Meghan and Harry experienced parenthood for the first time when their son was born in May 2019. The royal lovebirds welcomed Archie just one year after their highly publicized royal wedding. At the time, the handsome prince and the Suits alum shared the news on their now-defunct Instagram account.
“We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7 pounds, 3 ounces,” the royal statement read. “The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thanks members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.”
After welcoming little Archie, Meghan and Harry underwent some drastic life changes. Shortly after adjusting to their new roles as a dedicated mom and dad, the lovebirds stepped back from Queen Elizabeth‘s royal family and moved to California in March 2020.
Harry and the former Deal or No Deal model announced the exciting news of their second pregnancy by sharing a black and white photo of Meghan laying on Harry’s lap while she cradled her baby bump.
Shortly after, a spokesman for the couple confirmed they were expecting their second child. “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” read the statement obtained by Us Weekly in February 2021. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”
Though fans thought Meghan and Harry would wait to reveal the sex until they welcomed baby No. 2, they actually surprised the world when they announced the news during their highly anticipated interview on CBS in March of that year. As they appeared to talk about their lives in the royal family, Meghan and Harry revealed they were giving Archie a baby sister.
“It’s a girl!” Harry sweetly gushed as he sat by Meghan’s side, noting he felt “amazing” and “just grateful” to be adding a daughter to their family. “Like to have any child, any one or any two would have been amazing. But to have a boy and then a girl, what more could you ask for?” he gushed. “We got our family — the four of us and our two dogs, it’s great.”
Their second child, Lilibet Diana, was born on June 4, 2021. Her middle name is an ode to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. Her first name was Queen Elizabeth II’s nickname used by her family. The longest-reigning British monarch died on September 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle in Scottland.
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