Now that they’ve announced the birth of their second child, we’re taking a look back at the Duchess’ pregnancy with her daughter.
On May 6, 2019, Meghan and Harry welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who, as of June 4, has become an older brother.
Their pregnancy journey has been comparatively quieter, and we’ve only received a handful of public moments of the Meghan out with her bump. But the couple announced via Archewell that their daughter had arrived into the world. Their statement gave thanks for warm wishes and prayers “as they enjoy this special time as a family.”
Meghan and Harry Hinting At Names
Meghan and Harry didn’t reveal via “People” what they intended to name their daughter, though they dropped some hints back in 2019 about their favorite girls’ names.
Along with Amy, they expressed a liking to the name “Lili,” which they would eventually pick as the name of their second child.
The Big Announcement
In February, the duke and duchess of Sussex announced their pregnancy with this photograph. However, the public hadn’t seen much of Meghan’s bump before as the couple had decided to live more of a private life.
The couple’s choice to announce their pregnancy on Valentine’s day has a special sentimentality. On the same day, nearly thirty-six years prior, news of Princess Diana’s pregnancy with Prince Harry was plastered all over the media.
Meghan and Harry On Their Baby’s Sex
During their tell-all special interview with Oprah in March 2021, Meghan and Harry revealed that they knew their baby’s sex.
“To have anyone or any two, but to have a boy and then a girl—what more could you ask for?”Harry said.
Meghan Was Advised Against Traveling For Prince Philip’s Funeral
In April, the royal family was faced with the death of the longest-serving monarch in British history. At the time, Meghan was advised by her doctor against her traveling in April for Prince Philip’s funeral because of how far along she was as per “People.”
In one of her few appearances, Meghan briefly appeared in a lemony Oscar de la Renta dress for a virtual Spotify event. This was her first appearance after she and Harry announced their pregnancy.
Forgoing A Baby Shower
On May 12, “Us Weekly” reported that Meghan decided not to have a baby shower. In part due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A source explained, Meghan didn’t feel like a big baby shower with gifts would be appropriate at the time.
“She and Harry have been so involved with humanitarian issues, they both feel their time and resources can be used for a better purpose.”A source told “US Weekly.”
Announcing Arrival Of Lilibet
On June 6, the couple announced through Archewell that they welcomed their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June 4 at 11:40 a.m.