It’s been one week since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their second child, a daughter they named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Now, a source has come forward that in the wake of her birth, Meghan and Harry are eager to “keep the peace” with the royal family despite all that has happened as of late.
“It’s no secret that the last year Harry and Meghan have been at war with the royals,” the source told US Weekly. “All is not forgiven, but after all the backlash regarding their interviews — which by the way, the pair have no regrets about — they’re trying their utmost to maintain a good relationship with the queen in order to keep the peace.”
The insider went on to add that Meghan and Harry are desperate “to avoid being demoted as a royal at all costs, and at worst-case scenario, losing their titles.”
Meghan and Harry announced last Sunday that they had welcomed Lili two days before on Friday, June 4.
“She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe,” the couple said in a statement posted to their website. “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
Another source said that Queen Elizabeth, 95, was one of the first people to hear of the baby’s birth.
“The queen was one of the first people Harry and Meghan told about the birth and they’ve sent her photos,” this insider said. “She has put the drama from the interviews aside and is overjoyed to be a great-grandmother again.”
Over the past few months, Meghan and Harry have given a series of tell-all interviews about the British royal family, making a series of shocking claims about them. Their allegations have ranged from them being racist to them being dismissive of mental health issues.
Meghan and Harry may have been trying to extend an olive branch to the royals by naming their daughter after the Queen.
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” they said in their birth announcement. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”
Lilibet is a nickname the Queen has had since she was a child, as she could not pronounce her name “Elizabeth” when she was a child, and instead said “Lilibet.”