Keep Meghan Markle in your thoughts this week because she is going through something all parents struggle with at some point: a teething baby. The Duchess of Sussex, who will be appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, shared the latest milestone of her daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana, born June 4, with the talk show host, whom she calls “Auntie Ellen.”
In a preview for the episode shared by People, DeGeneres says, “Lili’s now teething.” Later, Markle has her hands by her mouth and says, “Anything to relieve that,” to which DeGeneres responds, “Tequila, anything.” Smiling, Markle adds, “That’s Auntie Ellen for you. As DeGeneres admits, “That’s why I don’t have kids.”
DeGeneres is Markle and Prince Harry’s neighbor in Montecito, California, where they also live with 2-year-old son, Archie. During their bombshell Oprah interview in March, Prince Harry talked about enjoying their California lifestyle saying, “To have outdoor space where I can go for walks with Archie, and we go for walks as a family and with the dogs. You know, we go on hikes or go down to the beach, which is so close.”
“The highlight for me is sticking him on the back of the bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides is something which I never was able to do when I was young,” he added. “I can see him on the back, and he’s got his arms out, chatting: ‘Palm tree?’ House?’”
The Duke and Duchess are notoriously private with their kids, shielding them from the public eye. As royal commentator Christopher Andersen told The Daily Beast in an October interview, “As the littlest Sussexes get older they face the inevitable hounding by an intrusive paparazzi — photographers jumping out from behind bushes and parked cars and all that. I’m sure Harry especially wants to shield them from that trauma as long as humanly possible, so that his children can have something akin to the proverbial ‘normal’ childhood.”
This makes Markle’s update on 5-month-old Lili especially exciting, and we can’t wait to hear the rest!
Catch Markle’s full interview with DeGeneres airing tomorrow, which will be her first televised interview since March.