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Baby Lilibet finally added to Royal Family website after Palace ‘makes a point’
August 17, 2021
Harry and Meghan’s new arrival has finally been recognised on the official Royal Family website, more than two months after she was born.
A royal expert has claimed "The Firm" may have been "making a point" by delaying the changes.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the second child of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, was born in California on June 4.
As she’s eighth in line to the throne, it would seem natural for her to be added to the royals’ official website sooner rather than later.
But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s information page has only recently been updated.
It now reads: "The Duke and Duchess have two children, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor."
The website was only updated after royal experts queried why Lilibet’s name had been missed out of Meghan’s biographical information on the site.
Omid Scobie, who co-wrote Finding Freedom, which gave Harry and Meghan’s side of the Megxit drama, tweeted: "The line of succession on the @RoyalFamily website has just been updated to include the Sussexes’ second child: Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, who is eighth in line to the throne. She was born on June 4."
ITV’s Royal Editor Chris Ship suggested on the Royal Rota podcast that the House of Windsor might have been "making a point" by leaving it so long.
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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."
Chris added: "They must have done it before. They did it for Archie. Clearly, they did it for Louis when he was born."
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Pointing out that several royal babies have found their way onto the official website within a fortnight, he said: "Where's Lilibet? I can forgive them a week or two but a month?"
Lilibet was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and her name is an affectionate reference to Her Majesty the Queen's childhood nickname, while her middle name is a tribute to Harry's late mother, Princess Diana.
The Daily Star has asked Buckingham Palace for a comment but has yet to receive a reply.