Princess Lilibet’s sweet six words to Meghan Markle before Nigeria trip

Meghan Markle has revealed her two-year-old daughter Lilibet blew her away when she spoke a sweet six-word sentence to her mother.

The Duchess of Sussex was keen to open up about her “chatty, sweet” kids, Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2, during a heartfelt chat in Nigeria. Meghan, alongside hubby Prince Harry, delved into the joys and challenges of motherhood while speaking at a panel on women’s leadership.

And the 42-year-old former actress took the opportunity to share a touching anecdote about her daughter Lilibet with the students.

She said: “Our daughter, Lili, she’s much, much tinier than you guys. She’s about to turn three, and a few weeks ago she looked at me and she would just see the reflection in my eyes. And she goes, ‘Mama, I see me in you’.”

The first picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet has been released in a Christmas card on Dec 23, 2021. The image shows Harry hugging their son Archie, as Meghan raises Lilibet into the air. The picture was taken by Alexi Lubomirski this summer at the couple's home in Santa Barbara, California. A message on the card reads: This year 2021, we welcomed our daughter Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a 'Mama' and 'Papa', and Lilibet made us a family. Alexi Lubomirski/Duke and Duchess of Sussex via EYEPRESS, Credit:EPN/Newscom / Avalon
The first picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet was released in a Christmas card on December 23, 2021 
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Meghan said that when Lilibet uttered these words, she was speaking “really literally,” and she “hung onto those words in a very different way.” She added: “I thought, yes, I do see me in you, and you see me in you. As I look around this room, I see myself in all of you as well.”

Meghan also reminisced about a pivotal breakfast meeting with NBCUniversal’s vice-chair Bonnie Hammer, where she sought advice on juggling career and family.

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Meghan spoke on the Women In Leadership panel 
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Meghan shared: “She invited me to have breakfast, and I thought this was just the biggest deal in the world. And I asked her that exact question. I said, ‘How do you find the balance?’ And she said, ‘You don’t, you’ll never find the balance’.”

Reflecting on her life’s unexpected turns, Meghan told People magazine: “And this was before I was married. This was before I had children. This is before all the things in my life have certainly had a plot twist.”

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Meghan and Harry have fully embraced life as parents 
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Reflecting on her life’s unexpected turns, Meghan told People magazine: “And this was before I was married. This was before I had children. This is before all the things in my life have certainly had a plot twist.”

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Meghan and Harry have fully embraced life as parents 
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Meghan created a heartfelt moment as she shared her thoughts on motherhood and her children’s personalities. She said: “What I think that means now is that that balance will always change for you … What seems balanced 10 years ago is going to shift, and so being a mom has always been a dream of mine and I’m so fortunate that we have two beautiful, healthy, very chatty, sweet children. I love being a mum.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex embarked on a quick-fire 72-hour tour of Nigeria last Friday. Their visit began with a trip to the Lightway Academy school in Abuja, the capital city.

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