Prince Harry 'Can’t Imagine' Life Without Baby Archie, 'Absolutely Adores' Meghan Markle's Mom

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The couple hope that Markle's 'amazing' mom will have a major role in the newborn's life, a source tells ET.

Prince Harry is adjusting to sleepless nights and dirty diapers and it seems the 34-year-old royal wouldn’t have it any other way!

The new dad chatted about fatherhood with mother of two Amy Scullard during a visit to Oxford Children’s Hospital in Oxford, England, on Tuesday.

“Harry asked me if my 10-week-old daughter, Ida, was over the stormy period as babies are supposed to be grumpy for the first 10 weeks -- and she is,” Scullard told reporters. “He said he's getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life. He said he just feels part of the family and he can't imagine life without his son.”

During the visit, Harry was sweetly gifted a cute teddy bear for Archie from 13-year-old former hospital patient, Daisy Wingrove, a gesture that had the prince beaming.

The royal, who also met with leukaemia and brain tumor patients, shared that his newborn had kept him awake the previous night, adding that he’s still getting used to the idea of being a parent.

As he and his wife of almost one year, Meghan Markle, adjust to parenthood, the young royals have the help of Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, who flew to the U.K. from America ahead of the birth.

A source tells ET that Doria has been “very hands-on” helping Meghan, 37, and Harry, who “absolutely adores” his mother-in-law, found it “very special” to spend Mother’s Day with her and his new family.

The couple wants Doria to be a major part of their son’s life. “She’s amazing,” the source says.

According to the source, Doria has no immediate plans to relocate to England permanently but is “planning on staying for a few more weeks” with the family at their Frogmore Cottage home. She then intends to make extended visits to her grandson, the source says. 


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