The amazing news that Meghan Markle has given birth to a healthy baby girl has just been announced, but there's one thing that's got everyone talking: Prince William and Kate Middleton's response to the announcement...
The internet has made up its mind.
William and Kate's tweet about the birth of their niece was completely unexpected...
Although the arrival of a healthy baby girl is amazing news for Meghan and Harry...
There's no doubt that the last couple of years have been extremely difficult for the couple.
Harry married the former Suits actress in 2018...
And although the couple radiated with happiness and joy, it didn't take long for things to take an ugly turn.
Any move she made, Meghan was relentlessly attacked by the British press...
Which eventually resulted in the couple announcing they would be stepping down from their senior roles in the royal family due to this unbearable harassment.
They simply wanted a quieter and safer life for their 2-year-old son, Archie...
And it didn't take long for them to fully relocate to Los Angeles for a fresh start.
Quite predictably, the news of their departure didn't go down well with royalists all around the world...
And alongside rumors of bitter feuds between Harry, Prince Charles, and Prince William, the explosive Oprah Winfrey interview poured even more fuel on the fire.
Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview with the famous TV host aired on March 7th...
And an unbelievable amount of dirt was dished out on the royal family and their treatment of the couple over the last few years.
Meghan made some shocking accusations of racism against the monarchy...
Including concerns that were expressed by an unnamed senior member of the family over Archie's skin color - something that Meghan insisted contributed to her son not being given a royal title.
She also tearfully described the lack of support she received when she was feeling suicidal during her pregnancy due to the pressure and isolation that comes with being a member of the royal family.
"Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn't say it, then I would do it... I just didn't want to be alive anymore."
Harry then spoke of how he's been "financially cut off" by his father...
And that he's now pretty much an outcast in his family.
Of course, while many sympathized with the couple following the eye-opening interview...
Many weren't at all impressed by their attempt to break their silence in such a publicized way... because let's face it, you don't get more famous and "A-lister" than Oprah Winfrey!
Harry and Meghan were also accused of being "attention seekers" and "liars."
Harry returned to the U.K shortly after the interview to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip...
And it was reported that there was a "great deal of frostiness" between Harry, his father, and other senior royals.
So, as you can see, it's been a very tense few months for Harry and Meghan...
But this hasn't stopped Harry from speaking out yet again about the hardships he and Meghan faced from being a part of the royal family.
Harry appeared as a guest on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast early on in May...
And he made many personal revelations during the interview.
In perhaps the most talked-about moment of the podcast, Harry said he was caught in a cycle of "pain and suffering" in the British royal family...
And hinted heavily that he is critical of the way his father, Prince Charles, raised him.
"When it comes to parenting, if I've experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I'm going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on."
He added that "a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway..."
"So we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say 'you know what, that happened to me, I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen to you.'"
Harry also noted that as he grew older, he realized that Charles raised him in the way that he had previously been raised.
"I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go 'OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he's treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?'"
It's clear that Harry is desperate to not pass on this "genetic pain" to his own children...
Especially as his and Meghan's little family is rapidly expanding!
Back in February of this year, Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their second child...
And Meghan excitedly revealed they were expecting a little girl to Oprah in their exclusive interview.
The happy news came just months after Meghan suffered a miscarriage, however...
Which she opened up about in an opinion piece for the New York Times that ran in November.
"Losing a child means carrying almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, ten to twenty of them will have suffered from a miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning," she wrote in her emotional article.
Quite understandably, the couple remained very quiet during their second pregnancy...
Because after recovering from the shock and grief of a miscarriage, privacy and calm are what are needed the most.
Well, today is the day we've all been waiting for...
As it has just been announced that Meghan has given birth to a healthy baby girl!
A spokesperson for the Sussexes confirmed the news.
Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby daughter - with name to honour Queen and Diana https://t.co/JNnFRyCuZN— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 6, 2021
In a statement, they confirmed: "It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world."
"Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital."
BREAKING: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle have welcomed baby no. 2, who is named after both her great-grandmother the Queen, and her late grandmother Princess Diana. ❤️ https://t.co/iQtas3FrV1 pic.twitter.com/fvVFogueYy— E! News (@enews) June 6, 2021
"Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home."
"Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana,was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."
NEW: Meghan Markle has given birth to a baby girl named Lilibet “Lili” Diana, after her great-grandmother the Queen and grandmother Princess Diana 👶👑 https://t.co/kWZRibm8y1— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) June 6, 2021
Baby Lili will be little Archie's first sister.
It's a truly beautiful name.
Exciting news from the Sussexes, who have announced the birth of their baby girl, Lillibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor🐣 pic.twitter.com/lfGPyRGX3w— Omid Scobie (@scobie) June 6, 2021
And a fantastic tribute to both Diana and Queen Elizabeth II.
But one thing, in particular, has really gotten the internet talking...
And that's Prince William and Kate Middleton's response to the news.
You both are far more mature and polite than I would be. 😊— ykergal (@Valerie84897697) June 6, 2021
Cold— Zach Coulson (@CoulsonZach) June 6, 2021
Showing other Royals how true royalty should behave. You’re going to make an amazing King and Queen— Marco (@Marco43407840) June 6, 2021
Thank you for showing kindness when it hasn’t been shown to you. Also, glad you called her Lili. Lilibet is just disrespectful.— sandy (@blackmoon1900) June 6, 2021
You guys are much bigger people than me. ❤️ after being dragged through the mud like that, I wouldn’t be able to say anything since I’d have nothing nice to say.— Madison McLean (@MadisonMcLean_) June 6, 2021
That's how you do it. King William V & Queen Catherine.❤️ 👑— George Grant (@RuleBGB) June 6, 2021
They always take the high road!— Susan (@Susan3554) June 6, 2021
Siblings do not always agree. William and Harry are on different life paths, Harry's by choice, William's by duty. But they love each other. Their bond will never be broken no matter how hard you haters and the media try to break it. God bless them and their families. 💙🙏— Bon Copeland (@beco1961) June 6, 2021
Simple, respectful and class in all in one!— ssjane18 (@sarah49655245) June 6, 2021
No other royal as a patch on the Cambridge’s
Class. Pure and simple.— Valerie Beatrix Blake (@VBB_UpEaSide) June 6, 2021
Here's what the couple had to say about the exciting news:
We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2021
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.
The Queen, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall have also been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
We wish you all the best!