According to People Magazine, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced their newborn girl, Lilibet, to her namesake great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, via video call shortly after the baby’s birth.
Following the delivery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, “we’re incredibly excited and couldn’t wait to share that their daughter arrived,” calling Elizabeth.
It’s unclear whether they used Zoom, FaceTime, or — God forbid — Skype, though Harry mentioned Zoom in February when revealing that the Queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, had been keeping in touch with his family digitally.
Lilibet is a fictional character created by Lilibet On June 4, Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born to Harry and Meghan.
While one royal commentator slammed the couple’s choice of “Lilibet” – Elizabeth’s nickname — as “rude,” CN News was told that Harry sought the Queen’s approval for the name.
“It will have likely been a call saying she’s arrived, and we’d plan to name her after you — it’s not really something one can say no to,” another royal source countered. I doubt they inquired; more likely, they were informed.”
Lilibet, or “Lili,” had her public debut as an illustration in Markle’s new children’s book, “The Bench,” by California artist Christian Robinson.
Though she was not present for the birth, Lili’s grandma, Markle’s mother Doria Ragland, is thought to already be assisting the family with the child at their home.
Despite Prince Harry’s previous comments regarding Charles’ lack of parenting ability, Lili’s paternal grandfather, Prince Charles, called the birth “such great news” on Tuesday.