Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
FILE - In this Wednesday May 8, 2019 file photo Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose during a photocall with their newborn son Archie, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, Windsor, south England. The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July. Meghan described the experience in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday. She wrote: "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second." The former Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry have a son, Archie, born in 2019. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP, File)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Two Kids: Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry – the second son of King Charles III and the late Queen of Hearts Princess Diana – and Meghan Markle have two kids, namely Archie Harrison and Lilibeth “Lily” Diana.

The couple stepped away from the royal limelight and moved to Santa Barbara, California. Although they no longer participate in their former royal duties, they still retain that title.

Markle, an actress best known for her seven-season television series – Suits, began dating Prince Harry, whose older brother is currently the heir to the British throne, in 2016 after being introduced to each other by a mutual friend.

The couple announced their engagement in November 2017 and married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Thus, the late Queen Elizabeth II granted them the titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s First Child

Archie Harrison was born on May 6, 2019 in London, England. A few months after Archie’s birth, the royal couple retired from royal duties and left the UK. This is when the feud between Harry and Megan and other members of the royal family began, most notably William and Harry.

In an tell-all interview, Harry and Meghan told Oprah the details regarding the royal family in March 2021, including alleged concerns about Archie’s skin color, no royal patronage, pressures to be royal and being trapped.

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“I was trapped, but I didn’t know I was trapped,” Harry told Oprah. “Trapped within the system like the rest of the family. My father and my brother are trapped. They don’t get to leave, and I have huge compassion for that.” 

The Second Child

Harry and Meghan bore their second child, Lilibet Diana, on June 4, 2021, in Santa Barbara, California. She was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, whose nickname with her close family was Lilibet, and Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. 

Archie and Lilibet were not handed royal titles at birth. However, following Queen Elizabeth II’s death, the line of succession changed, and the kids could now inherently be given titles unless King Charles III shifted the rule. 

But it is not known whether Harry and Meghan will want to use the titles or not.

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