Regardless of being an ocean aside, little Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has already met her namesake. Shortly after Lili’s beginning on June 4, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry launched their daughter to Queen Elizabeth II through a video name. A supply instructed Folks that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “were very excited and could not wait to share that their daughter arrived.” Royal historian Robert Lacey, who acts as a marketing consultant on The Crown, remarked that Prince Harry and the queen share a “exceptional bond” that is solely grown since his mom Princess Diana’s demise in 1997.
“[The Queen] was a kind of stepmother for each Harry and William,” Lacey shared with Folks. “We’ve all centered on her teaching of William as the long run King, however we’re realizing now the significance of the emotional bonds that she’s been capable of set up with Harry and their means to speak to one another straight. That affection stays.” Lili’s identify is in honor of each her great-grandmother, who is thought amongst her household and pricey pals as “Lilibet,” and her paternal grandmother, the late Princess Diana.
As for when Lili may be launched to the queen and the remainder of the royal household in particular person, that is nonetheless unclear. Relying on COVID-19 restrictions, the couple may resolve to spend Christmas in Sandringham as they did in 2017 after their engagement. There’s additionally a chance of them making their approach again to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. Exterior of that, Harry is about to make a solo journey for the July 1 unveiling of the Kensington Palace statue in honor of his mom.