Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle took a much-needed break from watching their baby boy to enjoy a baseball game — but they weren’t well-rested.
Like many new parents, the royal couple told a fan at the New York Yankees versus Boston Red Sox game in London that their son was up screaming all night.
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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames. Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park. The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ – it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport. On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country. Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio. Photo credit: PA
Mom Bianca Rainbow-Jones told People that she spoke to Prince Harry while attending the game with her own fussy baby, 9-month-old Raphaella.
The prince told Rainbow-Jones that he and his wife had stayed up all night tending to 7-week-old Archie:
“We talked babies! They said, ‘We’ve just left [the screaming] – we had that about an hour before we came here!’”
“Harry said they had a sleepless night.”
The royal couple welcomed their first child together on May 6, nearly a year after they tied the knot.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
The royal duo confirmed the news in an announcement on their Instagram. It read, in part:
The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple [thanks] members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.
Two days after his birth, Markle said their bundle of joy had “the sweetest temperament.” She added:
“He’s really calm.”
However, it comes as no surprise that he’s not sleeping through the night.
According to Baby Center, newborns sleep for about 16 to 17 hours a day until they are about three months old.
The issue is that they usually don’t sleep for more than a few hours at a time — and that can be a headache for new parents.
Thankfully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for the parents.
Infants usually start sleeping for stretches of eight to 12 hours at around four months. That means little Archie may start sleeping the full night in the weeks to come.
What are your tricks for getting a newborn to sleep? Let us know in the comments.