Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is a dad for the second time and proudly so. He and his wife, Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter Lilibet on June 4. They also share a son, Archie, 2.
Harry attended the WellChild Awards alongside his friends, musicians Ed Sheeran and Anne Marie. The event looks to celebrate the inspirational qualities of young people and children that are seriously ill in the UK. It also honors those that make a difference to the sick.
Before going in to meet the winners, Harry and Sheeran talked about fatherhood. Sheeran congratulated Harry on the birth of his baby girl, noting that he also welcomed his daughter Lyra Antarctica last year.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images
Sheeran also playfully asked the Duke how he manages two kids, and Harry responded, saying that two is definitely a juggle. Harry says his daughter Lilibet is chilled and does not mind just sitting there while her older brother Archie runs around.
Harry has always held the welfare of the children close to his heart and says he is especially more connected to the cause, now that he is a father of two. In a statement released by the organization, Harry says:
"Now as a father of two, I feel all the more connected, inspired, and in awe of the resilience of these families, who power through indescribable challenges with the support of WellChild.”
Harry jetted into the UK ahead of the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue in honor of what would have been The Princess of Wales' 60th birthday. However, Harry's wife, Meghan, will not be in attendance due to her recent childbirth.
The new parents say that their son Archie is loving being a big brother to Lillibet. A source says that Archie was present when the new parents introduced their newborn to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, on Zoom.
Cheung, however, warns that this trait could also be a weakness if she becomes restless or too extreme.
The births of their two children have had many similarities, with the parents being able to maintain a bit of privacy as they announced the birth of their daughter two days after she was born. For Archies birth, they announced his arrival but no paparazzi photos were taken.
The couple announced the birth of their daughter in a statement made on the Archewell Foundation website. In contrast, Harry personally announced Archies' birth in a short clip posted on their Instagram page. He said:
"I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy boy. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well."
Harry and Meghan were reported to not be so keen on giving their son the title of Earl of Dumbarton, saying that the word 'dumb' will only cause bullying as he grows up. People on Twitter had mixed reactions.
Some laughed off the claims, saying that they perhaps should hold out for the title of Duke of Wokingham, given their alertness to injustices and racism. Others, however, felt that Harry's and Meghan's concerns were insulting to the people of Dumbarton, Scotland.
Harry has never been big on titles and is said to want to raise his children without necessarily affording them any titles, just like his aunt Princess Anne, who raised her children, Peter and Zara, without any titles.
Theresa Cheung, an astrologer, based in the UK, has stated that a child's birthday reveals so much about the details of their destiny and the path they will follow as adults.
She says knowing a child's traits can help a parent make decisions that play in the child's strengths, and with that, she revealed that Archie, whose mother says is loving her new book "The Bench," will be eager to please and a very highly sensitive person.
On the other hand, Lilibet Diana's dates indicate that she will be a highly creative and headstrong person. Cheung, however, warns that this trait could also be a weakness if she becomes restless or too extreme.