• Meghan Markle celebrates first Mother's Day with new baby Archie photo

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LONDON - Baby Sussex is only a few days old, but that has’t stopped new mother, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, from celebrating her first U.S. Mother’s Day.

    In the United Kingdom, the holiday has passed, but the holiday is celebrated the second Sunday in May in the U.S. and a number of other countries.

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    Sussex Royal, the official Instagram page for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, wished a happy Mother’s Day to Markle with a photo of baby Archie’s feet cradled in Markle’s hands. A garden of purple-blue flowers is seen below.

    “Paying tribute to all mothers today - past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered,” the caption read. “We honor and celebrate each and every one of you.

    “Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe.
    “This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex.”

    The post also included a quote from Nayyirah Waheed’s poem, “Lands.”

    “my mother was my first country; the first place i ever lived,” the quote read.

    It’s not the first time Markle has referenced the black poet. In 2017, she shared Waheed’s poem, from the writer’s self-published 2013 collection “salt,” on International Women’s Day.

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