Even Duchesses need some positive encouragement from time to time! Earlier this week Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the WellChild Awards where they spoke with 10-year-old Emma and her mom, Eve.
According to Hello! Magazine, Eve said, “They were very lovely. When she sat down I said, ‘Oh, you look amazing and you’ve just had a baby.’ He looked at her and went, ‘See, I told you!’ In a way that we would… it did feel like they were very down to earth.”
It makes sense that Meghan might have been comparing her post-baby to her pre-baby body at the event. She recycled her green P.A.R.O.S.H. dress from her engagement announcement in 2017 along with another previously worn tan Sentaler peacoat.
It also marked the year anniversary of when the couple announced they were expecting their first child.
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child – no one else did at the time, but we did – and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images
Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, welcomed their son, Archie, back in May and he recently joined his parent on their royal tour of Africa.
His father got visibly emotional at the WellChild Awards when speaking about attending the event in 2018.
“Last year, when my wife and I attended [the WellChild Awards], we knew that we were going to have a child, no one else knew but we did,” he recalled. “I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards and both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day and more so what it would be like to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now talking to all of you as a parent pulls at my heartstrings, in a way I never could have understood, until I had a child of my own.”
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