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Closer Weekly: Archie 'Obsessed' with Little Sister Lili & Was There When She Was Introduced to the Queen

Laura Beatham
Jun 11, 2021
09:30 P.M.
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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and little Archie are having a joyous time welcoming the newest addition to their family after the couple's second child's birth.


Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, welcomed their second child, Lilibet "Lili" Diana, on June 4, 2021. According to Closer Weekly, Archie loves being a big brother.

Lili's first days home have been amazing so far as an insider told Closer Weekly that Archie is totally obsessed with his new sister, and the siblings are bonding well. The couple prepared Archie by talking about the baby before she was born.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Archie pictured on their tour to South Africa, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


The Duke and Duchess allegedly were worried that two-year-old Archie might feel left out. However, the source revealed this is not the case as the toddler loves his little sister to bits.

The couple is making sure to include him in activities with his sister, as the source explained that the siblings spoke to their great-grandmother, who Archie adores, over a video call:

"They’ve introduced Lili to the queen over Zoom and Archie was there, too."

Meghan Markle and Archie reading a book together. | Photo: Instagram/savechildrenuk


The siblings' bond will only strengthen as they are close in age. Archie turned two a month before his younger sister was born on May 6, 2021. He was born in London’s Portland Hospital, while Lili was born in America.

Little Lili's birth actually made history as she was the first royal family member to be born in America. The couple shared on their Archewell website that she was born at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The source explained that Prince Harry has been picking vegetables and fruits from their garden.

Prince Harry and his son Archie from a video from the Sussex's Instagram. | Photo: Instagram/sussexroyal


Of course, with a two-year-old and a newborn, the couple now has a lot on their hands. Fortunately, Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, has been staying with them from before Lili was born.

According to another Closer Weekly source, Ragland moved into the Sussexes' Montecito just before Lili was born. Apparently, she has really taken to being a grandmother, as the source shared:

"She’s such a natural at being a grandmother and loves being with Archie and now Lili too. She thinks the world of her Lili."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pictured the photocall to announce their engagement in 2017, London, England. | Photo: Getty Images


The now grandmother of two has loved spending time with the newest member of the family and is thrilled to cuddle and spoil the newborn. But, of course, it is not only about the children.

The source revealed that Prince Harry and his mother-in-law have been bonding over caring for the Duchess as she recovers from giving birth. Ragland has been helping him improve his cooking skills.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arriving at the Commonwealth Day Service, 2020, London, England. | Photo: Getty Images


The source explained that Prince Harry has been picking vegetables and fruits from their garden. Although he is not the best chef, he has been trying his best to cook organic meals for his wife with help from Ragland.

Although the tiny tot met her great-grandmother through a video call, People magazine reported that the family would visit the UK in 2022 for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee to honor her 70th year on the throne.