- Title: FILE-A look back at Duchess of Sussex's pregnancy with first baby Archie
- Date: 6th June 2021
- Summary: BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 14, 2019) (REUTERS) HARRY AND MEGHAN GREETING WELL-WISHERS/ DUCHESS OF SUSSEX RECEIVING FLOWERS HARRY AND MEGHAN GREETING WELL-WISHERS/ DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX WALKING AWAY
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- Keywords: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan Meghan pregnancy baby bump expecting baby
- Location: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/ SUVA, FIJI/ LONDON, WINDSOR, SANDRINGHAM, BIRKENHEAD AND BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/ ASNI, MOROCCO
- City: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/ SUVA, FIJI/ LONDON, WINDSOR, SANDRINGHAM, BIRKENHEAD AND BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/ ASNI, MOROCCO
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Europe,Royals
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- Story Text:Meghan Markle, Britain's Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, has given birth to a baby girl named after Queen Elizabeth and his late mother Princess Diana.
Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, with Harry in attendance.
The birth follows a tumultuous year for the couple, who have stepped down from royal duties and moved to the United States to live more independent lives.
Meghan and Harry have rarely been out of the media spotlight since they gave an explosive interview to U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey in February, accusing one unnamed royal of making a racist remark and ignoring her pleas for help when she felt suicidal.
Their first child, Archie, was born in 2019.
Here is a timeline of some major events Meghan has attended during her pregnancy with Archie:
Oct. 15: Harry and Meghan, who married in May 2018, announce they are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019 while in Australia on their first overseas tour as a married couple.
Oct 24: Meghan cut back on some of the couple's busy programme during the tour to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific but did join her husband for engagements on a trip to Fiji.
Nov. 19: The Duke and Duchess attended the annual Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium.
Dec. 10: At a star-studded event, Meghan presented the designer of her wedding dress with a prize at the London Fashion Awards.
Dec. 18: Meghan joked she was feeling "very pregnant" during a Christmas visit to a care home where she joined residents making decorations and singing festive songs.
Dec. 25: Harry and Meghan joined the other senior members of the British royal family at a traditional Christmas Day church service at Sandringham, eastern England.
Jan. 14: During a trip to Birkenhead in northern England, Meghan told well-wishers that she was six months pregnant but said the gender of her baby would be a surprise.
Jan. 16: Meghan and Harry attended the Cirque du Soleil's "Totem" show at London's Royal Albert Hall, an event aimed at raising awareness and funds for Harry's Sentebale charity.
Feb. 1: Crowds braved freezing conditions in Bristol for a visit by the royal couple who visited the western city's Old Vic, built in 1766 and the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world.
Feb. 7: Harry and Meghan attended an awards ceremony for the Endeavour Fund which supports the physical and mental recovery of injured and sick servicemen and women
Feb. 12: The couple attended a play at London's Natural History Museum about the young Charles Darwin's 19th Century expedition on HMS Beagle, in aid of forest conservation, an issue supported by Harry.
Feb. 24: On what was expected to be their last overseas trip before the birth of their baby, the royals arrived in Morocco's Atlas Mountains where they showed their support for rural girls' education.
Feb. 25: As part of their Morocco visit, the couple attended a cooking event and sampled food made by chef Moha Fedal, host of Morocco's version of the Masterchef TV show.
March 8: Meghan joined a panel discussion held by The Queen's Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women's Day at King's College, London.
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