That’s it ! The missing piece of the puzzle has joined his! Friday June 4 at 11:40 am, as specified in the press release, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor uttered her first cry at the Santa Barbara hospital in California. Due to their distancing from the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer subject to the usual protocol and it is therefore not Buckingham Palace that announced the good news, but the couple themselves – or the minus a discreet intermediary – via the Archewell site. “On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have imagined, and we are grateful for the love and prayers we have received from all over the world. thank you for your kindness and support during this very special time for our family, ”the Sussexes wrote in their statement. The palace, meanwhile, waited 90 minutes to react, followed by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge. Enchanted by this new arrival and eager to spend special moments with family, away from the media, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have let it be known that they were planning to take parental leave and that they should not wait for photos of Lilibet for the moment. A choice that is now possible for them now that they are no longer governed by the traditions of the Crown.
Meghan and Harry: the tribute name of their daughter
For once, punters weren’t that far off the mark when they imagined the couple would name their daughter after Prince Harry’s mother and grandmother. If some had rather leaned for a nod to the Duke of Edinburgh with the first name Philippa, it is ultimately with the first name Lilibet that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid homage to both the Queen and her deceased husband since it is the nickname that Prince Philip gave to his wife in private.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle © Backgrid USA