Welcome Baby Lili! Let's Take a Look Back at Some of the Major Harry and Meghan Moments

After a tumultuous few years, the couple is celebrating the birth of their second child, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Join us for a look back at some of the biggest Meghan and Harry moments.

Erin Shoshana
Created by Erin Shoshana
On Jun 13, 2021

It has been four years since Harry and Meghan announced their engagement to the world. Since then we've been through a royal wedding, a royal birth, a royal departure, an explosive tell-all interview, and now another birth. Whew. So much to process! Join us as we look back to the couple’s moments that surprised and delighted us.

The Engagement Heard Around the World

Prince Harry has been a heartthrob for some time now, so it is no mystery why many people across the world feel very invested in his romantic life. When you heard he was saying Suits star, Meghan Markle, you may have brushed it off as non-serious. After all, she was divorced, American, and an actress.

Well surprise, surprise! Harry and Meghan announced their engagement on November 27, 2017, after much speculation and circulating rumors. "It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got down on one knee," Meghan said. "As a matter of fact, I could barely let you finish proposing. I said, 'Can I say yes now?'"

The Royal Wedding

By the time the royal wedding rolled around on May 19, 2018- the world knew Meghan and Harry were not as conventional as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. That made the anticipation for their big day that much more exciting.

The couple wed at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Meghan's dress choice surprised many as she opted for a modest and simple boatneck dress designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Of course, this was paired with Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, that the Queen loaned to Meghan. The 600 guests were full of stars and celebs- including Serena Williams, David and Victoria Beckham, George and Amal Clooney, Elton John, and Oprah.

Baby Archie!

Five months after their wedding, on October 15, 2018, Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their first child together. Harry and Meghan moved to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate to prepare for their little arrival.

Little did the world know, Meghan was going through an incredibly difficult time during her pregnancy as she navigated her new role within the royal family, as well as her newfound fame and subsequent tabloid exposure. Certainly not easy for any pregnant mama to have to deal with during such a special time.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is Born

On May 6, 2019: Harry and Meghan welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Not long after the birth, Harry appeared to speak to the press saying, "It has been the most amazing experience I could have ever possibly imagined," he said. "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there."

Archie became the Queen's eighth grandchild. The couple soon settled in back home and began their life together as a new family of three.

A Royal Departure

On January 8, 2020, Harry and Meghan again surprised the world and grabbed headlines after announcing their departure from the royal family. The couple chose to release the news on Instagram, leading people to assume this news was a surprise to many.

Harry and Meghan wrote, "After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen." The couple was able to slip out relatively unnoticed as coronavirus geared up and starting making headlines around the world.

Meghan's Pregnancy News

On November 25, 2020, Meghan announced via a New York Times essay that she had suffered a miscarriage, writing, "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second... losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage." Undoubtedly Meghan's brave decision to come forward about her loss resonated with many women around the world.

Much to the thrill of Harry and Meghan fans, the couple got pregnant with their rainbow baby and announced it to the world on February 14, 2021.

Harry and Meghan Tell All in Interview with Oprah

The world didn't need to wait long to hear from the couple again when a special with Orpah was announced and set to premiere on March 7, 2021. Meghan and Harry did not hold back as they dropped bomb after bomb about their experience as working members of the royal family. The biggest revelation of all was just how serious Meghan's mental health state became, and how that was a driving factor in their royal departure.

The couple also revealed some joyous news- the sex of their baby! Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting a baby girl.

Lilibet Diana and Looking Ahead

On June 4, 2021 Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born into the world in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Harry and Meghan's second baby gets her name from the Queen herself- suggesting there remains goodwill and love between Harry and his grandmother. Diana is, of course, Harry's late mother.

We can't wait to see what wonderful things lie in store for Harry and Meghan.