Meghan Markle is 'back on her feet and walking dogs' with baby Lilibet while Harry 'picks vegetables from the garden'

MEGHAN Markle is “back on her feet” and walking her dogs just eleven days after giving birth to baby Lilibet, according to a friend.

And Prince Harry has been “picking vegetables from the garden” as they settle back into family life after the arrival of their second child.

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Lilibet  “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who shares Her Majesty’s family nickname, arrived at 11.40am on June 4 in California.

Now after a whirlwind year for the Sussexes, they are taking family time together with their children

A friend told Closer: "The couple has been relaxing at home since becoming proud parents of Lilibet,”

"[Meghan] is already back on her feet and walking the dogs."

They added: "Harry is a devoted family man and has been helping out around the house.

"He picks vegetables from the garden to make fresh juices for Meghan and entertains Archie when she needs to rest up. 

“He loves taking Archie to see the chickens or for a swim in the pool."

The couple will reportedly take several months off work for parental leave after the birth of their baby girl.

Journalist Omid Scobie said the break could be as long as 20 weeks as the the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who offer as many weeks to staff at Archewell – "lead by example".

The couple quietly announced their intention to take joint parental leave on their website.

It read: "While the Duke and Duchess are on parental leave, Archewell will continue to do important work and publish stories on the site.

"We look forward to seeing you!"

Her name, Lilibet, is a touching nod to her great-grandmother the Queen, who was affectionately called the nickname by her family.

The couple also honoured Harry's "beloved" late mother Princess Diana with the baby's middle name.

A statement published on their Archewell website said: "On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.

"She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we've felt from across the globe.

"Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."

She is the Queen's 11th great-grandchild, joining her big brother Archie, two, and Prince William and Kate Middleton's brood George, Charlotte and Louis.

As it stands, Lilibet is eighth in line to the throne and sits behind her father Prince Harry, who is sixth in line, and her sibling Archie, who falls just behind Harry in seventh.

Also ahead of Lilibet is Prince William, who is second in line after Prince Charles, and his kids George, Charlotte and Louis, who are third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne respectively.

Lilibet – whose middle name Diana is a sweet nod to Harry's late mother the Princess of Wales – is not entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.

She can, however, become a Lady – although Harry and Meghan will likely style their second-born a Miss, as they did with Master Archie, using the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

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