Meghan Markle has given birth to a healthy baby girl and everyone is talking about how the couple have broken royal tradition.
This is wonderful news for Harry and Meghan.
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Things have been difficult for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the last few years.
In 2018 Harry and Meghan got married.
However it didn’t take long for things to take a turn for the worst.
Meghan was constantly attacked by the British press…
This resulted in the couple stepping down from their Royal duties.
In hopes of a simpler life for their son Archie…
They relocated to Los Angeles for a new start in life.
Naturally this didn’t go down well with royal fans all over the globe.
There was more heat between Harry, Prince Charles, and Prince William, following the Oprah Winfrey interview.
Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview with the famous TV host aired on March 7th…
Details about the royal family and their treatment towards the couple were revealed.
Meghan made some shocking accusations of racism against the monarchy…
Which included concerns from an unnamed senior member of the family in relation to Archie’s skin colour.
Through tears she described the lack of support she received when she was feeling suicidal during her pregnancy due to the pressure and isolation that comes with being a member of the royal family.
“Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it… I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Harry revealed how he was “financially cut off” by his father…
He feels like an outcast in his family.
Following the interview many were sympathetic towards the couple…
But others weren’t impressed by their attempt to break their silence so publicly.
Harry returned to the U.K to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip…
It appears there was a “great deal of frostiness” between Harry, his father, and other senior royals.
The last few months have been tense for Harry and Meghan…
But this hasn’t stopped Harry from speaking out yet again about the hardships he and Meghan faced from being a part of the royal family.
Harry appeared as a guest on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast early on in May…
And he made many personal revelations during the interview.
In perhaps the most talked-about moment of the podcast, Harry said he was caught in a cycle of “pain and suffering” in the British royal family…
And hinted heavily that he is critical of the way his father, Prince Charles, raised him.
“When it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on.”
He added that “a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway…”
“So we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.’”
Harry also noted that as he grew older, he realized that Charles raised him in the way that he had previously been raised.
“I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go ‘OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?’”
It’s clear that Harry is desperate to not pass on this “genetic pain” to his own children…
Especially as his and Meghan’s little family is rapidly expanding!
Back in February of this year, Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their second child…
During the Oprah interview Meghan revealed they were expecting a little girl.
Meghan had suffered a miscarriage months before.
In November, she opened up about her miscarriage in a piece for the New York Times.
“Losing a child means carrying almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, ten to twenty of them will have suffered from a miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” she wrote in her emotional article.
Quite understandably, the couple remained very quiet during their second pregnancy…
Because after recovering from the shock and grief of a miscarriage, privacy and calm are what are needed the most.
Everyone was waiting for the arrival of their little girl.
Yesterday it was announced that Meghan has given birth to a healthy daughter.
A spokesperson for the Sussexes confirmed the news.
In a statement, they confirmed:
“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter to the world.”
“Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.”
“Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.”
However despite the exciting news, people are unhappy about one particular thing.
They broke a royal tradition which surrounds births.
Lilibet’s arrival has been kept a secret for two days.
The decided to hold off on the announcement of her birth.
Back in 2019 the couple had a similar approach when Archie was born.
So different to the birth of Prince William and Kate’s children, when the palace made an official announcement that Kate had given birth.
Congratulations to the happy couple!