normal upbringing.”
The source added, “He couldn’t have asked for a better mom and even though she isn’t here today knows she would’ve been proud of him.”
We are so eager to see the wonderful person Archie grows up to be!
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