WATCH | 'We were overwhelmed': Meghan Markle opens up about the birth of daughter Lilibet

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, felt "overjoyed" and "overwhelmed" after the birth of her daughter Lilibet. 

Penning a letter to US legislators advocating for paid paternal leave, the mom of two recalled how she and her husband Prince Harry had similar feelings to many parents after she gave birth earlier this year. 

She shared that she knew they were lucky not to worry about missing out on early milestones because of work commitments or experiencing financial hardships by taking a career break. 

She wrote: 

"In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child. Like any parents, we were overjoyed. Like many parents, we were overwhelmed. Like fewer parents, we weren't confronted with the harsh reality of either spending those first few critical months with our baby or going back to work. We knew we could take her home, and in that vital (and sacred) stage, devote any and everything to our kids and to our family. We knew that by doing so we wouldn't have to make impossible choices about childcare, work, and medical care that so many have to make every single day". 

With her letter, the Duchess of Sussex is advocating for US president Joe Biden's proposal of giving US-based parents 12 weeks of paid leave. 

The proposal is reportedly meant to cover all family health-related issues, including caring for a newborn or ill family member. 

Watch the video above for more. 


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