Meghan will be ‘low maintenance, hands-on’ mum, friends say

Meghan will be a “low maintenance” and “hands-on” mother, according to some of her friends who have been interviewed on US TV.

Janina Gavankar, an actress and friend of the Duchess of Sussex told CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King : “I think she’ll be very low maintenance.

“I think that she will be very hands-on, the way she would have been if she hadn’t married into the royal family.

The Duchess of Sussex places her hand next to her baby son
Image: Archie’s parents want him to have as normal life as possible

“Meghan and I have talked about her being a mother for over a decade. She has always wanted to be a mom,” added Gavankar, who attended Meghan’s marriage to Prince Harry in May 2018.

Meghan, 37, and her husband, welcomed their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the world earlier this month.

Janina Gavankar in February 2019
Image: Janina Gavankar said Meghan would be “low maintenance” as a mother

The royal couple have previously said they want to make sure his life is as normal as possible and those interviewed were confident they could achieve this.

Daniel Martin, the make-up artist for her wedding day who also posted pictures of her baby shower gifts on social media, said: “I feel like Meghan and Harry are really going to keep this kid real.

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“I’m sure the baby’s going to be raised, like, definitely clean and green.

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex
Image: Meghan’s friends said she and Harry would be great parents

“Parenting is difficult in the beginning, but I feel like they got this. They’re ready for this.”

Gavankar added: “There’s just going to be so much love for that baby.”

Mr Martin also gushed about the royal baby’s father, saying Harry is “so good with kids”.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son
Image: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son

“Even when they were doing the family portrait after the wedding with everybody, he was on the floor, just playing with the kids.

“And that’s when I knew him… Like, he’s going to be the coolest dad.”

Gavankar, who has appeared in The L Word and True Blood, and Mr Martin were appearing on a CBS special entitled Meghan And Harry Plus One. King, who fronts the show, is also close friends with the royal couple.

Gayle King
Image: Gayle King

US-born Meghan’s friends also defended her against what they described as “undeserved negative press” reports.

Mr Martin broke down in tears as he said: “You hear these stories and there’s no truth to them.

“I know her so well, and I know she doesn’t deserve all this negative press.”

Gavankar said Meghan does not read headlines – good or bad – because “she knows the metrics you have for your own life cannot be based on a headline”.

The Sun newspaper said the duchess gave permission for her friends to speak publicly about her.

But Buckingham Palace said the duchess had not been involved in the CBS programme, nor had she requested or given permission to friends to participate.

Source: SKY NEWS

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