You don’t need to have a fancy nickname just because you have a fancy title. Meghan Markle’s nickname for Prince Harry is short, sweet and to the point. He may be a royal, but Harry is simply “H” to Meghan, as revealed in ITV’s new documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.
Last month, we learned Meghan Markle’s nickname for 5-month-old Archie is Bubba, and now we’ve come to find out that she keeps things just as low-key for her husband. The real question, though: What does Harry call Meghan?
The Duchess of Sussex revealed her nickname for her Duke while discussing something much more important than nicknames. In an interview, she opened up about the difficulties of living life in the public eye.
“In all honesty, I have said for a long time to H — that is what I call him — it’s not enough to just survive something, that’s not the point of life,” she said. “You have got to thrive. You have got to feel happy, and I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip.”
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child – no one else did at the time, but we did – and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images
Meghan added that her life as a royal has been harder than she imagined it would be. “I tried, I really tried, but I think what that does internally is probably really damaging,” she said. “The biggest thing that I know is that I never thought this would be easy but I thought it would be fair, and that is the part that is hard to reconcile but [I] just take each day as it comes.”
It’s not all bad, though. The Duchess added, “The good thing is that I have got my baby and I have got my husband and they are the best.”
Harry & Meghan: An African Journey aired in the U.K. on Sunday and will air in the U.S. on ABC on Wednesday, October 23, at 10 p.m. ET.