Queen Elizabeth II reportedly met her new great-granddaughter via a video call soon after Meghan and Harry returned from the hospital.
On Friday, the couple welcomed Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, their first daughter, into their family at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Shortly after the family of four returned home, Meghan and Harry allegedly called Her Majesty and introduced her to their daughter via a video call.
“They were very excited and couldn’t wait to share that their daughter arrived,” an insider told People.
Another source also told the magazine that the proud parents now feel completed and “are so happy” that everything turned out alright.
“This baby solidifies that they are creating roots here in the States,” the insider claims.
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan’s spokesperson confirmed that the Queen and the parents were not the only ones excited by the arrival of baby Lilibet. As the spokesperson says, Archie “is very happy to have a little sister” and now gets to play the role of a big brother.
Though Meghan and Harry stepped down from their royal duties last year and repeatedly slammed the British monarchy since, they decided to choose a very royal name for their first daughter.
As it happens, Lilibet was the Queen’s nickname for decades, whereas late Prince Philip would often call his wife by that name to show his affection.
Her Majesty was reportedly given the nickname Lilibet by King George V, her grandfather, who tried to imitate her failed attempts at pronouncing her own name when she was little.
After Meghan and Harry announced their daughter’s arrival, people were left divided by the name choice. While some suggested the parents were honoring Harry’s grandmother by naming their daughter after her, others suggested it was rude to do so because the nickname was very dear and personal to the Queen.
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