Meghan Markle reveals what Archie and baby Lilibet wore for Halloween - and it couldn’t be more adorable!

Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City
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Meghan Markle has admitted that she and Prince Harry chose some pretty adorable Halloween costumes for Archie and Lilibet this year, though it seems the Sussex children weren’t so convinced.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry generally prefer to keep their children out of the royal spotlight, but now the Duchess of Sussex has revealed how they spent Halloween in the US. Two-year-old Archie and baby Lilibet are two of the Queen’s great-grandchildren (opens in new tab) and after welcoming their daughter (opens in new tab) in June, Harry and Meghan have yet to share the first picture of her with the world. 

As a result, fans remain eager to see their first glimpse of little Lilibet and reports have previously suggested that she could meet the Queen in a matter of weeks. Some believed Harry and Meghan were set to bring Lilibet and Archie to the UK (opens in new tab) for Christmas with the rest of The Firm (opens in new tab)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Sadly, recent reports have indicated that they won’t be joining the Queen (opens in new tab) for her first Christmas without Prince Philip after all. Though regardless of where they will end up marking the festive season, it seems that they had an all-American Halloween this year, including adorable costumes for the Sussex kids. 

As reported by Hello! magazine (opens in new tab), Meghan revealed during her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show (opens in new tab) that she and Prince Harry did have some sort of Halloween celebration at their LA home (opens in new tab). In honor of this traditional holiday, the proud parents dressed their two children up. 

The Duchess told the talk show host, “We wanted to do something fun for the kids and then the kids were just not into it at all. Archie was a dinosaur for maybe five minutes…” 

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“Not even five minutes,” Ellen declared, having reportedly been there to celebrate the holiday with the Sussexes. "Finally Harry talked him into putting the head on, but Lili was a skunk."

Following this, Meghan shared that Lilibet, who was just under five months old at the time, was not just any old skunk for Halloween. The mum-of-two went on to describe the outfit as being “like Flower from Bambi” - a sweet-natured and shy friend of the titular deer in the Disney movie.

And this wasn’t the only adorable insight Meghan gave into family life in LA during her interview with Ellen. She also explained that baby Lilibet is currently teething and, as well as sharing a new snap of Archie in designer wellies (opens in new tab), revealed that he “loves being a big brother” to his baby sister. 

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She also reflected on the challenges of parenting two children, saying, “Suddenly we realised, oh right everyone talks about what it’s like for the second child but no-one talks about the adjustment for the first child when the second one comes along. I think they have that moment of ‘oh, this is fun, oh, this is how it is now’.”

Meghan Meghan and Prince Harry are expected to spend Thanksgiving with Archie and Lilibet in the US this year ahead of Christmas celebrations. 

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.