According to a royal expert, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s newborn daughter could be a ‘Band-Aid baby’ that helps to ‘return the family to some form of normality’.
Lilibet – whose middle name is Diana – was born on June 4 in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.
Queen Elizabeth’s 11th grandchild arrived just days before both Prince William and Harry are expected to reunite together in public at the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace to mark what would have been her 60th birthday.
“Before she is even a month old, Lilibet could yet prove herself to be a “Band-Aid baby”, Angela Levin told The Telegraph. “A sticking plaster in Royal form to return the family to some form of normality after the turbulent year and a half since Megxit sparked several rounds of very public and occasionally painful soul-baring.”
It comes after Prince Harry revealed a series of ‘truth bombs’ on the Royal Family during his recent media appearances.
In his new five-part AppleTV+ docuseries with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex accused the Royal family of ‘total silence’ and ‘neglect’ when his wife, Meghan, was suicidal.
He also claimed that his father Prince Charles made him ‘suffer’ as a child and insisting he would not be ‘bullied into silence’ when the ‘The Firm’ ‘trapped’, smeared, and dumped them.
In candid interviews, Prince Harry said that he and his wife felt abandoned by his own family and this was one of their ‘biggest reasons’ for leaving and stepping back to their royal duties.
“Certainly now I will never be bullied into silence,” Harry told Oprah. “I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence, total neglect.”
“We spent four years trying to make it work,” he added. “We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job. But Meghan was struggling.”
“That feeling of being trapped within the family, there was no option to leave,” Harry said. “Eventually when I made that decision for my family, I was still told, ‘You can’t do this’, And it’s like, ‘Well how bad does it have to get until I am allowed to do this?’. She [Meghan] was going to end her life. It shouldn’t have to get to that.”
However, royal expert Levin went on to question whether, despite his new life since stepping back as a senior royal, Prince Harry may be ‘unhappier’ than we think.
“It makes one wonder if the outpouring of the pain and frustration he has felt about his family and his brutal verbal attacks have been a way to cope with just how much he still misses his mother, and how much underneath it all he aches to get his family back,” Levin claims.
“If he doesn’t, surely he wouldn’t bother talking about them.”
Levin went on to say whether calling his daughter Lilibet in honor of his grandmother, which has been interpreted by many as Harry and Meghan ‘reaching out,’ may just help him find ‘inner peace.’