The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was born on Friday June 4. Lilibet Diana’s name, however, did not directly appear in the official list of heirs to the Kingdom of England. It is only now, at midday of this Monday, July 26, that this oversight of the royal family has been resolved. Indeed, 7 weeks after her birth, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor finally appears in 8th position in the order of succession to the throne. Something that can now be seen on the royal.uk site. Note that this site lists all the information concerning the Windsor lineage.
Lilibet therefore appears on the site after the name of his brother Archie. Remember also that Prince Harry is in 6th place on this list. His name comes just after those of the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
“A message from the royal family”
The name of George of Cambridge, William and Kate’s eldest son, was added to this list just 15 days after his birth. This 7-week waiting period is therefore not normal coming from the royal family according to Chris Ship, editor-in-chief of ITV Royal. “Windsor House would like to send a message,” he said. “All they have to do is hit the carriage return button and change the number. They’ve had to do this before. They’ve done it for Archie and for Louis, when he was born, among others. “, he explains in Royal Rota, the podcast of Friday July 23.
“Are they like, ‘We’ll take care of this when we’re ready?’ I have a feeling they might want to send a message, ” he adds. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace also said that the royal family’s website would be updated periodically.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © AGENCY