Queen 'will not tolerate' Meghan Markle's decision to raise baby Archie as a vegan, claims royal source
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have taken several unprecedented steps as Duke and Duchess of Sussex, however, one particular decision of theirs is allegedly not sitting well with the Queen.
The royal couple is famous for their alternative lifestyle choices but recent reports suggesting that they're planning to raise little Archie as a vegan have sparked a major debate.
Furthermore, a source has now claimed that the Queen is not too happy about the development.
“Meghan keeps pushing the boundaries with the royals and it’s not being well-received, least of all by Her Majesty," a royal insider told The Sun. “Bringing up the baby as a vegan simply won’t be tolerated by the monarch.”
According to the source, the decision has also “created tense discussions between Meghan and Harry, who doesn’t want to upset his grandmother.”
However, despite the Queen's disapproval, it is not clear whether the Sussexes will change their decision.
Dr. Justine Butler, senior researcher for Viva! Health, told Express they "are delighted to hear that the Duchess of Sussex is considering raising her child vegan."
“All major health bodies agree that a well-balanced vegan diet can provide all the nutrients needed at all stages of life," she said, adding, "This includes children.”
According to the doctor, modern research has proven a vegan diet can be as nutritional as one including animal products.
“All parents need to ensure good nutrition for their children, regardless of diet, but a vegan diet is linked to a lower risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer," she said. “Establishing healthy eating patterns early in life can help protect against these and other diseases.”
Dr. Butler also said a baby can be perfectly healthy, if not healthier, on a vegan diet.
However, it needs proper planning and knowledge.
“We should welcome the decision by the Duchess to choose a diet which is not only healthier, but kinder towards the planet and animals too," she added.
Meghan has also inspired her husband to adopt the alternative lifestyle and he now reportedly enjoys “less meat, more fruit and veg” and practices yoga with his wife.