After quitting as senior royals and moving to California early last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their second child Lilibet to the world. Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana was born on June 4, 2021 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Her name pays homage to her great-grandmother and makes reference to the nickname given to the Queen by her father during her childhood.
Over this past festive season, Harry and Meghan released their first-ever official photograph of their daughter, as she featured on their Christmas card.
The photo shows Harry holding little Archie on his lap while Meghan holds Lili. The 11th great-grandchild for Her Majesty the Queen wears a white outfit and laughs while being suspended mid-air by her mother.
Despite their link to one of the most famous families in the world, Harry and Meghan tend to keep their family life quite private. A few anecdotes about the children have been shared by their parents but otherwise, Lili and Archie are relatively sheltered from public life.
Royal watchers have speculated in recent months about whether the Royal Family is kept up to date with milestones in the children’s lives after Meghan revealed during her appearance on the Ellen show that young Lili had begun to teeth.
There has also been heavy speculation as to whether the Queen has met her namesake in person as since moving across the pond, Harry has only returned to the UK twice.However, PR expert and royal commentator Kinsey Schofield claims the Queen and Lilibet have already met.
Ms Schofield claims a meeting between the Queen and her namesake great-grandchild has happened via video call. She told Express.co.uk: “It is my understanding that the Queen and Lili have met each other over Zoom.”
However, the founder of Los Angeles-based royals site ToDiForDaily.com also claims that the pair won’t meet in person unless a solution is found to Harry’s security concerns.