Is Duchess Meghan planning this sweet summer tradition with baby Archie?

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You may or may not know that before Meghan was a Duchess, back when she was a regular old global star and Suits cast member, she had a blog called The Tig.

Bookworm Meg

Sadly the blog has disappeared now, archived once she became engaged to Prince Harry, but thankfully the internet never forgets and her posts are still floating about. 

One, in particular, is gathering momentum, as royal fans think it might provide some clues to how she’s planning to raise Archie.

Meghan and Harry are keeping pretty much all details of their little boy a secret, in their quest to raise him as a private citizen. This means there’s a total thirst for details about the youngest royal child.

It turns out that Meghan had some plans about what she thought constituted an ideal childhood way back in 2014 – a couple of years before she met Prince Harry.

In a post about favourite summer reads, she revealed that her co-star Sarah Rafferty spent the warmer months lazing about and reading with her kids. Sarah’s mum to 11-year-old Oona and seven-year-old Iris.

Meg noted this was a gorgeous way to pass the holidays and spend time together – and shared some of the books Sarah was reading with her daughter. (Apparently she mostly read with Oona perhaps because Iris was just a baby when this post was published.)

“For summer reading with her daughter (AKA the sweetest tradition I can think of), Sarah shares the below,” Meghan wrote.

“Oona and I do summer reading together,” Sarah explained. “We did the abridged versions of Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden and she loved them.”

“We started The Tale of Despereaux last week and I am in love with that little romantic mouse. Last summer Wonder was amazing and I would recommend it to kids and adults alike.”

Storytime with Archie

So it’s clear that Meg quite fancies this summer reading tradition too – and we’re guessing she might take up the very same thing with Archie.

What books they might read together is not so clear, but considering Archie is just a few months old we’re recommending the following for starters …

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Time For Bed by Mem Fox and

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The Tig Summer Reading List

And if you’re interested to know what Meghan herself reading way back in those Suits days, we can reveal these were here summer faves in 2014:

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy and

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Those recommendations still stand up, in my opinion! All brilliant books!

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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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