Kate Middleton, the future Queen of the United Kingdom, has revealed her excitement at meeting her newborn niece, Lilibet Diana, who was born earlier this month.
Kate said on Friday that she “can’t wait” to meet her newborn niece, Lilibet “Lili” Diana.
During a visit to a school in Cornwall with our first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, Kate said, “I wish her all the very best, I can’t wait to meet her because we haven’t yet met so hopefully, that will be soon.”
The first lady and the Duchess of Cambridge met during the Biden’s first presidential visit to England for the G7 Summit.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new baby girl was born on June 4th, named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their first daughter in a statement on Archewell’s website. The couple founded the Archewell foundation in 2020 and named it after their first child, Archie, who turned 2 this May.
The name caused quite a controversy when she was born, as the couple has seemingly berated the royal family since stepping down from royal duties in January 2020. Baby Lilibet is named after the Queen’s family pet name, lovingly used by her father King George VI, and then her husband of more than seventy years, Prince Philip. Her second name, Diana is a tribute to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana of Wales, who died in 1997.
Following the news of her birth at the beginning of the month, Prince William and Kate Middleton publicly congratulated the couple in an Instagram post.
“We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan, and Archie.”
Dr. Biden and Kate had spent the day at Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, West Cornwall, which focuses on educating children between the ages of 4 and eleven.
Early childhood is a cause close to both the Duchess of Cambridge and the first lady.
Kate has made it a priority during her tenure as Duchess and Dr. Biden is also committed to increasing opportunities in the early years. She has seen firsthand the importance of education through her years as an English professor and former high school teacher and reading specialist.
After Harry and Meghan stepped down from royal duties, it was feared “the firm” might struggle to honor their hundreds of public engagements.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have tirelessly stepped into the breach by nearly doubling their commitments – despite the challenges of the pandemic.
From the start of the year until June, the couple carried out 174 engagements between them, according to The Times. Kate has been described as the “jewel in the monarchy’s crown” and has been the ‘glue’ holding the relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry together.
Kate’s skillful handling of the ongoing feud was on full display at Prince Philip’s funeral in April, as she was seen walking with the brothers before quietly stepping away to allow them a rare chance to talk.
There seems to be nothing the Duchess of Cambridge can’t do!