Meghan Markle baby has ‘the most royal name’ says expert
Meghan and Prince Harry’s daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor could “prove herself to be a ‘Band-Aid baby'” and provide a mean for the Royal Family to come together and quash the existing feud, royal author Angela Levin said. The biographer believes it is not just the birth of Lili or the clear tribute to the Queen and Princess Diana that could bring closer the Royal Family.
One upcoming event, the baby’s christening, could be crucial for the royals’ relationships.
In an op-ed for the Daily Telegraph, Ms Levin wrote: “A new arrival into the Royal Family is perhaps the next best chance for all sides to come together, meaning Lilibet Diana could unwittingly be the human sticking plaster that patches up the rift.
“When an innocent baby smiles, it’s hard not to smile back.
“But this may all depend on Harry seizing the opportunity to have his daughter christened in the UK.
Prince Harry is set to return to London later this month
Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their daughter on Friday
“It could also provide the excuse Meghan needs to return to these shores, something that seems unlikely even with the unveiling of a Diana statue in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden on July 1.
“How significant it would be if a baby with the middle name Diana ushered in a new Royal era, one where both sides understood what the other needed and were united again.”
Meghan and Harry announced they were expecting a child in February, when they shared a brief statement and a black-and-white picture showing the couple laying down under a tree in their garden.
In March, Harry revealed the sex of the baby during the Sussexes’ landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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He said: “To have any child, anyone or any two would have been amazing.
“But to have a boy and then a girl, you know, what more can you ask for?
“But now, you know, now we — we’ve got our family.
“We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.”
Prince Harry and Meghan’s son Archie was christened two months after his birth
Lilibet Diana could help mend the rift between the royals, according to an expert
At the time, Meghan and Harry also confirmed they would not have a third baby.
Three months later, their spokesperson announced the birth of Lili on June 4.
The Duke and Duchess also issued a personal message of thanks to their supporters.
It read: “On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.
“She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe.
Lilibet Diana is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild
“Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
Meghan and Harry “will not be sharing a photo” of their newborn “at this time”, as reported by royal author Omid Scobie.
And details of her christening have not been released.
However, one royal commentator has already ruled out Prince William will be among the godparents of the child.
Appearing on TODAY, Daisy McAndrew, NBC royal commentator and journalist, said: “Lots of rumours about whom the godparents are going to be, and I can tell you it won’t be William.
Prince Philip often used the nickname Lilibet to call the Queen
“Now that’s because the royals don’t do siblings as godparents.”
Lili’s birth comes just a few weeks before Harry is tipped to be returning to the UK to mark what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday.
His presence at the unveiling of the statue of Diana he had commissioned with Prince William in 2017 was thrown into doubt due to Meghan’s pregnancy.
However, sources have claimed the Duke of Sussex has every intention to attend the event to honour his mother’s legacy and life and will do the utmost to be there.
The unveiling of the statue will take place in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, Princess Diana’s favourite spot at what was her royal residence.
The event will also mark the first public meeting between the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex since April 17, when they attended the funeral of Prince Philip.