Markle gave birth to Archie at Portland Hospital in Westminster, and Lilibet was born in California.
Unlike Kate, and Diana before her, Harry and Meghan decided to skip the hospital photo-op and instead waited two days after the birth of Archie to introduce their new baby to the world.
“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,” Buckingham Palace shared in a statement before Archie’s birth. “The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
Meghan further explained the decision in the couple’s Netflix docuseries, “Harry & Meghan,” which premiered in December 2022.
“There was already the pressure of the picture on the steps. … But I had been really worried going into that labor, because I’m older, I didn’t know if I’d have to have a C-section, and I had a very long standing relationship with my doctor, and that’s who I trusted with my pregnancy,” she said.
“The amount of abuse that we got, especially you,” Harry said in the docuseries, indicating Meghan, “but both of us, for not wanting to serve our child up on a silver platter, was incredible.”
Lilibet was born after Harry and Meghan had stepped back from their roles as working royals, so there was no public introduction.