Welp, to all you royal fans who were hoping news of baby Lilibet Diana might help guide the royal family back together following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah…that hasn’t quite happened. At least not yet. Case in point: When Lilibet was born, sources claim Prince Harry actually texted Kate Middleton to deliver the news to Prince William instead of giving him the message directly.
According to The Mail on Sunday, Kate has always been responsible for keeping things between Prince Harry and Prince William civil, but this has become more apparent with Lilibet’s arrival. A palace source told the outlet that texting Kate instead of William about Meghan giving birth was Harry’s unique way of “cementing her role as a bridge between him and his brother.”
For what it’s worth though, Kate and William did jointly deliver a public message to Meghan and Harry after Lilibet’s arrival on their official Instagram: “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili,” Will and Kate captioned their post, which featured Meghan and Harry’s pregnancy announcement photo. “Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.”
And! Kate and Will were kind enough to send Harry and Meghan a congratulatory gift for Lilibet’s arrival. An Us Weekly source confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were “informed about the birth and have sent Lilibet a gift.” Who knows what type of gift it was, but it was a gift nonetheless!
Fingers crossed for royal reconciliation sometime soon now that Lilibet is here!