Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children: All about Archie and Lilibet

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children are royally cute!

The couple grew to become dad and mom in Could 2019, just below a 12 months after tying the knot in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Fortress in England.

Their son, Prince Archie, spent his first 12 months of life in London — plus a royal journey to South Africa — earlier than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the UK for Canada and, ultimately, america.

The duo settled in Montecito, Calif., in the summertime of 2020. By the point their daughter, Princess Lilibet, was born in June 2021, Harry and Markle had resigned from all of their royal duties.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the dad and mom of Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold son Archie and daughter Lilibet
The royals welcomed son Archie in Could 2019.
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Prnce Harry, Meghan Markle and son Archie celebrate Lilibet's birthday
Daughter Lilibet arrived in June 2021.
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Between Archie and Lilibet’s arrivals, the “Fits” alum suffered a miscarriage, which she detailed in an emotional New York Instances essay.

“Dropping a baby means carrying an nearly insufferable grief, skilled by many however talked about by few,” she wrote in November 2020.


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Discover out extra about Harry and Markle’s household life beneath.

Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bathe son Archie
Archie was born in the UK earlier than his household’s California transfer.
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Buckingham Palace introduced Markle’s being pregnant in October 2018, with the previous actress later revealing that she and Harry started journaling to their future child instantly.

“It was simply, ‘Expensive child, we’re so excited to fulfill you someday,’” she recalled in Netflix’s “Harry & Meghan” docuseries. “‘Right here’s an announcement that went out about you at the moment.’”

Shortly after Archie arrived the next 12 months on the non-public Portland Hospital in London, Harry referred to as childbirth the “most superb expertise” whereas chatting with the press.

He and Markle debuted the toddler days later, with the “Archetypes” podcast host gushing over her “dream” son’s “candy” and “calm” temperament.

Meghan Markle's son, Archie, sits in her lap with a book
He’s “all over,” maintaining his dad and mom “busy.”

Archie was christened in July 2019. His godparents are reportedly Harry’s former nanny Tiggy Pettifer and household associates Charlie van Straubenzee and Mark Dyer.

The brand new dad and mom shared updates on their baby’s milestones through the COVID-19 pandemic, from his first steps to his first enamel, they usually have continued documenting the red-headed toddler‘s persona through the years.

“He’s simply so busy, he’s all over,” Markle advised the UK’s Night Commonplace in September 2020. “He retains us on our toes.”

Princess Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet sits on grass in blue dress
Lilibet was born in California, practically one 12 months after Markle’s miscarriage.
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An “overjoyed” Harry and Markle confirmed in February 2021 that child No. 2 was on the best way, sharing a candy bump snap.

When the new child arrived 4 months later at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, the pair named her Lilibet after Queen Elizabeth II‘s childhood nickname.

Lilibet met her namesake through the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022, three months earlier than the Queen died at age 96.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter, Lilibet, sleeps
She is called after the late Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana.
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Lilibet, who goes by Lili, was christened in March 2023. Her godfather is Tyler Perry, whose mansion Harry and Markle stayed in once they first moved stateside.

Whereas Harry believes Archie seems to be like his spouse, he referred to as Lilibet the spitting picture of his late mom, Princess Diana, in a December 2022 docuseries episode.

“She’s very Spencer-like,” the previous navy pilot stated. “She’s obtained the identical blue eyes … golden-reddish hair.”

He went on to say that Lilibet is “obsessed” along with her massive brother, joking that Archie will get “irritated” when she doesn’t give him house.