Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have a New Addition to Their Family Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres, who has been friendly with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in recent years, broke the news.

Duchess Sinkie has found a new royal coop! Ellen DeGeneres revealed that her injured chicken, Sinkie, found a home with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their backyard chicken coop. 

"Sinkie’s leg is fixed but our chickens were still picking on her so she had to be re-homed," DeGeneres captioned a photo of Sinkie standing in front of a coop. "Luckily our friends Harry and Meghan’s coop had room for one more. Not sure yet what her royal title will be."

DeGeneres later shared a video of Sinkie in her new coop, writing, "Update: Sinkie is fitting right in at her new home."

The former talk show host has been friendly with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the past, with the couple even attending DeGeneres' 2023 surprise vow renewal ceremony to wife Portia De Rossi, and having previously been neighbors with the TV personality. 

Markle also went on DeGeneres' talk show in 2021 where they spoke about bonding over rescue animals. 

"We met at a pet shop, and I was going there to rescue a dog," Markle shared, noting that DeGeneres encouraged her to rescue a pup at the store.

"Obviously, I didn't know who you were, I just love people rescuing pets," DeGeneres noted. 

Meghan and Harry's chicken coop at their home in Montecito, California, was previously shown during their headline-making interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021. They'd named their coop after their 4-year-old son, Archie, calling it "Archie's Chick Inn." 

The couple are parents to Archie and 2-year-old daughter Lilibet. They officially stepped down from royal life in 2021, and have become estranged from the rest of Harry's family, particularly his older brother, Prince William. 

For more from the couple, watch the clip below.