Before Meghan Markle joined the Royal family, she loved posting snaps of her whipping up her favourite meals on social media. She shared recipes with fans, including her delicious 'sexy, filthy pasta', and made everyone very, very jealous with pictures of the amazing dishes she was tucking into. So it's hardly surprising that the Duchess and new mum has continued her passion since marrying Prince Harry and welcoming her baby boy Archie. Meghan is very hands on at home, cooking meals for her family and rarely relying on palace staff.
One of her pals told Vanity Fair 's Katie Nicholl that Meghan avoids buying food from upmarket stores like Harrods and instead favourites the online company Ocado. She does all the ordering herself, so she knows exactly what treats the family has to look forward to each week. Sources also say that like lots of other mums-to-be, Meghan spent the last few weeks of her pregnancy prepping and freezing organic meals ready for the busy few months ahead. The couple reportedly spent lots of time walking around the grounds of Frogmore Cottage with the pushchair and their dog. They are said to be "enjoying every minute" of their role as parents, but they're not immune from the sleepless nights faced by all new mums and dads.
The couple is determined to raise their son in their own way and want to keep him out of the spotlight wherever possible. Their latest step towards achieving this was announcing that his christening will be completely private, and they will not even release the names of the godparents. They've said this is "in keeping with their wishes". They have also announced that they will release official photos from the day at a later point. The Archbishop of Canterbury will do the christening at the Private Chapel in Windsor Castle, and the couple has asked photographer Chris Allerton to take pictures on their special day.
The news will disappoint many Royal fans who were looking forward to seeing snaps of the Sussexes arrive at the service. A statement, released by Buckingham Palace today, reads, "Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 July. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to sharing some images taken on the day by photographer Chris Allerton. The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private." About 25 people are set to attend the celebrations, including members of the family, close friends, and the Godparents.Read More