Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4, 2021, in California. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, moved to the States with their son, Archie, now two, in 2020 after retreating from public royal life.
While travel around Lilibet’s birth was restricted due to Covid, there have been questions over whether the couple will now bring her to Britain to meet her namesake – the Queen.
Lilibet, the Queen’s twelfth great-grandchild, was named after the Monarch’s childhood family nickname.This week, royal author Brian Hoey told Express.co.uk the 95-year-old was very keen to meet Lilibet.
He said: “I have heard from people I know within the Royal Household she really would desperately like to see the baby [in person].
“I think she would love to, I wonder whether it is going to happen, I would love to think it could.
” He added: “I am absolutely sure the Queen holds no feelings of disapproval towards Harry and Meghan, none whatsoever, she would certainly welcome them back if they came.”
When Meghan and Harry opted to step down as working royals in 2020 and carve out a life as private citizens, the Queen said in a statement: “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.
“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.
” Since then, however, relations have been challenging, largely in the wake of Meghan and Harry’s tell-all Oprah interview.