In an open letter written to U.S. Congress, obtained by US Weekly, Meghan wrote: “In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child. Like any parents, we were overjoyed. Like many parents, we were overwhelmed.”
She added, “No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child (or a loved one, or themselves, as we would see with a comprehensive paid leave plan).
In taking care of your child, you take care of your community, and you take care of your country — because when paid leave is a right, we’re creating a foundation that helps address mental health outcomes, health care costs, and economic strength at the starting line.”
“Paid leave should be a national right, rather than a patchwork option limited to those whose employers have policies in place, or those who live in one of the few states where a leave program exists.
This is about putting families above politics.” With her letter, Meghan explained how all families do not have the option of choosing to stay home with a new baby. With paid family leave in place, any family would be able to do the same.
Prince Harry who also shares son Archie, 2 with Meghan previously said “Two is definitely a juggle,” at the 2021 WellChild Awards in July, adding that his youngest child Lilibet is “very chilled” so far.