Prince Harry and Son Archie Treated Pregnant Meghan Markle To A ‘Low-Key’ Mother’s Day Celebration
May 11, 2021 by apost team
A doting husband and father indeed! Prince Harry planned a sweet, low-key Mother's Day for his pregnant wife Meghan Markle and adorably involved their two-year-old son in the celebration as well. An insider spoke to Us Weekly and told the magazine about how wonderfully Harry honored his wife and cared for her on the day. Meghan is heavily pregnant with the couple's second child, a girl, with the baby due soon in the summer.
This wasn't the only way that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex marked Mother's Day in 2021. Through the Archewell foundation in partnership with the company Procter & Gamble, Harry and Meghan will be donating a year's worth of diapers and cleaning supplies to Harvest Home, a Los Angeles-based charity organization that provides housing for pregnant women and their children.
May has marked a special month overall for the family because Meghan also released her own children's book last week. The book is slated to be published on June 8 and will be called "The Bench," and is about the special relationship between father and sons which was inspired by Harry's relationship with his son Archie.
May 6 was also Archie's second birthday, so this was a packed month that meant a lot for Harry and Meghan. With their new baby on the way, outings and public celebrations may have been limited for the couple. However, this Mother's Day is sure to be a day that Meghan will remember for a long time as well thanks to Harry's thoughtfulness and love.
The insider told Us Weekly:
"As she nears the end of her pregnancy, she’s taking it easy. Harry’s extremely protective and doesn’t want her overdoing it."
Their second child, a girl, is due soon but an exact date is not known. "Harry put his art skills to use and made a Mother’s Day card with Archie and organized a pampering session and breakfast in bed so that she could relax and wind down," the insider continued. Even though they chose to mark the day with 'low-key' celebrations, this did not mean that there was a lack of love when it came to gestures.
The insider continued, "Harry helped Archie choose a gift for Meghan and they picked flowers from the garden," and added, "With her due date around the corner, Harry thought it would be cute to get her a little something from their daughter too, as a sweet surprise."
Harry and Meghan revealed that they were having a girl in March 2021 during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Harry was overjoyed to know that they were having a baby girl. “A girl, you know, what more can you ask for?” he told Winfrey. “But now, you know, now we’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.” Harry also added that he and Meghan were "done" having kids after their second child.
Harry and Meghan also marked Mother's Day by donating a year's worth of supplies to Harvest Home and shared a message on their foundation's website.
On their foundation's website, Archewell, the couple wrote:
"In honor of Mother’s Day, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are recognizing the work of Harvest Home, a Los Angeles–based organization that uplifts expectant mothers who are experiencing homelessness."
Meghan and Harry reflected on how pregnancy can be a vulnerable time for any woman, but especially so for women who are homeless and women of color, who are often turned away from homeless shelters through no fault of their own. They recognize the "extraordinary facility" and work that Harvest Home has already done for many women, and pledge to help them as they expand their organization to care for more women.
The statement continued with, "Through Archewell Foundation, The Duke and Duchess’ mission is to demonstrate compassion in action, spark supportive and connected communities, and build a more equitable and just future. Their aim is to ensure that parents, of every makeup and all walks of life, have the support they need to raise families that thrive. With this mission in mind, Archewell Foundation, along with Procter & Gamble are fulfilling Harvest Home’s online wish list for the women they serve, including diapers for a year and cleaning supplies to stock the shelves at Harvest Home’s first facility as well as their new home in progress. "
The statement then concluded:
Prince Harry, Meghan, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (2019), (Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
"From all of us at Team Archewell, Happy Mother’s Day. May we all recognize and support the expectant mothers, as well as all mothers, in our lives and communities every day in the year ahead."
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