The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking at the pandemic as a little blessing in disguise, as it has allowed them to spend more time with their son, Archie. Speaking to activist Malala Yousafzai on the occasion of International Day of the Girl, the royal couple were asked how they have been spending time during COVID-19.

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After teasing that they had spending a lot of the time on Zoom calls, they both explained they spent more time with their “little one” as in a normal world, their work would kept them busy and would inhibit quality time with their son.

“We were both there for his first steps, his first run, his first fall…everything,” Prince Harry shares, saying he’s grateful for the time he’s been able to spend with Archie. “Those are really special moments.”

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Meghan also chimed in on the subject. “It’s just fantastic because I think in so many ways we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow, and in the absence of Covid, we would be travelling and working more externally and we’d miss a lot of those moments. So I think it’s been a lot of really good family time.”

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The Duke and Duchess spoke to the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner about the considerable impact the pandemic has had on girls and their education, as well as about the impact on the family. “We do take it for granted and it is a privilege but every single person, every single child, every single young person needs an education,” Prince Harry said.

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