Telegraph: Royal Expert Talks Possibility of Lilibet's Birth Healing the Royal Family Rift
The arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter may be just what the royal family needs at the moment, as they are still trying to mend relationships and bridge the ever-growing gap between them.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's exit out of the royal family and the revealing interviews that followed have placed them on the outskirts of the Windsor family, but royal experts are saying their daughter may change the dynamic.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana, on June 4, 2021, and experts are saying the newborn's arrival may allow the royals to bury the hatchet and mend their severed ties.
The British monarchy has faced a long list of challenges over the last year, beginning with Meghan and Harry's public exit from their roles as senior working royals and ending with the death of Prince Philip.
But it seems that the royal experts are placing their hopes on baby Lili to bring about reconciliation within the family as they forget about past wounds and focus on the new life. Telegraph reporter Angela Levin wrote:
"Lilibet could yet prove herself to be a ‘Band-Aid baby’ – a sticking plaster in Royal form to return the family to some form of normality after the turbulent year and a half."
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 6, 2021
Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild. pic.twitter.com/dGVeRpd3pK
Levin took it a step further by noting that Prince Harry's daughter can also be a catalyst for inner-healing for the royal. The Duke of Sussex has used various platforms to speak about his struggle with mental health during the last few months.
She shared that the royal looked uncomfortable and anxious as he answered Oprah's questions.
The royal expert shared that Lili provides a genetic link to the late Princess Diana, which could allow Prince Harry to better deal with his grief and sadness over the premature death of his mother.
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana 🎊— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 6, 2021
Wishing them all well at this special time. pic.twitter.com/ucJZIm2kqH
A STEP BACK
While Levin reckons that Lili will bring about positive change in the strained relationship between the Sussexes and the rest of the royal family, she also says that Queen Elizabeth is not pleased with her grandson's choice of names.
The new parents named their daughter in honor of the Queen but used her private nickname, Lilibet, instead of her full name Elizabeth. Levin shared that this was not a respectful choice as she said:
"I think [the Queen's] desperately unhappy because they were desperately rude about her. I don't think it's a good idea. I think it's quite rude to her Majesty the Queen."
Congrats to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle on the birth of their baby girl Lilibet Diana! pic.twitter.com/QkJE73YuHF— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) June 6, 2021
This isn't the first choice that Prince Harry made that has come under serious scrutiny. The royal's revealing conversation with Dax Shephard on the "Armchair Expert" podcast also received criticism from royal experts.
Levin shared her opinion on the matter, saying the Duke of Sussex was insensitive and cruel toward the Queen and Prince Charles in a time when they were still mourning the death of Prince Philip.
Levin also commented on Prince Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year. She shared that the royal looked uncomfortable and anxious as he answered Oprah's questions about life behind palace doors.
The expert went further to say that Prince Harry didn't look like the lively man she knew him to be and that it saddened her to see him in such a state in front of the cameras.