Prince Harry is determined to give his and wife Meghan Markle's 2-year-old son, Archie — and their daughter, who will arrive this summer — the childhood he never had while they settle into their new lives in California.
"I do think it's by design that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle keep Archie's life private," royal expert Kinsey Schofield shared on Access Hollywood. "They want to give him a semi-normal upbringing, which you see when Meghan's picking him up from preschool."
"They want him to be a regular little boy," she insisted. "They don't want him to feel this bizarre weight of royalty on his shoulders."
Schofield added that a "normal" childhood comes with a few downfalls.
"I think the biggest differences in the upbringing of Archie and Prince George are really a support system," she pointed out. "Prince George is growing up with cousins that have parents that have gone through the royal wringer. He's going to be surrounded by all of these adults that know exactly what everything means and why things are happening and why people are interested in him and they can tell him history."
"And I think with baby Archie, although Meghan and Harry are incredible communicators, he's still going to be confused as to why there are people hiding in the bushes tying to get his photo," Kinsey explained, referencing the paparazzi. "So I think the biggest difference between George and baby Archie when it comes to their upbringing is really that huge family support system and people can explain to them and mentor them along the way in regards to royalty and responsibilities."
Despite the rift between Harry and his brood, several members of the royal family did send their well-wishes to Archie on his May 6 birthday.
"Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today. 🎈🎂," read the caption on Prince William and Kate Middleton's Instagram account, which was accompanied by a photo from the tot's christening.
Queen Elizabeth II also made a tribute to her great-grandson posting a photo with the caption, "Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today. 🎈."