Meghan Markle has given her first update on baby Lilibet, describing her little daughter as "beautiful".

Meghan and husband Prince Harry in New York for a number of official engagements, their first public trip since quitting the UK for California and stepping down as senior royals.

Yesterday, they made a series of appearances around New York City and met with political figures, including the New York mayor Bill de Blasio and the US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

Harry and Meghan have made the trip to the city alone and are thought to have left three-month-old Lilibet and her big brother Archie at home in California.

Meghan Markle arriving at a school in Harlem during her trip to New York with Prince Harry (

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Since Lilibet's birth in July, the couple have not released any images of the youngster and have hardly given any updates about her.

But as they walked between engagements yesterday, one reporter from Inside Edition called out to the couple, asking: "Meghan, how's Lilibet?"

And Meghan simply replied: "She's beautiful."

Another also asked: "How's Archie?", to which Meghan gave a big thumbs up.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in New York at the One World Observatory (

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The couple's tour of New York continues today with Meghan appearing at a school in Harlem, where she read the young pupils her book The Bench.

Yesterday marked Meghan's first public appearance since the birth of Lilibet when she and Harry visited the city's highest building - the One World Trade Center, built on the site of the former World Trade Center, and its One World Observatory.

As they posed for pictures on the observation deck, Meghan was asked if she was enjoying her visit to New York and she replied: "It's wonderful to be back, thank you."

Meghan and Harry pose with New York governor Kathy Hochul, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray and their son, Dante (

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Once the meeting was over, Harry and Meghan clutched each other's hands as they walked to the 9/11 Memorial nearby.

Later they met with the US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who later wrote on Twitter that they had an “important discussion” that included the pandemic, racial justice and raising awareness of mental health.

Tomorrow, the couple will appear at the 24-hour star-studded global TV event Global Citizen Live in Central Park.

At the event, they will "continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the Covid-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere".

The event organisers call them "two of the strongest voices on vaccine equity".

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