Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been notably departing from the old and traditional and on to the new and modern.
In short, they have not been following every royal rule there is and it seems that they have no plans in backing out of that mission. Recently, it was reported that they will be raising their firstborn, Archie Harrison the Mountbatten-Windsor, as a vegan, which received mixed reactions from royal fans.
Breaking away from traditions
There is no stopping the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex from doing what they believe is best for their family, even if that meant dodging the long-running traditions inculcated among the royal family. For one, they refused to debut their son on the steps of Lindo Wing days after his birth on May 6.
Kate Middleton has done the ritual for three of her and Prince William’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Even the late Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, made sure to introduce her two sons to the world in the same spot.
Instead, the former “Suits” actress and her husband finally gave us a glimpse, albeit short and limited, of their son at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle. Although it wasn’t in the famous steps we saw the family first, a lot of mothers commended Meghan for showing what a post-partum body looks like when she opted for a dress that accentuated her still-visible baby bump.
Now, reports are stating that Meghan and Prince Harry are going to raise Archie as a vegan. Hmm, where do these rumors come from? Well, fans are curious because as per the grapevine, the 37-year-old is a practicing vegan, too, so it is indeed possible that they would do the same with their child. But, as with every decision that comes out, one will think what Queen Elizabeth II has to say about it.
Apparently, the 92-year-old is far from thrilled in learning about this, an insider said. The Queen would not “tolerate” this, the source added. Veganism, however, is popular among adults nowadays, but for babies, it is quite an intriguing idea, which led us to ask, is this even possible?
Is it Possible?
Before anything else, let’s first analyze if a baby can really be vegan in the sense of the word. In the first months up to the sixth, Archie will rely on breastmilk or formula.
Although breastmilk is not vegan, it came from Meghan, who is a vegan, which means the baby will somehow become one too because the nutrients will come from his mom. Dietician Eliza Savage explained that this is safe as long as the feeding mother would get the sufficient nutrients like iron, protein, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, and B12, from the food she eats.
But what if the baby starts eating? This one is tricky – other nutritionists said it is advantageous while others say it’s not advisable. As for Eliza, it isn’t ideal for babies and kids basically because they may not get the essential vitamins and nutrients needed, especially for picky-eaters. However, another dietitian, Lauren Blake, said children who are vegan have higher fiber intake.