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Meghan Markle’s bio on the Royal Family’s website updated – months after daughter Lilibet was born 

Meghan Markle’s information on the Royal Family‘s official website has been updated to acknowledge she is a mother-of-two – months after she gave birth to her daughter Lilibet.

The profile for the Duchess of Sussex, 40, who now lives in her $14 million mansion in California with her two children and husband Prince Harry, 36, having stepped back from royal duty, wasn’t updated when Lili was born earlier this summer.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s second child, was born on June 4 in Santa Barbara, California, and is eighth in line to the throne. 

However in recent weeks, the ‘About’ section has been updated to read: ‘The Duke and Duchess have two children, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.”   

Meghan Markle’s information on the Royal Family ‘s official website has been updated to acknowledge she is a mother-of-two – months after she gave birth to her daughter Lilibet

The profile for the Duchess of Sussex, 39, who now lives in her $14 million mansion in California with her two children and husband Prince Harry , 36, having stepped back from royal duty, wasn't updated when Lili was born earlier this summer

The profile for the Duchess of Sussex, 39, who now lives in her $14 million mansion in California with her two children and husband Prince Harry , 36, having stepped back from royal duty, wasn’t updated when Lili was born earlier this summer

The ‘About’ section for Meghan previously read: ‘The Duchess of Sussex, born Rachel Meghan Markle, married Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in May 2018. The Duke and Duchess have one child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.’   

Lilibet was finally added to the Royal Family’s line of succession on the official website seven weeks after her birth. 

The update to royal.uk came days after the omission was highlighted by royal experts, who pointed out that Prince Andrew was still listed as eighth in line.

Harry and Meghan’s trusted journalist friend Omid Scobie, the Harper’s Bazaar US royal editor, tweeted in June: ‘The line of succession on the @RoyalFamily website has just been updated to include the Sussexes’ second child: Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, who is eighth in line to the throne. She was born on June 4.’

However in recent weeks, the 'About' section has been updated to read: 'The Duke and Duchess have two children, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor"

However in recent weeks, the ‘About’ section has been updated to read: ‘The Duke and Duchess have two children, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor”

The 'About' section regarding Meghan (pictured) previously read: 'The Duchess of Sussex, born Rachel Meghan Markle, married Prince Harry at St George's Chapel, Windsor in May 2018. The Duke and Duchess have one child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.'

The ‘About’ section regarding Meghan (pictured) previously read: ‘The Duchess of Sussex, born Rachel Meghan Markle, married Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in May 2018. The Duke and Duchess have one child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.’

The name of Lilibet’s two-year-old brother Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was added to the royal.uk list just 15 days after he was born in May 2019.

And as for her cousin Prince Louis, who is the second son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, his name was added to the list just 12 days after he was born.

Zara and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas, who is 22nd in line to the throne, has been listed on the website since his birth in March. 

Lilibet was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and named after the Queen’s childhood nickname, while her middle name Diana was in tribute to Harry’s late mother.

The omission in the line of succession was spotted by ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship, who suggested on the Royal Rota podcast that the House of Windsor was ‘making a point’.

He said: ‘You have got to ask what has taken them so long. All they have got to do is hit the paragraph button and put in a different number.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has now been added to the royal line of succession after the website was updated. Harry and Meghan's daughter is eighth in line to the throne

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has now been added to the royal line of succession after the website was updated. Harry and Meghan’s daughter is eighth in line to the throne

The line of succession on the Royal Family website is shown as it was before the update earlier this week

The line of succession on the Royal Family website is shown as it was before the update earlier this week

‘They must have done it before. They did it for Archie. Clearly they did it for Louis when he was born.

‘And they have done it for some of the other children like August that have been born as well. So where’s Lilibet? I can forgive them a week or two but a month?’

Mr Ship suggested the omission after such a lengthy period of time was ‘a little petulant’.

He added: ‘Is it them saying, ‘We will get around to it when ready?’ It does feel like to me, maybe, they are making a point.’

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the Royal Family website is ‘updated periodically’. 


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