On Christmas Day, Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas message was aired at 3 pm to the country, and in it she made a rare comment about her great-granddaughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, daughter to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Lilibet was born in June of 2021, and has not met her grandmother as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet returned to the U.K. with her. They currently live together in Montecito, California.
The monarch gave special mentions in her address to new additions to the royal family, beginning, “Adults, when weighed down with worries, sometimes fail to see the joy in simple things, where children do not.”
She then went on to discuss name these new additions, which included three new great-grandchildren; Princess Eugenie gave birth to her first child in February, and Mike and Zara Tindall, daughter to Princess Anne, welcomed a third child in March. Princess Beatrice had daughter in September.
The Queen said, “And for me and my family, even with one familiar laugh missing this year, there will be joy in Christmas, as we have the chance to reminisce, and see anew the wonder of the festive season through the eyes of our young children, of whom we were delighted to welcome four more this year.”
Markle and Prince Harry recently shared their first photo of Lilibet, along with her big brother Archie, in a photo for their holiday card. The picture was taken by Alexi Lubomirski this summer at their home. In the photo, Markle is holding up Lilibet in the air, and both of them are smiling and laughing.
“Happy Holidays,” they wrote in their message. “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.”
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