Meghan and Harry’s daughter Lilibet still hasn’t been added to the Royal Family’s line of succession, despite being born 7 weeks ago now.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and is technically 8th in line to the throne.
But the Royal Family’s website has yet to add Lilibet’s birth to the official line of succession, raising a few eyebrows.
The website still lists Prince Andrew as 8th in line to the throne and Lilibet’s name is nowhere to be seen.
Lilibet ‘should’ be listed under her brother Archie, whose name was added fifteen days after he was born, back in 2019.
When their, cousin Prince Louis was born, Prince William and Kate’s second son, his name was added to the list twelve days after he was born.
But people aren’t sympathetic to the royal couple, sharing their thoughts on social media…
One Facebook user wrote: “Why should she be added to the royal family linage of succession her father does no royal duties and is no longer a part of he wished to live a normal family life in the USA so let them live a normal life without titles, they don’t deserve the titles, they had no appreciation for love the UK as a country gave them when they were part of the royal family.”
Lilibet was named after the Queen’s nickname and was given the middle name Diana, in tribute to Harry’s late mother. Her birth came in the aftermath of Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In the interview, which aired in March, the couple expressed their confusion that Archie would not be given a royal title, claiming that Archie was denied being a prince because he is of mixed race.
Speaking on the Royal Rota podcast on Friday, ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship suggested the royal family was “making a point.”
He said: “You have got to ask what has taken them so long. All they have got to do is hit the paragraph button and put in a different number.
“They must have done it before. They did it for Archie. Clearly, they did it for Louis when he was born.
“And they have done it for some of the other children like August that have been born as well. So where’s Lilibet? I can forgive them a week or two but a month?”
Ship suggested it was all “a little petulant.”
“Is it them saying, ‘We will get around to it when ready?’ It does feel like to me, maybe, they are making a point.”
This comes to light after claims Meghan and Harry want Lilibet to receive a royal christening just like their son Archie. They want their daughter to be christened in St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
A source previously told the Daily Mail: “Harry told several people that they want to have Lili christened at Windsor, just like her brother Archie.
“They are happy to wait until circumstances allow.”