Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess 'shares first photo of baby Lilibet.. but only on Royals' private Whatsapp group'

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have shared the first photo of baby Lilibet… but only on the Royal Family’s private Whatsapp group, it has been claimed.

Lilibet  “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who shares Her Majesty’s family nickname, arrived at 11.40am on June 4 in California.

But since they are thousands of miles from home, Meghan and Harry are depending on technology to keep their family up to date on their newborn.

Now its been revealed that the couple shared a photograph of baby Lili over text with family members, reports ET.

The cute snap was shared on the Royal Family’s WhatsApp group – used by extended family members to stay in touch.

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest updates...

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE WON’T FLY TO UK TO SUPPORT HARRY AT DIANA MEMORIAL (Continued…)

    The confirmation was also released after royal sources told a US media site she would come back to support her husband as family relations have “worsened” since Prince Philip’s funeral.

    The insider told Radar Online: “Meghan knows how hard it was to attend his grandfather’s funeral alone and doesn’t want that to happen again.

    “Harry was given the cold shoulder by most of his relatives, with several refusing to talk to him or even make eye contact.

    “Since the funeral things have got worse, not better, so you can only imagine how he will be treated at the big event on July 1.”

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE WON’T FLY TO UK TO SUPPORT HARRY AT DIANA MEMORIAL

    Meghan Markle will not fly back to the UK with Prince Harry at the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

    Debate was ongoing over whether the Duchess of Sussex, 39, would attend the ceremony after she gave birth to baby Lilibet Diana just 12 days ago.

    But The Sun understands Meghan will stay in the US with Archie and baby Lili instead of making the 5,000-mile trip from California.

    It comes after The Sun Online exclusively revealed how Meghan would not travel to the UK.

  • The Sun

    WATCH: PIERS MORGAN ACCUSES ‘WHINING’ PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE OF ‘HIJACKING’ THE QUEEN’S NAME

    Piers Morgan accuses ‘whining’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of ‘HIJACKING’ the Queen’s name for baby daughter Lillibet

  • The Sun

    PRINCESS DIANA’S PSYCHIC PREDICTS ROYAL BABY WILL BE A DADDY’S GIRL BUT WON’T HEAL ROYAL FUED

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were overjoyed to welcome their second child – Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor – earlier this week.

    Meghan and Harry said in a statement: “She is more than we could have ever imagined.”

    And they may be even happier to discover their daughter is going to be the “first royal rock chick” when she grows up – according to celebrity psychic Sally Morgan.

    The fortune-teller – who claims to have worked with the tragic Princess Diana – has exclusively spoken to The Sun about what’s to come for the eighth in line to the throne.

    And, sadly, despite many believing Harry and Meghan’s choice of name was an olive branch to the royal family, it seems the rift isn’t going to be healed any time soon.

  • The Sun

    RICHARD MADELY: PRINCE HARRY HAS ‘LOST THE PLOT’ 

    ITV host, Richard Madeley has expressed his thoughts on Harry’s recent spate of interviews in which he’s recalled life in the Royal Family with the presenter fearing he has ‘lost the plot’.

    Harry and Meghan have hit headlines lately after involvement in a series of toxic interviews, one of which is an exclusive sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.

    Whilst Harry received recognition for opening up about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, many have accused him of going against his family. 

    In a conversation with The Express this week, Richard said: ‘I think Harry’s lost the plot, I’m sad to say because I think, fundamentally, Harry is a decent man.

    “I think he’s a decent guy, who, like many people, has had bad, difficult experiences in his life.

    “I mean, very few of us lead a charmed existence, so I don’t think that makes him particularly special.”

  • The Sun

    WATCH: MEGHAN MARKLE’S DAD THOMAS REVEALS HE NO LONGER HAS HER NUMBER 

    Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas reveals he no longer has her number and is ‘waiting for them to contact him’

  • The Sun

    MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF 2021 – WITH A MEGHAN MARKLE-INSPIRED ENTRY TAKING THE TOP SPOT FROM OLIVIA

    Naming your newborn is a big deal, and parents often take inspiration from celebrities, family members and even royalty.

    Perhaps Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a lot to answer for as Lily as taken out the top spot, booting Olivia and Amelia further down the list.

    The couple welcomed their daughter earlier this month and named her Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, after a nickname given to her great-grandmother the Queen.

    Their son’s name Archie, now two, also proved popular with it making the list for the most popular boys name.

    It took out the 12th spot, not far beaten by Harry which was ranked number eight on the list for 2021.

  • The Sun

    UNEARTHED 'RED FLAGS' BROUGHT UP YEARS LATER AS QUEEN MAKES 'SUBTLE DIG' AT HARRY AND MEGHAN, EXPERTS SAY

    Royal experts have looked back on images from Ascot 2018 and noticed a 'red flag' in the way that Prince Harry arrived at the one and only race Meghan Markle attended.

    The 'Red flags' were raised about Meghan and Harry's position in the Royal Family three years ago, according to experts. 

    Royal writer at News AU, Daniela Elser has claimed to have spotted Prince Harry's reduced status when arriving at Ascot 2018. 

    Harry arrived at the races with Meghan in the third carriage despite previously arriving in the first carriage with the Queen in 2016.

    Elser said: "In June 2016, there alongside his grandmother in the first carriage was Prince Harry. 

    "That year was one that had only seen his stature in the royal firmament grow, with the Duke being tasked by his grandmother to undertake his first solo overseas tour on her behalf several months later."

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE WON’T FLY TO UK TO SUPPORT HARRY AT DIANA MEMORIAL (Continued…)

    The confirmation was also released after royal sources told a US media site she would come back to support her husband as family relations have “worsened” since Prince Philip’s funeral.

    The insider told Radar Online: “Meghan knows how hard it was to attend his grandfather’s funeral alone and doesn’t want that to happen again.

    “Harry was given the cold shoulder by most of his relatives, with several refusing to talk to him or even make eye contact.

    “Since the funeral things have got worse, not better, so you can only imagine how he will be treated at the big event on July 1.”

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE WON’T FLY TO UK TO SUPPORT HARRY AT DIANA MEMORIAL

    Meghan Markle will not fly back to the UK with Prince Harry at the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue.

    Debate was ongoing over whether the Duchess of Sussex, 39, would attend the ceremony after she gave birth to baby Lilibet Diana just 12 days ago.

    But The Sun understands Meghan will stay in the US with Archie and baby Lili instead of making the 5,000-mile trip from California.

    It comes after The Sun Online exclusively revealed how Meghan would not travel to the UK.

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN’S FATHER FEARS HE WILL NEVER MEET GRANDDAUGHTER, LILIBET

    The Duchess of Sussex’s estranged dad fears he will never see her again or hold his new granddaughter.

    Thomas Markle said yesterday that he was desperate to rebuild his relationship with Meghan, 39, and “just wants an answer” on why he has been frozen out.

    The 76-year-old has not spoken to her since days before she married Prince Harry, 36, in 2018. But he said in an interview on Australian TV he hoped new arrival Lilibet may offer a way to a reunion.

    Mr Markle added: “I’ll be very disappointed that I don’t get to hold my granddaughter.”

  • The Sun

    CHARLES MENTIONS DIANA IN MESSAGE TO HARRY TO ‘SHOW APPROVAL’ OF LILIBET’ NAME  

    In an Instagram message, Meghan and Harry received a seal of approval from Prince Charles, a royal commentator suggests.

    Prince Charles and Camilla offered a seal of approval for the name Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by mentioning Diana in their latest post on Instagram.

    The royal commentator believes the gesture was their way of congratulating the Sussexes.

    The couple chose the name ‘Lilibet’ as a tribute to the Queen, with Lilibet being an endearing nickname for her, used by her father and Prince Philip

    Lilibet’s middle name, Diana, is in reference to the late Princess of Wales.

  • The Sun

    PRINCE HARRY COULD FACE A WEEK APART FROM NEWBORN LILIBET

    As Harry flies back to Britain to honour Princess Diana's statue unveiling, he faces the prospect of as long as 10 days away from Meghan and newborn daughter, Lilibet.

    The Duke of Sussex and his brother, William have worked together for years to design a fitting monument in their mother's honour. That may not have been so easy recently due to the family feud that has heated up within the Royal Family.

    An insider told Newsweek that Meghan won't be going – sparing her a trip back to the palace where, as she told Oprah Winfrey during an interview, she had to turn over her keys, driver's licence and passport.

  • The Sun

    PRINCE HARRY MIGHT STAY IN LA AHEAD OF PRINCESS DIANA’S STATUE UNVEILING, ROYAL EXPERT REVEALS

    Prince Harry might skip the statue unveiling ceremony for his late mother Princess Diana in July, a royal expert has claimed.

    Duncan Larcombe, royal author and expert, claimed that Meghan Markle was already unlikely to attend the event honouring her late mother-in-law, and now, Harry might not attend either. 

    In an interview with OK! Magazine, Larcombe said that because London is such a “trigger” for Harry, as claimed by him, he might not return for his mother’s 60th birth anniversary. 

    “No one I’ve spoken to believes Meghan will attend. She’s just had a baby and that’s a perfect reason to want to stay where she is. No one could criticise her for that, although I’m sure people will. Right now there’s no certainty if Harry will attend,” he said. 

    “He recently said that London was a trigger for him and I took those comments as a way of him preparing everyone to say that it was too painful for him to return to the site where he buried his mother,” he shared.

    “He also recently announced his paternity leave, so he seems to have so many reasons to want to stay in LA with baby Lili and Meghan."

  • The Sun

    US HOST HITS BACK AT THOMAS MARKLE AFTER HIS COMMENTS ON OPRAH

    In a recent interview with 60 Minutes Australia, Thomas Markle slammed Oprah Winfrey claiming she “took advantage” of Meghan and Harry.

    The US host has defended Oprah saying both parties saw “an opportunity” in regards to the tell-all interview back in March.

    Justin Sylvester told Daily Pop: “I think Oprah saw two golden geese sitting there, ripe for the picking.”

    “She knew that somebody was going to get the story, she knew that someone was going to get the £8 million, so I do agree that Oprah saw an opportunity and seized it.”

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE ‘BACK ON HER FEET AND WALKING DOGS’

    Meghan Markle is “back on her feet” and walking her dogs just days after giving birth to baby Lilibet, according to a friend.

    After a whirlwind year for the Sussexes, they are taking family time together with their children

    A friend told Closer: “The couple has been relaxing at home since becoming proud parents of Lilibet,”

    “[Meghan] is already back on her feet and walking the dogs.”

    They added: “Harry is a devoted family man and has been helping out around the house.

    “He picks vegetables from the garden to make fresh juices for Meghan and entertains Archie when she needs to rest up.

  • The Sun

    PRINCESS DIANA’S BROTHER SLAMS BBC’S ‘UNBELIEVABLE’ DECISION TO CLEAR ITSELF OVER REHIRING MARTIN BASHIR

    Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer has slammed the BBC’s “unbelievable” decision to clear itself over the rehiring of Martin Bashir.

    A review published yesterday found there was “no evidence” that Bashir was rehired by the BBC to cover up the circumstances of his interview with Diana.

    A damning inquiry last month revealed “rogue reporter” Bashir forged bank statements to win the vulnerable princess’s trust and convince her to sit down for a world exclusive Panorama interview in 1995.

  • The Sun

    UNEARTHED 'RED FLAGS' BROUGHT UP YEARS LATER AS QUEEN MAKES 'SUBTLE DIG' AT HARRY AND MEGHAN, EXPERTS SAY

    Royal experts have looked back on images from Ascot 2018 and noticed a 'red flag' in the way that Prince Harry arrived at the one and only race Meghan Markle attended.

    The 'Red flags' were raised about Meghan and Harry's position in the Royal Family three years ago, according to experts. 

    Royal writer at News AU, Daniela Elser has claimed to have spotted Prince Harry's reduced status when arriving at Ascot 2018. 

    Harry arrived at the races with Meghan in the third carriage despite previously arriving in the first carriage with the Queen in 2016.

    Elser said: "In June 2016, there alongside his grandmother in the first carriage was Prince Harry. 

    "That year was one that had only seen his stature in the royal firmament grow, with the Duke being tasked by his grandmother to undertake his first solo overseas tour on her behalf several months later."

  • The Sun

    ROYAL EXPERT SAYS: 'MEGHAN AND DIANA BOTH WANTED SOMETHING FROM THE QUEEN THEY DIDN'T GET'

    Royal author Matthew Dennison traced the Queen's life in a new biography looking at the longest-reigning sovereign in British history, from the triumphs and joys to the lows and disappointments.

    During the biography, he reveals some insight and uncovers secrets about Her Majesty the Queen in celebration of her birthday.

    Dennison said: “She’s probably the only person who can distinguish between her as Lilibet and her as the Queen – and I suspect that Lilibet hasn’t really changed all that much over the years.

    "I don’t know if Meghan was overawed in that sense because Meghan was a grown woman with experience of life when she joined the royal family whereas Diana was a young girl. But I think both women wanted something from the Queen that they didn’t get.”

    “The Queen thinks – and Philip did, too – that the most important thing they’ve given to their children is this idea of service.

    "It’s amazing what Prince Charles has done and I think his monarchy will resemble his mother’s because he shares her feelings about it as something special.

    "When we’re young, we don’t care what we do as long as it’s different to our parents, but he’s had long enough to grow through that and reflect on the model of his parents.”

  • The Sun

    CHARLES MENTIONS DIANA IN MESSAGE TO HARRY TO 'SHOW APPROVAL' OF LILIBET' NAME  

    In an Instagram message, Meghan and Harry received a seal of approval from Prince Charles, a royal commentator suggests.

    Prince Charles and Camilla offered a seal of approval for the name Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by mentioning Diana in their latest post on Instagram.

    The royal commentator believes the gesture was their way of congratulating the Sussexes.

    The couple chose the name 'Lilibet' as a tribute to the Queen, with Lilibet being an endearing nickname for her, used by her father and Prince Philip

    Lilibet's middle name, Diana, is in reference to the late Princess of Wales.

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE'S NEW BOOK TOPS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS 

    Meghan Markle's new book, The Bench has hit number one on the New York Times bestsellers list in the children's picture books category.

    In a statement, Meghan said: "While this poem began as a love letter to my husband and son, I’m encouraged to see that its universal themes of love, representation and inclusivity are resonating with communities everywhere

    "In many ways, pursuing a more compassionate and equitable world begins with these core values. Equally, to depict another side of masculinity — one grounded in connection, emotion, and softness — is to model a world that so many would like to see for their sons and daughters alike. Thank you for supporting me in this special project."

    The list will be published in the June 27 edition of the Times.

    Released by Random House Children's Books, The Bench shows the bond between father and son, celebrating the relationship between Archie and Harry.

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN STAYS HOME WITH NEWBORN WHILST HARRY FLIES SOLO TO REUNITE WITH FAMILY

    Meghan Markle will not return to UK as Prince Harry flies home to reunite with William to mark their mother's 60th birthday.

    Harry and William will reunite to unveil a statue of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace on July 1. 

    The two brothers are expected to make separate speeches at the unveiling.

    A source close to the Sussexes said: "Meghan is not going to travel. She has just had a baby and Harry will travel alone."

    A plinth for Diana's statue has been laid in Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden, said to be Diana’s favourite spot in the grounds.

  • The Sun

    KATE COULD MISS PRINCESS DIANA’S STATUE UNVEILING ALONGSIDE MEGHAN, HARRY AND WILLIAM SAYS ROYAL EXPERT

    With rising speculation with who will and won’t attend Diana’s statue unveiling, Kate Middleton also may not accompany Prince William to the unveiling of a memorial statue of Princess Diana next month, according to a royal expert who has stated he and Prince Harry could “cut solo figures” during the occasion.

    After the recent birth of Lilibet, royal fans might be wondering whether or not Meghan will fly to Britain in support of husband Harry.  

    As reported by Express.co.uk, Camilla has discussed her belief that neither of the princes’ families will be there, allowing them to spend time together as brothers. 

    “We’ve never really been told that family is going to be included in this thing, we know this is the reunion for the brothers on what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday on July 1,” Camilla supposedly revealed.

    “Never any suggestions that the Cambridges would attend along with Prince William and equally, that Meghan and the children would attend with Harry.” 

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE SAYS NEW BOOK COULD 'MODEL A NEW WORLD' AND SHOWS 'ANOTHER SIDE OF MASCULINITY'

    Meghan Markle has boasted her children's book The Bench could "model a new world" and shows "another side of masculinity".

    The new release topped the New York Times Bestsellers list for kid's picture books – with the Duchess of Sussex releasing a message of thanks as she made it to #1.

    Meghan describes her first work as a published author as "a love letter to my husband and son".

    It is said to be inspired by a poem she wrote about Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day which "captures moments of love and shared experiences between a diverse group of fathers and sons".

    And it appears to make a veiled reference to the Megxit rift – showing a Prince Harry lookalike and the words "when life feels in shambles, you'll help find order".

    On her Archewell website, Meghan said of the book's success: "While this poem began as a love letter to my husband and son, I’m encouraged to see that its universal themes of love, representation and inclusivity are resonating with communities everywhere. 

    Read the full story here

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN FAILS TO BREAK INTO UK SALES TOP 50 WITH NEW BOOK

    It may have been one of the most hotly anticipated children's books in recent memory – but Meghan Markle's The Bench has failed to break into the Top 50 for UK sales in its first week.

    The Bench sold just 3,212 copies in its first week of publication and has an average rating of four stars, The Mirror reports.

    The book was said to be inspired by a poem the Duchess of Sussex wrote about Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day.

    Despite not gaining a place on the Top 50, The Bench did reach the top of the charts for the best selling picture book.

    Although the book may have had slow sales, it is expected to be huge hit for the book’s publishers Penguin Random House Children’s, as they have the rights that allow them to sell the English language copy globally.

    Read the full story here

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