Meghan and Harry's home life is more low-key than you might think

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with baby Archie at Windsor Castle [Photo: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently adjusting to life as new parents with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The couple moved into their new home Frogmore Cottage in Windsor at the beginning of April, ahead of their baby’s birth on May 6.

While Meghan and Harry are said to be keen to be hands-on with their child, you might expect that they would have staff around to assist them.

But royal commentator Katie Nicholl reveals in Grazia that that isn’t the case at the moment.

“They have a scaled down entourage at Frogmore,” a source has told Nicholl.

“They don’t yet have a nanny or a team of staff and there’s no chef. Doria has been helping out, she has been indispensable. It’s been a very happy and special week for them all.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are joined by her mother, Doria Ragland, as they show their new son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle [Photo: Chris Allerton - copyright SussexRoyal]

Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland has been staying with the couple in Windsor since before the birth of her first grandchild.

She was photographed with her daughter, son-in-law and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, as the monarch met Archie for the first time last Wednesday.

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Reports emerged ahead of the birth that Meghan and Harry are looking to hire an American nanny or even a male nanny for their son, within the next three months.

Speaking on Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ Nicholl thinks “it will be probably be somebody who has been recommended by one of their good friends.”

She adds: “I don’t think that sort of traditionalism, that perhaps we’ve seen with the Cambridges, is the way the Sussexes want to go.

“I certainly hear that Harry, not just Meghan, would like to have a more relaxed approach to their parenting, perhaps a bit more modern and progressive in that respect.

“So it could be a ‘Manny’ and it certainly could be American, but I don’t expect it will be a Norland nanny.”

In comparison, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hired Norland nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, when Prince George was eight months old.