Welcome to the digital age! Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan introduced their newborn daughter to the royal family a little differently than expected.
The birth of a baby is not only a defining event in life for the parents. For the rest of the family, too, a new citizen of the earth is always something very special. It’s only logical that they want to see and cuddle their offspring as soon as possible. The British royals were now finally allowed to meet the latest addition to Prince Harry (36) and Duchess Meghan (39, born Meghan Markle). So the Sussexes would have checked off “seeing”, but “cuddling” is omitted from this performance. I wonder what great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth (95) thinks.
Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan send first photo via WhatsApp
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born on June 4 in Santa Barbara, is already grandchild number 11 for the 95-year-old Queen. So Queen Elizabeth is an old hand at this. Still, she certainly would have imagined the little one’s introduction a bit differently. According to reports from the site “ET,” Harry and Meghan simply sent a picture of their daughter to a WhatsApp group of the royal family. Here, the couple keep everyone up to date with pictures of their newborn daughter.
Of course, it’s difficult for the Queen’s grandson and his wife to introduce their little daughter in person right now, after all, thousands of miles separate them from Harry’s family in England. However, it would have been possible to show Lili a little more beautifully. After all, Elizabeth is now very familiar with video calls, as she has often demonstrated in the past. And she is not only a great-grandmother, but also the girl’s namesake. Her name, “Lili,” honors the Queen’s nickname, used affectionately by her family members since childhood. Her middle name Diana is in honor of “her beloved late grandmother,” Princess Diana (†36), Harry’s mother, who died in a car accident in 1997 while being chased by paparazzi in Paris.
Harry & Meghan do everything a little differently
Much like the introduction of the family, the announcement of Lilibet’s birth went a little differently than what we’re used to seeing from royals. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced the great news on their Archewell website two days after her birth. Here, in a short but heartfelt message, they wrote: “On June 4, 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 have received from around the world.” The entire family – and certainly brother Archie (2) – was thrilled to see the arrival of the little princess.