Ever since leaving the Royal family to go do their own thing, Meghan and Harry have become some serious role models for setting boundaries with families, living your truth, and demanding self-respect. We’ve come to see the family blossom and grow during this new chapter, especially in their revealing interview with talk show mega-star Oprah Winfrey. The exclusive chat featured insight onto mental health and how the Royal family impacted it, as well as deets on Meg’s relationship with Kate Middleton, and other more serious topics.
Before the interview, Oprah showed audiences a clip of the ex-Duchess and Duke’s massive nine-bedroom estate in Montecito that cost just over $14 million and has a living area that clocks in at 18,000 square feet. Filled with a spa, wine cellar, library, and billiards area, the outside is just as impressive as the inside, with multiple gardens, tennis houses, and tea houses.
Although the interview covered plenty of serious subject matter, there was one lighthearted and hopeful moment onscreen that we can’t forget. Did you notice it?
When the ex senior royals invited Harry and Meghan to hang out in their chicken coop before the interview, there was one adorable detail that some people breezed over. But it’s this minute detail that shows just how much Meghan and Harry love their little boy, and want to give him only the best. On a sign over the chicken coop’s door, we read, “Archie’s Chick Inn — Established 2021.” Where exactly did the family come across these chickens? Evidently, they rescued them from a factory farm, at least according to the “Daily Mail.”
Social media absolutely lost it when they saw the cheeky play on words with Meghan and Harry’s “Archie’s Chick Inn” sign. One Twitter user wrote, “ARCHIE’S CHICK INN established 2021. Dying at the cuteness of these two.” While another wrote “I’m really invested in Archie’s Chick Inn. #OprahMeghanHarry.” Yet another Twitter user agreed that it was the “cutest thing in the world.”
Part of the reason they decided to have this coop and such a lavish outdoors setting in their property was because they waned to raise Archie with a respect and love for all things in nature. When it comes to living in Montecito, Harry told Oprah, “To have outdoor space where I can go for walks with Archie and we go for walks as a family and with the dogs… You know, we go on hikes or go down to the beach, which is so close.”
His favorite thing is putting Archie on the back of his bike in his baby seat and taking him on bike rides. Harry himself was never able to do that when he was young, and the son of Diana says that it’s been “really fulfilling to get back to basics.”
Their second baby, a little girl, was welcomed in June of 2021, named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Meghan gave birth to her in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California. The name was inspired by the Royal Family’s nickname of the Queen, while the middle name was of course and homage to Diana, the Princess of Wales. Why was it the Queen’s nickname? Because when Princess Elizabeth was a young child, she couldn’t say her name properly as a toddler, and King George V affectionately called her that, turning it into a sweet pet name.
Recently, Harry said he wanted to take a new approach to family unlike the one that he was raised with, saying he wants to “break the cycle of pain and suffering” by raising his children differently. We’re sure that this family will be filled with love and positive values, and that Archie will be a great big brother to his little sis. The big question is — if Archie gets his own chicken coop named after him, what will Lillibet inherit?