Inside Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s new life as parents to Baby Archie

It's hard to believe that it's already been five weeks since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, introducing him to the world two days after his birth on the 6th of May at a photo call at Windsor Castle.

Since then the Duchess has been tucked away at the family's new home Frogmore Cottage, bar a brief appearance at Saturday's Trooping the Colour parade, spending quality time with the new bub, while Harry keeps up with royal duties.

Of course, this hasn't stopped the doting father from being hands on and keeping up his co-parenting responsibilities, with a close source revealing to ELLE that while Meghan is breastfeeding, Harry is the one in charge of changing the nappies.

Harry wants to be as "involved as possible" the source reveals, and despite the couple feeling the effects of sleepless nights, as many new parents do, they're "enjoying every minute of it."

Royal correspondent Carolyn Durand reveals Meghan had loved having her mother, Doria Ragland, stay with them during the weeks leading to and after Archie's birth, who had been indispensable in supporting and helping Meghan and Harry settle into their new routine and life as parents.

The source reveals the couple are loving their new life at Frogmore Cottage and the privacy the location of the new home, on the Windsor estate, affords them – enjoying long walks in the beautiful grounds.

"It is quiet and out of the hustle and bustle of London," a trusted confidant tells ELLE.

"For them all to be able to walk freely and enjoy the beautiful area is such a sensational treat!"

The couple are said to have also loved inviting friends and family over to meet little Archie, with Harry more than happy to cook and make tea for their guests.

Earlier this month some of Meghan's closest friends flew into Britain to meet the new royal, including her long-time friend Jessica Mulroney and tennis icon Serena Williams.

"[Archie] is the cutest little thing I've ever seen," a family member reveals to Carolyn.

"They couldn't be happier."

Meghan's made just one public appearance, at Saturday's Trooping the Colour, since introducing Archie to the world in early May. (Image: Getty)

While Meghan is expected to remain on maternity leave for another three months, a similar amount of time taken by the Duchess of Cambridge, talk has already turned to who the couple will hire as a nanny, with royal expert Victoria Howard telling The Express earlier this week that the Sussexes are likely to go for a "non-traditional" choice for Archie.

When asked whether Meghan and Harry would opt for the traditional choice of a prestigious Norland nanny, Victoria replied, "No definitely not," saying that while they'll absolutely look for someone experiences, their more likely to find someone who had "a more rounded attitude towards child rearing."

Anecdotes of Meghan and Harry settling well into life as parents comes amidst reports the couple are planning a royal tour to Africa later this year with an extended stay expected sometime next year.

While it's yet unclear whether Archie is set to join them, if he does he'll become the youngest royal to undertake an international royal tour, at just six-months-old.

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