The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are parents to Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, one

Prince Harry’s bittersweet weekend with wife Meghan Markle and two young kids

Due to his attendance at his father King Charles’ coronation, Prince Harry may have missed some of his son Archie’s fourth birthday celebration on May 6. However, it is anticipated that he will be present for a significant event on May 14.

Two months after Mother’s Day is observed in the UK, Mother’s Day will be observed in America this Sunday. It is likely that the Sussex family will spend the day together at their home in Montecito, California, honoring Harry and Duchess Meghan.


Princess Diana with Harry as a boy
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But even though Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, the royal couple’s children, are likely to have a happy day, it’s also a bittersweet occasion for Harry, who lost his own mother, the late Princess Diana, in 1997 when he was only 12 years old.

Even though Mother’s Day is observed differently in the US and the UK, we anticipate that on Sunday, Harry will think of both his wife and his beloved mother.

According to HELLO!, Harry sent flowers to Diana’s grave on British Mother’s Day in March 2021.

And on the couple’s first Mother’s Day as Archie’s parents, they honored Diana by posting a picture of their infant son’s tiny feet with forget-me-nots in the background, one of her favorite flowers, on Instagram.


Prince Harry with his mother Diana
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Harry shared details about losing his mother in a book he wrote for the kids of keyworkers killed by Covid-19 in March 2021 called Hospital by the Hill.

“If you’re reading this book, it’s probably because you’ve lost a parent or a loved one. While I wish I could give you a hug right now, I hope this story can help you feel better by letting you know you’re not alone,” he wrote.

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“My mother passed away when I was a young boy. It left a huge hole inside of me at the time because I didn’t want to accept or believe it. I am aware of how you are feeling, and I want to reassure you that the gap will eventually be filled with a lot of love and support.


Prince Harry with his late grandmother the Queen and his brother Prince William
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We all experience grief differently, but according to what I was told, even after a parent passes away and enters heaven, their spirit, their love, and their memories live on. You can always cling to them because they are always with you. This strikes me as accurate.

Additionally, Prince Harry will be spending his first American Mother’s Day without his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who tragically passed away in September 2022.


Prince Harry with his son Archie


The late Queen, who was affectionately known as Lilibet as a child, inspired Harry and Meghan to name their daughter Lilibet after her.

The family will likely celebrate Meghan’s birthday on May 14 by giving her flowers and gifts, but they will also likely remember Diana and the Queen, two of their mothers who passed away.

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