“In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child,” the Duchess of Sussex, 40, wrote in the letter to U.S. Congress, published on Wednesday, October 20. “Like any parents, we were overjoyed. Like many parents, we were overwhelmed.”
The Suits alum and Prince Harry share son Archie, 2, and daughter Lili, 4 months. “Two is definitely a juggle,” the Duke of Sussex, 37, previously said at the 2021 WellChild Awards in July, adding that his youngest child is “very chilled” so far.
In her letter, Meghan pointed to her own family as an example of one that had the privilege of choosing whether to stay home with a new baby. With paid family leave in place, the philanthropist explained, any family would be able to do the same.
“No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child (or a loved one, or themselves, as we would see with a comprehensive paid leave plan),” she wrote. “In taking care of your child, you take care of your community, and you take care of your country — because when paid leave is a right, we’re creating a foundation that helps address mental health outcomes, health care costs and economic strength at…