Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan welcomed their first child – the very adorable Archie Harrison – back in May.
The Sussexes do Vogue
Right off the bat, there’s been much chatter about all things Archie, including when he’s going to get a brother or sister. Or brothers and sisters.
Thanks to Vogue we need to speculate no more. Harry himself appears on the pages of the esteemed fashion mag’s September issue and he’s spilling the royal beans.
In the interview Harry chatted to Jane about his own affinity with the environment – and she urged him not to place it under too much further pressure.
“Because of the people that I’ve met and the places that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to, I’ve always had a connection and a love for nature,” Harry told Jane.
“I view it differently now, without question. But I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children …”
Jane breaks in at this point with a good-natured suggestion – “Not too many!” she laughs.
“Two, maximum!” is Harry’s response. “We should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation.”
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Earlier this summer HRH The Duke of Sussex met with world renowned ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall for an intimate conversation on environment, activism, and the world as they see it. This special sit-down was requested by The Duchess of Sussex, who has long admired Dr. Goodall and wanted to feature her in the September issue of @BritishVogue, which HRH has guest edited. HRH and Dr. Goodall spoke candidly about many topics including the effects of unconscious bias, and the need for people to acknowledge that your upbringing and environment can cause you to be prejudiced without realising it. The Duke described that “[when] you start to peel away all the layers, all the taught behaviour, the learned behaviour, the experienced behaviour, you start to peel all that away – and at the end of the day, we’re all humans.” • Through @RootsandShoots the global youth service program @JaneGoodallInst founded in 1991, she has created and encouraged a global youth community to recognise the power of their individual strength – that each day you live, you can make a difference. Photos: ©️SussexRoyal / Chris Allerton #ForcesForChange
“We’re all humans”
Harry also broached the subject of racism, something close to his own heart considering his biracial family and the hate that’s been aimed at Meghan.
“What I love about your work is that you focus on the younger generation,” he told Jane. “[When] you start to peel away all the layers, all the taught behaviour, the learned behaviour, the experienced behaviour, you start to peel all that away and at the end of the day, we’re all humans.”
“If you get little kids together, there’s no difference!” Jane agreed. “They don’t notice, ‘My skin’s white, mine’s black,’ until somebody tells them.”
“Kids are taught to hate. They are actually taught to hate,” she continues, implying that it’s up to parents to do better. To be better. We could not agree more.
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We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: “Forces for Change” For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective. The women on the cover include: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better. • “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying “Yes!” – and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.” – The Duchess of Sussex #ForcesForChange