Much to the delight of royals fans, Meghan Markle put her maternity leave on pause over the weekend to make an appearance at Trooping the Colour, wearing her wedding dress designer, Givenchy, and sporting a new ring that many believe was a gift from her husband, Prince Harry. It was the first time we’ve seen the Duchess of Sussex since she and Prince Harry introduced the world to their son, Archie Harrison. “This is similar to the Duchess of Cambridge’s maternity leave where she made a few appearances at family and personal events (Trooping the Colour and Wimbledon) but did not carry out any official duties as a member of the Royal Family during maternity leave,” a source told Elle.
Sources also tell Elle that Markle and Prince Harry are happily settling into parenthood. “[Archie] is the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen. They couldn’t be happier,” one insider said. The report also mentions that the Duchess of Sussex is breastfeeding and that Prince Harry is very involved with everything, including diaper changes. He’s “enjoying every minute of it,” according to a source, and “Meghan is radiant, taking each day one day at a time…what strikes me most is this authentic peacefulness that has settled within her.”
Prince Harry’s good friend, Nacho Figueras says, per Elle, “I met the baby in London before playing polo with [Prince Harry] in Rome, and he was very good with the baby. He’s a natural, he knows what to do. He’s already an amazing father.”
Sources tell Elle that the Sussexes are enjoying their new home in Windsor, and that it is “providing the family with so much happiness”: “It is quiet and out of the hustle and bustle of London. For them all to be able to walk freely and enjoy the beautiful area is such a sensational treat.”
Reportedly, Archie has had a quite a few visitors, including Kate Middleton and Prince William, Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and Markle’s best friend, Jessica Mulroney, along with her daughter Ivy, who was a bridesmaid at Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding last year.
As for Markle, a source says she may make “intermittent appearances” while her maternity leave continues—and we may even get our second Archie sighting during his christening in a few weeks. We can’t wait.