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20 Heartwarming Things Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Have Said About Their Kids

“I see a lot of my wife in Archie. And I see a lot of my mum in Lili. She’s very Spencer-like. She’s got the same blue eyes.”

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Former royals Harry & Meghan are the parents of two children — Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1. Over the few short years of parenthood, the two have gushed about their two kids during interviews, events, and in the recent Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan.

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While dating, the pair already bonded over wanting to be parents and were thrilled when Meghan got pregnant. “We started journaling right when we found out we were pregnant,” Meghan says in the Netflix doc. “It was just, ‘Dear baby, we’re so excited to meet you one day.’”

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Meghan also shared her hopes for her firstborn in the docuseries, saying, “When I was pregnant with Archie, I was just so excited that we were going to be able to create for him that thing that I had always wanted.”

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“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well,” Prince Harry told the press after he and Markle welcomed their son Archie on May 6, 2019. “This has been the most amazing experience I could possibly imagine.”

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Days after Archie’s birth, Markle was smitten. “He has the sweetest temperament,” she said when the baby made his debut at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019. “He’s really calm.” Later, she added that her first days with Archie were “a dream” and described motherhood as “magic.”

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Prince Harry added: “This little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon.”

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Though the two were hands-on, they hired Lorren Khumalo to help out as Archie's nanny. At one point, Khumalo tied Archie on her back with a mud cloth. “Archie’s legs like this hugging Lorren,” Harry says in Harry & Meghan, mimicking his son. “It was brilliant.”

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Harry knows how important it is to be a good role model to his children. “My son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behavior, one day maybe even following in my footsteps,” Harry said at the Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit in July 2019.

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At just four months old, Archie was already turning on the charm. “He likes to flirt,” Meghan said during the family’s royal tour of Africa in September 2019.

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“Since becoming a father, I feel the pressure is even greater to ensure we can give our children the future they deserve, a future that hasn’t been taken from them and a future full of possibility and opportunity,” Harry wrote in a 2020 letter for African Parks’ annual report.

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"The moment you become a father, everything really does change,” Harry said in a video in late 2020. “Then you start to realize, well, what is the point in bringing a new person into this world when they get to your age and it’s on fire? We can’t steal their future. We really can’t.”

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“We are very lucky with our little one,” Markle told the U.K.’s Evening Standard in September 2020. “He is just so busy, he is all over the place. He keeps us on our toes. We are just so lucky.”

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“We were both there for his first steps," Harry told Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai in October 2020 about Archie’s milestone. “His first run, his first fall, his first everything.”

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Meghan added: “In so many ways, we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow, and in the absence of COVID, we would be traveling and working more externally, and we’d miss a lot of those moments.” Here, her mom Doria holds baby Archie.

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During a February 2021 appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Prince Harry couldn’t help but gush over his son’s amazing personality. “He’s already putting three, four words together, already singing songs,” he said, adding that Archie’s first word was crocodile.

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“The highlight for me is sticking him on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and take him on these bike rides, which is something I was never able to do when I was young,” Prince Harry told Oprah in 2021.

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“I wish she was around for Archie,” Harry said of his mom in the AppleTV+ show The Me You Can’t See. “I’ve got a photo up in his nursery, and one of the first words that he said apart from ‘Mama’ [and] ‘Papa’ was then ‘Grandma. Grandma Diana.’ It’s the sweetest thing. At the same time, it makes me really sad because she should be here.”

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Megan says she felt content after welcoming Lilibet on June 4, 2021. “There was something that felt so complete once we had Lilibet,” she says in Episode 6 of Harry & Meghan.

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The Duke of Sussex reportedly told singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran at the 2021 WellChild Awards that “two is definitely a struggle.” According to Hello!, Harry said they’ve “been very lucky so far.”

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According to Harry, his kids remind him of the strong women in his life. “I think at the moment, I see a lot of my wife in Archie. And I see a lot of my mom in Lili. She’s very Spencer-like. She’s got the same blue eyes,” he says on the Netflix show.

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Of course, both parents aspire to give their kids the world. On Netflix, Meghan shares that she hopes Archie and Lilibet will be able “to travel” and “to fall in love.” “I just want them to be happy.”