The Duke of Sussex has given a rare insight into his family’s daily routine, telling how he finds time for himself when Archie is at school and Lilibet is “taking a nap”.
Prince Harry has given a rare insight into his family’s daily routine, including little daughter Lilibet’s naps, and talked about how Archie has already started school.
The private Duke of Sussex held a live stream with tennis star Serena Williams and the founder of mental health startup BetterUp, Alexi Robichaux, where they discussed “mental fitness”.
The Prince admitted that he has “experienced exhaustion” and previously felt he was “coming to the end of everything he had”.
It was while discussing “self-care” and “meditation” that Harry talked about his family’s routine and how he found time for himself.
Harry said that his eldest son, Archie, just two years old, has already started school and that he would take “half an hour or 45 minutes” for him when his daughter Lilibet was “taking a nap”.
He said: “Even if you have a 15-minute whiteboard, now I put in about half an hour or 45 minutes in the morning when I’m like ‘OK, one of the kids is off to school, the other is taking a siesta, there is a pause in our program”.
Archie, who turns three in May, was born in the UK before moving to the US with family in 2020 and Lilibet has only ever known life in California, where she was born in June last year.
The Mirror previously reported how Harry and Meghan’s first child started nursery at a school that teaches things like “emotional literacy”, mindfulness and how to be kind and take care of the environment.
Meghan was seen driving Archie to school, then carrying his green backpack and space-themed lunch box.
Harry told the live webinar how he uses his free time to improve himself, revealing: “It’s for exercise, walking the dog, getting out in nature, maybe meditating.”
Discussing his mental health routine, Harry said: “I know I need to meditate every day.
“Once you have to introduce yourself to other people, self-care is the first thing that goes away.”
He said he uses his free time “whether it’s exercising, walking the dog, getting out in nature, maybe meditating.”
During the conversation, Serena Williams also revealed her close relationship with Harry and how the royals “are always solving all the problems in my life.”
The 23-time Grand Slam champion, 40, said the pair spoke for “hours” and that he was a “coach” to her.
The Better Up platform, which connects clients with “coaches” who offer personal development guidance, took over Harry as director of impact in March 2021, a year after he stepped down as a working member of the royal family.
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The Duke admitted that he himself had used the service and spoke regularly with his trainer.
During a conversation about seeking guidance from others, Harry said: “I think people will need to rely on each other and professional help, but not just professional help. Also friends, family, maybe complete strangers. Anyone can help.” in that training process.
Williams replied, “Yes. And I’m glad you said it’s not just professional help, Harry, because it could be a friend or it could be someone who has experience or just gives you a good perspective and that you can give good feedback on.
“And I know I joke around a lot, but Harry is actually one of my coaches. Every time I see him, he’s always solving all the problems in my life.”