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Prince Harry and Megan Markle introduced their newborn daughter Lilibet to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, through a video chat.
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Prince Harry and Megan Markle introduced their newborn daughter Lilibet to their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, through a video call shortly after the baby was born, People Magazine reports.
Harry, 36, and Megan, 39, were “very excited and eager to say that their daughter had arrived,” calling Elizabeth after delivery to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
(It was not specified whether they used Zoom, FaceTime or – God forbid – Skype, although Harry referred to Zoom in February when he revealed that the Queen and her late husband Prince Philip kept in touch with their family digitally.)
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born to Harry and Megan on June 4. While a royal commentator called the couple’s choice of “Lilibet” – Elizabeth’s nickname – “rude,” Page Six said that Harry had asked the queen for permission because of the name.
However, another royal source objected: “She would probably call that she had arrived, and we would plan to name her after you – not really something you could say ‘no’ to. I doubt they asked – more likely informed. “
Lilibet – Lily for short – made a public homage to the pages of Markle’s new children’s book, The Bench, as an illustration by California artist Christian Robinson. It is believed that Lily’s grandmother, Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, is already helping the family with the newborn in their home, although she was not present at the birth.
Lily’s paternal grandfather, Prince Charles, meanwhile, called Tuesday’s birth “so happy news,” despite Prince Harry’s latest comments about Charles’ lack of parental rights.