Il del Duca e della Duchessa di Sussex figlia, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, è nato venerdì in California. Il nome rende omaggio alla nonna di entrambi Harry, Regina Elisabetta II, il cui soprannome di famiglia è Lilibet, e la sua defunta madre, principessa Diana.
“All is not forgiven, but after all the backlash regarding their interviews – which by the way, the pair have no regrets about – they’re trying their utmost to maintain a good relationship with the queen in order to keep the peace,” a source alleged to Us Weekly di giovedì.
Nel mese di marzo, the former American actress, 39, and the British prince, 36, gave an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey in which the couple described painful comments about how dark their firstborn Archie’s skin might be before his birth. Markle talked about the intense isolation she felt inside the royal family that led her to contemplate suicide.
L'ex “Suits” star also discussed the fact that her son was not given the title of prince. Harry said the royal family cut him off financially after he announced plans to step back from his roles – and that he was able to afford security for his family because of the money his mother left behind.
The televised tell-all, which was viewed by nearly 50 million people globally, occurred after they quit royal duties and moved to America.
Shortly after the sit-down aired, Buckingham Palace said the allegations of racism made by the couple were “riguardante” and would be addressed privately.
Più recentemente, Harry and Winfrey, 67, collaborated on the Apple TV+ mental-health series “The Me You Can’t See” where the duke opened up about the trauma he faced after losing his mother Diana.
It is believed that after the couple arrived home from the hospital, they introduced the reigning monarch, 95, to her namesake via a video call.
The source added that Harry “has always maintained a great relationship with his grandmother.”
Despite leaving royal duties, Harry’s place in the order of succession to the throne remains.
Lilibet’s birth moves Principe Andrew, who was born second in line in 1960, down to the ninth place.
“Grazie per la vostra continua gentilezza e supporto durante questo momento molto speciale per la nostra famiglia,” the couple wrote in a statement that accompanied the birth announcement on Sunday.
Il bambino è “più di quanto avremmo mai potuto immaginare, e rimaniamo grati per l'amore e le preghiere che abbiamo sentito da tutto il mondo,” hanno continuato.
La bambina è nata a 11:40 a.m. al Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital di Santa Barbara, California, e pesato in a 7 lbs, 11 oz, ha detto un portavoce della coppia. Il bambino è l'ottavo in linea di successione al trono britannico.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said the queen and other members of the family had been informed and are “felice della notizia della nascita di una figlia per il Duca e la Duchessa del Sussex.”
No photos of the newborn or the Sussexes accompanied the announcement. The couple has said that in lieu of gifts, they request those interested learn about or support nonprofit organizations working for women and girls, including Girls Inc., Harvest Home, CAMFED or Myna Mahila Foundation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began last year over what they described as the British media’s intrusions and racist attitudes towards the duchess. La famiglia ora risiede nella città costiera di Montecito, Calif.
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