Is Archie falling behind? Duchess Meghan says one-year-old lacks social skills

Meghan Markle is reportedly worried about her son Archie as he doesn't have enough interaction with toddlers his own age.

Meghan also wishes she could join a 'Mommy and Me' to be around other new mothers.

"Meghan said Archie needs to learn emotional and social skills by being around other young children, something he can't do with adults," an insider revealed to Daily Mail.

"Meghan said ideally they (she and Archie) would be in a baby group class that met in person a couple of times a week. This would give Archie the opportunity to play with other toddlers and help develop his brain."

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There is little opportunity for Archie to be around other toddlers as the Sussex family have been holed up in a mega-mansion in Los Angeles since March.

Meghan is well aware that this could have an impact on Archie developmentally.

"Meghan said she would love to be part of a 'Mommy and Me' community, but knows this is impossible even if there was no COVID-19 because of who she is. She said she's just too well known to do normal things," the friend said.  

"Meghan does take advantage of connecting with others online and on Zoom, but says it's just not the same as in person. 

"Plus the consistency of biweekly 'Mommy and Me' classes would be good for Archie and a place where she could just be a mom and make new lifelong friends."

The Sussex family have only been spotted out of their home a handful of times since their move to LA, but have been making video messages for various causes.

This article originally appeared on Over60.