Meghan and Harry’s daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born on June 4, should be eighth in line to the throne, but her spot is now filled by Prince Andrew.
AceShowbiz -It’s been two months since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born. However, the young royal was nowhere to be found on the Royal line of succession.
Lilibet, who was born on June 4, should be eighth in line to the throne. Despite that, her name has not yet been added to the official succession list on the Royal Family’s website. Instead, her spot is now filled by Prince Andrew.
“You have got to ask what has taken them so long,” ITV’s Chris Ship told the Royal Rata podcast. “All they have got to do is hit the paragraph button and put in a different number. 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.”
According to Daily Mail, that Lilibet’s brother Archie was added to the official list just two weeks after being born in 2019 in London. Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child, Louis, was put to the list after 12 days. As for Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas, who was born in March of this year, the baby’s name was added right away.
The apparent snub arrives amid tension between the Sussexes and royal family following Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex opened up the mistreatment that they experienced from the royal family.
Most recently, Harry announced that he landed a $20 million book deal. Describing the book as an “accurate and wholly truthful” book, Harry said, “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.”
The 36-year-old added, “I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
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