Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their daughter in honor of her great-grandmother, the Queen, and late grandmother Princess Diana
The Queen “desperately” wants to meet Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby daughter Lilibet, a royal author has claimed.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born in California in June last year and is yet to travel to the UK.
Meghan and Harry named their daughter in honor of her great-grandmother, the Queen, and late grandmother Princess Diana.
The couple, who are also proud parents to Archie, two, moved to the United States in 2020 as they stepped back from their roles as senior royals.
It’s believed Princess Eugenie is the only member of the Royal Family who has made the trip to the US to visit the Sussexes in their new home.
But the Queen, 95, who no longer travels abroad, is said to be “desperate” to see her great-grandchild in person.
Royal author Brian Hoey, who has written extensively about the monarchy, told Express.co.uk: “I have heard from people I know within the Royal Household she really would desperately like to see the baby in this way.
“I think she would love to, I wonder whether it is going to happen, I would love to think it could.”
Since Prince Harry and Meghan started a new life in the US, the prince has only returned to Britain twice – for Prince Philip’s funeral and to unveil a statue of Princess Diana.
Both of those times Meghan stayed at home with son Archie, who also hasn’t returned to the UK since moving to the US.
It comes after royal expert Tom Bower suggested Prince Harry faces the ‘ultimate test’ on whether to return to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer.
The couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey rocked the monarchy last year as they made a series of damning claims about their time in the Royal Family.
Speaking about the widely reported tensions between the Sussexes and the Firm, Mr Hoey said: “It may not be as bad as we on the outside think it is anyway.
“I am absolutely sure the Queen holds no feelings of disapproval towards Harry and Meghan, none whatsoever, she would certainly welcome them back if they came.”
The Queen is a proud granny to her eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and has a sweet tradition when Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte visit her.
Speaking on ITV documentary ‘Our Queen at 90’ the Duchess of Cambridge said: “[The Queen] always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for her family.”
Kate also revealed the Queen was one of the first visitors when Princess Charlotte was born.
She said: “The Queen was really thrilled that it was a little girl.
“I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington she was one of our first visitors here.
“I think she’s very fond of Charlotte. She’s always watching what she’s up to.”