As part of her engagement with First Lady Jill Biden on Friday, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, was asked whether or not she had actually “met” baby Lilibet “Lili,” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new daughter, yet.
The Duchess answered, “I wish her all the very best. I can’t wait to meet her. We haven’t met her yet. I hope that will be soon.”
When the journalist pressed further, she also admitted to not even seeing the little baby girl via Facetime either.
That’s rather shocking. Prince William and Prince Harry were incredibly close growing up and remained close even after Will’s marriage until about late-2016, when a former c-list actress named Meghan Markle entered the picture.
Now, even a week after the child is born, Prince Harry and Meghan have been unable to Facetime with their daughter’s uncle and aunt?
Regardless of time differences and the hectic arrival of a new baby, if Harry had married another woman, the brothers no doubt would have made time to communicate through the ease of video technology to share in the joyous occasion.
That they didn’t demonstrates the extent of the divide between the Hollywood duo and the rest of the royal family.
We know that Harry and Meghan did communicate with the Queen, in order to tell her they were naming their daughter in her “honor,” not that they would use her deeply personal nickname to create an emerging brand based around their daughter and family.
It’s clear while they want to make sure they don’t lose the Queen, and more importantly their titles—the other members of the royal family are seemingly unworthy of even a common curtesy call.
Has Prince Charles met his newest grandchild over video? It’s clear that his brother hasn’t, and it’s highly possible that his father hasn’t either.
We know that no one in Meghan’s family has seen Lili or Archie for the matter, with the sole exception of her mother, Doria. If the relationship between Meghan and Doria is overblown, as it has been alleged, it’s even possible that the child’s only living grandmother hasn’t seen her.
Her name has also been extremely controversial, with reports that Harry and Meghan did not ask the Queen’s permission to name their daughter Lilibet, a name that Her Majesty has reportedly told family members and exceptionally close friends that she does not want anyone to use. The row even erupted on the BBC, with Harry and Meghan quickly calling in their attack dog lawyers to threaten the U.K.’s premier news source, and, in the process, essentially publicly called the Queen a liar.
And this is the problem with the Sussex brand.
It’s simply incredibly toxic, and Lili’s birth just reminds the public of that.
Regardless of what supposedly happened within the royal family, why not share the joy of a new child with other members of the royal family over video when seeing them isn’t easy? As Catherine especially is passionate about early childhood education, what’s Meghan and Harry’s hesitation in contacting his brother and wife? No doubt, Kate is an attentive and compassionate aunt.
Their effort to contact the Queen seems to have been only done in a vain attempt to avoid losing their royal titles, which is the only thing that makes the relevant in Hollywood.
Every day that goes by, the power of their brand diminishes as they constantly remind the public that they’re incapable of doing something as simple as maintaining family connections.
Picture from the Kiwi Report.