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Harry and Meghan reveal new photos of Lilibet


All eyes are on the Royal Family following Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, which coincided with the birthday of Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet. With new photos released of the young girl, fans are divided as to who she looks more like: her uncle, her parents or the late Princess Diana.

Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4, 2021 in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The toddler met her father’s family for the first time as they flew to the UK for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The child was named after Queen Elizabeth II, whose nickname “Lilibet” was used by her father, King George VI, and was carried by some members of the royal family such as her late husband, the Prince Philip, and his cousin, Princess Alexandra.

Queen Elizabeth poses for a photo during her childhood circa 1930s. | Source: Getty Images

Given Harry and Meghan’s move to California and their obvious estrangement from the Royal Family, the public wondered if they had Queen Elizabeth’s blessing before naming their second child after her. According to a spokesperson for the couple, the name was given with the Queen’s consent.

Harry and Meghan persisted in naming their daughter after the Queen, as they wanted to honor her and the close relationship they had over the years. A spokesperson for the couple once shared:

“The Duke spoke with his family ahead of the announcement. In fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called.”

The spokesperson also added that had Queen Elizabeth not been supportive, Harry and Meghan would not have used the name ‘Lilibet’ in the first place. Lili was also named after Harry’s dear mother, Princess Diana.

HARRY AND MEGHAN RELEASE NEW PHOTOS OF LILIBET

The Royal Family had their hands full during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, coinciding with Lilibet’s first birthday on June 4. To celebrate the girl’s milestone, her parents have released new photos from her birthday party, which took place at Frogmore Cottage.

Lilibet’s new photos were taken at a casual and intimate garden party where her family and close friends celebrated her birthday. Although Prince William and his family would have been invited, they were unable to attend due to previous engagements for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Photographer Misan Harriman snapped the adorable photos of the young girl, showing a glimpse of how her party went, complete with a picnic and face painting activities for the kids. This is the same photographer who took Meghan’s maternity photos last year while Lilibet was still in utero.

FANS ARE DIVIDED OVER WHO LILIBET LOOKS MORE

After the release of the new photos of Lilibet, fans were delighted to see a glimpse of her appearance. They flocked to the comments to share who they thought Lilibet most resembled.

A fan mentioned that the only difference between Lilibet and Prince Harry was their gender. The fan named Thelma also gushed that Prince Harry was a proud father to his daughter and did not neglect her as some had previously assumed.

Another fan couldn’t resist posting photos of an adult Harry alongside Lilibet to show off their striking resemblance. the fan said“I can’t believe how much [Prince Harry’s] genes beat [Meghan] at the top.”

A fan was amazed at how Prince Harry seemed to have “cloned” himself, given that he and Lilibet share the same red hair and curious eyes.

However, some fans think Lilibet is the “twin” of her mother Meghan, but with red hair. “You see Harry as a baby in Lilibet Diana, but I see Meghan as a baby with red hair,” one fan said. said.

Some royal family enthusiasts have gone as far as look for old photos of the late Princess Diana to prove her resemblance to Lilibet. They posted photos of Diana as a child, alongside Lilibet’s new photo.

Another fan shared a photo of the late Princess Diana in her youth, showing off her red hair. This prompted another fan to conclude that “Lilibet is his grandmother [Diana’s] double.”

While there are fans who think she looks a lot like her father’s side of the family, there are also some who noticed the resemblance between the young child and her mother’s brother. “[…] I think she definitely has the Markle genes. She is very cute [and] looks exactly like Meghan’s brother,” one fan said. weighed.

MEGHAN SEEMS TO HAVE A REDHEAD GENE

Like Lilibet and her older brother, Archie’s red hair is evident in the photos; many have realized that Meghan Markle carries the redhead gene. Red hair, carried by the MCR1 gene, being recessive, it must be present in both parents to appear in a child.

While Prince Harry has always been proud of his red hair, which he got from Diana’s side of the family, it’s clear the gene shows up in the Markle line as well. Meghan’s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., also has red hair, suggesting the gene runs in their family.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their grandson Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their Royal Tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images

Amid the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, she finally met her namesake great-grandchild for the very first time. As Harry and Meghan reside in California, the celebration marks one of the few times Archie and Lilibet can spend time with Harry’s side of the family.

In May 2022, it had already been reported that the Queen was looking forward to spending time with Archie and Lilibet, while Harry and Meghan were delighted and even honored to take part in the special celebration despite no longer being active members of the Royal family.

Fans could see Harry, Meghan and their children at the Queen’s celebrations, but they weren’t present at all the events as they were no longer ‘working royals’. It came after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex uprooted themselves in the US and gave a controversial interview to Oprah Winfrey which sparked a rift with the royal family.

Queen Elizabeth II assured the public that Harry and his family remain loved despite the breakup. However, the truth remains a mystery as they have yet to be photographed with immediate family members like Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton or their children.



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