Meghan Markle and Prince Harry talk about the first steps of their son Archie

Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, chatted via video link with Pakistani human rights defender Malala Yusufzai on the occasion of International Girls’ Day. They talked about the barriers that prevent 130 million girls around the world from going to school and why it is so important to advocate for every girl’s right to school.

In a conversation with Malala, the Dukes of Sussex also spoke about their personal lives. They noted that in recent months they have spent a lot of time as a family and both witnessed the first steps of their one and a half-year-old son Archie.

We were both with him when he took his first steps. We saw his first “run”, the first fall – everything he did the first time,

– said Prince Harry.

And his wife noted that if it were not for the coronavirus pandemic, they could have missed all this.

In many ways, we are lucky that now is such a time that we can watch him grow. If not for COVID-19, we would travel and work more. We would have missed many moments like this,

– added Megan.

Meghan recently revealed that Archie is actively settling into their new home in Santa Barbara and does not allow Harry and him to relax too much.

Archie is doing well. We were lucky with our baby. He is very fussy, he is everywhere. He keeps us on our toes. We are very happy, – She said during a video chat with the Evening Standard.