Meghan Markle's Enchanting Early Years: A Mirror to Archie

Unveiling the Duchess's Cherished Moments from Her Youth.

by Nouman Rasool
Meghan Markle's Enchanting Early Years: A Mirror to Archie
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Previously unseen pictures have emerged of the Meghan Markle smiling and laughing during the enchanting days of her early childhood. The touching snaps, which revealed a cute comparison between Meghan and her son Archie, open an insight on how the Duchess was brought up in the peaceful neighbourhood in Los Angeles of View Park–Windsor Hills.

Meghan, now 42, began her education at the Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse. Undoubtedly, by the time she was eleven, it had already become commonplace for her and a few friends to have initiated their campaign to have Procter & Gamble change the language in their advertisements to gender-neutral, thus reinforcing her early advocacy toward equality.

Away from the public efforts, Meghan's formative years are largely a reflection of the effort put in by her mother, Doria Ragland, after her parents' divorce when she was just two years old. At nine, Meghan went to live with her father, Thomas Markle, and he became her primary custodian so that her mother could concentrate on her career.

She was still in school at that time; Meghan continued to post-secondary education at eighteen.

Childhood Glimpses Unveiled

In an amazing exclusive from MailOnline, the world got treated to the first-ever public photographs of Meghan as a newborn, tenderly cradled by her maternal grandmother, Jeanette.

Further adding to the collection is a snap of a young Meghan wearing a black hoodie, looking up into the camera, looking the spit of her son Archie. Further to this collection is a snap of Meghan and her father, with whom she's currently estranged.

The last time he was in touch with Meghan was before the marriage to Prince Harry in April 2018, while Thomas Markle continued to fight with health problems that did not allow him to make a flight to his daughter's wedding.

Talking about Meghan's early days, Shawn Johnson, Meghan's cousin, said she was "always really sweet" and she had that natural "star quality." He commended Meghan for having so much maturity and caring for others around her.

These glimpses are not just an insight into the young Meghan Markle but also identify some of the building blocks that made her character and values.

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