“Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa,’ and Lili made us a family,” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said as they unveiled the first picture of their daughter.
“This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world,” the pair wrote on the card. In the card, we can see Meghan is carrying Lili in the air, and Harry is holding the Sussexes’ eldest child Archie Harrison on his lap. The son is now 2 years old.
How Do They Welcome Their First Child?
On May 6, 2019, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave birth to their first royal child, a boy named Archie Harrison.
“We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child on May 6, 2019,” the couple posted on Instagram. The then royal source informed that their Royal Highnesses’ kid was 7 pounds and 3 ounces. The Duchess and her baby were both well and happy, and the pair expressed their gratitude to the people for their shared joy and support at this pivotal period in their life.
The Duke talked to members of the media outside Windsor Castle that same day about his spouse and infant. Harry said that Meghan welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world that morning in that speech. He further added that it was the most incredible experience he had ever had. According to him, it was difficult to imagine how any woman manages to accomplish what she does. However, at that time, both of them feel ecstatic and appreciative for all of the love and support they have received. As it was an incredible experience, they simply wanted to let everyone know about it.
He continues that he has not seen many births in his life, and this is unquestionably his first child. He feels amazed to welcome the boy and also feels proud of his wife.
As he and the Suits alum took him out for his royal presentation on May 8, 2019, the former actress exclaimed over their kid. On July 6, 2019, Archie was christened in the sacred chapel at Windsor Castle, with royal family members in attendance, notably Prince William and Duchess Kate and Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. The 2-month-old was christened in a handcrafted duplicate of the royal christening robe used by royal newborns for the last 11 years.
She informed reporters inside Windsor Castle, “He has the sweetest temperament.” According to the Duchess, at that time, she and Prince Harry had yet to find out who their kid resembled. At his debut, her spouse stated, everyone, claimed that newborns change so much in two weeks. They were also watching how the transforming process unfolded over the next month. She further added, “his looks are changing every single day, so who knows?”
How Delighted They Are To Get Their Second Child?
Meghan and Harry announced their second pregnancy in February, in a month gap after the former “Suits” actress disclosed that she had suffered a terrible loss in July 2020. During a stunning interview in March with Oprah Winfrey, which was targeted towards the palace, the Sussexes disclosed they were expecting a baby girl.
In the family picture, taken during the summertime by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, Harry, Meghan, and Archie are all wearing denim, while Lili is dressed in a white outfit to mirror her redheaded older brother’s button-down shirt.
“As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families—from those being relocated from Afghanistan to American families in need of paid parental leave,” – a message they want to convey while publishing photographs of their children recently.
The pair also revealed that their “Archewell Foundation” would donate to charities that “honor and protect families” this Christmas season. They also like to mention the names of “Team Rubicon” and “Paid Leave for All.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their daughter on June 4 at “Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.”
“She is more than we could have ever imagined,” the Sussexes wrote in a statement at the time. She further adds that they remain thankful for the support and prayers they have received from all around the world. Lili weighs 7 pounds 11 ounces and is the eighth in succession to the British throne.
The latest addition to Meghan and Harry’s family is named after the paternal grandmother of Prince Queen Elizabeth II and his late mother, Princess Diana. Prior to the child’s birth, a source revealed that Harry had visited the Queen to seek approval to name his newborn Lilibet.
Despite the honor, one royal analyst slammed the decision of such a name, calling it “rude” since it was the Queen’s late spouse, Prince Philip’s private nickname. In early 2020, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their separation from the royal family. They presently live in Montecito, California, in a $14 million estate.
When the royals officially greeted Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the birth of their daughter, they seemed to put their differences aside.
“The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” a Buckingham Palace official stated at the time. Prince William, Harry’s elder brother, and Kate Middleton, Harry’s sister-in-law, were also “delighted by the happy news”.