It’s been five months since Meghan Markle welcomed her first child.
Of course, to look at the Duchess of Sussex, you would never know that she only recently became a mom.
On Tuesday, Meghan attended the WellChild Awards in London with Prince Harry at her side.
The couple were guests at the ceremony last year, as well, but this was their first time attending as parents.
One of the evening’s honorees was 10-year-old Emmie Narayn-Nicholas, who won an award for her Emmie’s Kitchen initiative.
As seems to be the case with most people who cross paths with Meghan and Harry, Emmie and her family were thoroughly smitten by the Sussexes.
And her mother, Eve, witnessed a heartwarming exchange that speaks volumes about the supportive nature of the royal couple’s marriage:
“They were very lovely,” Eve told Hello! magazine.
“When she sat down I said, ‘Oh, you look amazing and you’ve just had a baby.’ [Harry] looked at her and went, ‘See, I told you!’ in a way that we would,” she continued.
“It did feel like they were very down to earth."
As if that weren’t enough to confirm that Harry and Meg are the embodiment of #CouplesGoals, Harry later gave a speech that moved many in the audience to tears:
“Last year, when my wife and I attended, we knew we were expecting our first child — no one else did at the time, but we did — and I remember…” he began, trailing off after becoming overwhelmed with emotion.
“I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day,” Harry went on.
“And more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.”
“And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own,” the Duke of Sussex concluded.
Yeah, it’s great that Meghan is married to a guy who alleviates her insecurities by lavishing her with compliments.
But it’s even better that both of them are the type of people who happily devote their time to addressing the concerns of ill children and their families, as well as making them feel that their struggles are being honored by those in power.