Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Introduced The Queen To Baby Lili Via Video Call
Jun 09, 2021 by apost team
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex first announced that they were expecting their second child on Valentine's Day in 2021, only to reveal the baby's sex during the March 7 interview special "Oprah with Meghan and Harry."
For months before the announcement of the birth, people across the world wondered if Harry would choose to pay tribute to his mother and grandmother with the birth of his daughter. Royal watchers had previously predicted that Harry and Meghan would choose to honor both Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip by picking a meaningful name for their daughter according to Express UK.
While the royal family is unlikely to immediately assign the newborn a title, Meghan and Harry's daughter will become a princess if Prince Charles becomes king, as grandchildren of the king are automatically granted prince and princess status, according to Elle.
The Sun reported that a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said, "The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex."
Naturally, the royal family must be thrilled to have a new baby to love! Lilibet is the queen's 12th great-grandchild. Of course the queen was very interested to meer the newest addition to her family. It comes as no surprise that Queen Elizabeth II was one of the first people in Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's family that was introduced to their newborn daughter.
Leading up to their second child's birth, Meghan had been relatively private, staying out of the public eye and refusing to reveal her daughter's due date. The duchess had also decided not to have a baby shower. According to US Weekly, Meghan didn't feel such a celebration would be appropriate amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor's birth on June 4, 2021, royal fans are already wondering when the newborn will make her public debut. The world is already captivated by the newborn, and the royal family has released a statement about their delight at welcoming the newest member of the family.
In the midst of all of the celebration of the newborn baby girl, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton made their own post yesterday to congratulate Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie.
Despite recent tensions between Prince William and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to Instagram on Monday, June 8, to congratulate Meghan and Harry on the latest addition to their family. The caption read:
"We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."
Fans were impressed at the Duke and Duchess's friendliness towards Meghan and Harry, as the couple had stirred up a rift in the royal family ever since Megxit. Kate Middleton was even dubbed the "peacemaker" of the royal family. Royal expert Katie Nicholl weighed in on the topic, as she recalled Prince Philip's funeral and told ET:
"I certainly think she played quite an important role in getting the brothers to the point where they were able to engage in a conversation, of course, in front of the world's press..."
Prince William and Kate Middleton were not the only royals who happily welcomed the new addition to the family. As PEOPLE magazine was told by a source close to the couple, the queen was the first to meet little Lili via a video call. PEOPLE had already reported beforehand that Elizabeth had known Harry and Meghan wanted to pass her nickname down to their daughter beforehand.
According to the source of PEOPLE magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, "were very excited and couldn't wait to share that their daughter arrived" almost as soon as they returned to their home after leaving Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, which is situated not far from the family's home in Montecito, California.
It is not yet known when exactly the queen will meet her newest great-granddaughter in the flesh, but royal commentators are sure the occasion will come sooner than expected. Meghan and Harry will likely make their way back to the UK in June 2022 at the latest, as the Queen's Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated. It will mark her long-standing reign and historic 70 years on the throne as the UK's monarch and is expected to be the event of the year, pandemic permitting. Before then, Harry is expected to make a solo trip to London for the July 1 unveiling of the new statue in honor of his mother at Kensington Palace. He and his brother Prince William had commissioned the statue. He is also expected to visit the queen, his grandmother, for lunch while he is on the island.Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth (2018), (WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)
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