It’s been an exciting weekend for the royal family. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday, June 4, an insider spilled that Queen Elizabeth II has already gotten the chance to meet the tiny tot.
According to The Royal Observer, Her Majesty, 95, is quite the modern monarch — and Zoomed with the happy couple to see the newest addition to the family.
“Meghan is now resting at home and she and Harry have already introduced the Queen to her great granddaughter via Zoom,” said a Royal Observer insider, adding that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke the news to the queen before telling anyone else.
“Since the couple moved to L.A., the Queen has become very familiar with Zoom. She talks to Harry, Meghan and Archie via technology, and now she is using it to meet her granddaughter,” added the soruce. “She is a very modern grandmother.”
As OK! previously reported, the happy couple welcomed the little one at 11:40 a.m. “in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif.,” according to a statement from the press secretary for Meghan and Harry.
The red-headed royal and the former actress paid tribute to both the late Princess Diana and Her Majesty with the baby’s moniker.
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales,” said the statement from the couple.
“This is the beginning of a new chapter within the family that will hopefully heal old wounds. Finally, there is hope that the family can reunite,” said an insider. “No one knew it at the time, but when Archie was born, Harry and Meghan were so angry with the family that they wanted nothing to do with them moving forward.
“That is why they broke all traditions and went with a totally new royal name. Now things have changed and they both very much want their daughter to be part of the family, which is why they chose the name Lilibet, the Queen’s childhood nickname.”
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson released a statement Sunday, June 6, expressing the family’s “delight,” written on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
“For the Queen’s nickname to live on gives both Meghan, Harry and the Queen great happiness,” added an insider. “It really has been a historic few days for the royal institution and the royal family.”