Meghan Markle has given fans what they want! She has finally revealed the first-ever photo of baby Lili and we can’t stop thinking about it…
Meghan Markle has given fans a first look at her daughter, Lilibet…
And the internet hasn’t stopped talking about it since…
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their new baby girl into the world on
Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
And after releasing her name to the world, a lot of people remarked how ‘disrespectful’ they though their choice was…
As we know, the baby girl was named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Paying tribute to Harry’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in 1997, when Harry was just twelve.
The name Lilibet is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II herself.
A family pet name, the Queen bestowed it on herself as a child as she couldn’t pronounce the name Elizabeth. The name was particularly used by the Queen’s late husband Prince Philip. It was also used by her doting father, King George VI.
The couple seems to have been the pillars of scrutiny against the Royal Family since stepping down from their positions last January.
Meghan and Harry said they wanted a more private life for their children, and moved to Los Angeles to live a more normal life out of the media eye.
However, many feel like the couple has truly slandered the Royal Family.
And that Harry’s relationships with his brother, father and grandparents is “hanging by a thread.”
Although, through the rifts, there are reports that the Royal Family is “delighted” with the news.
Despite Harry’s continuous blasting of them across all media platforms.
Harry’s relationship with his family remains strained.
With Charles apparently refusing his calls on the lead up to the announcement in 2020. Harry also said he was financially cut off from his father after they stepped down and at first they were forced to live off Diana’s inheritance.
Asked by Oprah Winfrey during their televised interview about why they left, Harry blamed a “lack of support and lack of understanding.”
He also said he wanted to get away from the ‘genetic pain’ he felt from his family, especially his father, Prince Charles.
“I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, (and) Archie’s his grandson.”
“But at the same time – I will always love him – but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship. But they only know what they know, or what they’re told.”
Lilibet’s name seems to be the main point of controversy this time…
With one royal biographer, Angela Levin, deeming it as ‘rude.’
There are even accusations that, by using the Queen’s private pet name as a first name, Harry has broken royal protocol.
Harry has been heavily criticized for taking such a private, intimate pet name and giving it to his child, after what some are calling the ‘onslaught of abuse’ against his grandmother and The Firm.
Royal commentator, Richard Kay, suggested that it may be a step too far for Meghan and Harry to name their daughter Lilibet.
Writing in a column for the Daily Mail, he said: “By giving the baby the name Lilibet, the Queen’s private family nickname – even though they intend to use the diminutive ‘Lili’ for their daughter – there is a risk.”
“Will it be seen as a presumptuous choice for a royal baby who is eighth in line to the throne, but who will grow up on the other side of the world speaking with an American accent?”
“It is tempting to wonder if Harry would have been so emboldened in his choice if his grandfather Prince Philip – the only close family member permitted to call the Queen ‘Lilibet’ – had still been alive.”
“Doubtless, there will be among the more cautious courtiers at the Palace some discomfort and the odd raised eyebrow at this latest convention-destroying Exocet from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
There has been a mixed response to the name, with some believing that it is the couple pandering to the Queen for forgiveness, whilst others believe it to be a touching tribute.
And now it seems as though the controversy has taken a backseat…
As the couple has finally shared a picture of Lilibet…
The clip shows the Duchess of Sussex chatting on a video call while sitting at a desk…
The video was released to mark her fortieth birthday.
Meghan used this to share her new project 40×40, which she’s set up to help get women back into the workplace after giving birth.
She can be seen chatting to Melissa McCarthy via video call, asking for her help with the project.
Meghan reveals she’s asking forty friends to donate forty minutes to help mentor a woman back into work.
Melissa agrees, before saying: “see ya at 50,” after which Meghan blows out candles on a birthday cake.
The video ends with a short blooper showing Melissa joking that the video had “a lot of hat work.”
Meghan also shared a message on their Archewell website with the clip, which reads: “In reflecting on my 40th birthday and the many things I am grateful for, I’m struck that time is among our greatest and most essential gifts.”
“Time with our loved ones, time doing the things we love, time spent learning, laughing, growing, and the sacred time we have on this earth. Amongst the most valuable gifts of time is also time spent in service to others knowing that it can contribute to incredible change.”
“To that last point, and with my 40th lap around the sun in mind, it made me wonder: what would happen if we all committed 40 minutes to helping someone else or to mentoring someone in need? And then what would happen if we asked our friends to do the same?”
“In the past two years, and in large part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of millions of women around the world have left the workforce, including over 2 million women in the US.”
“So many of these women are also shouldering the brunt of the crisis when it comes to unpaid labor, including schooling and caring for family members. And the latest research shows that fewer women than men will regain work as we recover from the pandemic.”
“I believe mentorship is one way to help women regain confidence and rebuild their economic strength, and for my birthday, I have asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to help kickoff a global effort by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to support women re-entering the workforce.”
“With this time, I hope they each help someone advance a professional life on her own terms, and, I hope that they inspire countless others to give 40 minutes of their time as well.
“If you are able, please join us and pledge 40 minutes today in service of others in the way that feels right to you. The time that you donate can contribute to a global wave of service and set in motion meaningful impact in our own communities, and across the world.”
Since the video came out, fans have pointed out 4 family photos proudly on display…
One shows Archie standing up, and fans spotted another picture that they believe is Lili…
Commenting on social media, one fan wrote: “I like to think that on the three photos joined, the one in the middle is a photo of Harry holding Lili.”
Another wrote: “Looks like photo 1 is Archie, 2 Meghan and Harry, 3 Harry holding Lili about to give her a kiss and 4 Meg or Doria holding Archie.”
Check out the video below…
The video is Meghan’s first public appearance since the birth of her daughter Lilibet in June.
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