By Emma Dooney
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor may be less than a week old, but the royal baby has already established a special connection with an A-list celebrity—who also happens to be Meghan Markle’s Hollywood idol.
- Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born on June 4, shares her birthday with one of Meghan Markle's favorite celebrities.
- Lilibet or 'Lili' was welcomed by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Friday morning and is now 'settling in' at home.
- In other royal news, where does the name Mountbatten come from and which members of the royal family use it?
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor shares her birthday with a legendary American celebrity—and we're pretty sure her mom will be pleased about the exciting coincidence.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first daughter on June 4, which just so happens to be the birthday of the iconic Angelina Jolie. Lilibet or 'Lili' was born at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday morning, arriving into the world exactly 46 years after the birth of the Oscar-winning actor.
This chance overlap was likely a sweet surprise for the Duchess of Sussex, who is reportedly a huge fan of Angelina's work. Meghan has apparently always been inspired by the Come Away star's philanthropic endeavors, especially as a fellow actor interested in social justice.
According to Finding Freedom, the 2020 biography about Harry and Meghan, the former Suits star had even hoped to model her career after Angelina at one point.
"She also looked up to actresses like Angelina Jolie, who had become a force of her own in the charitable space, focusing mostly on humanitarian projects that she interspersed with the more commercial ones, and funding her life with the occasional brand deal,” its authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie wrote.
Unfortunately, Meghan Markle's Suits days came to an untimely end in 2017 when she made the decision to leave the show and marry Prince Harry. Now that she was a full-time working royal based in London, it was no longer possible to continue her Hollywood career.
"If she was going to have a real future—and family with him, she had to give up acting altogether," Finding Freedom reads.
As well as admiring Angelina's impressive achievements in film, the duchess is also in awe of her commitment to her family.
"Her work for good causes and the UN speaks for itself, but Meghan marvels at how Angelina’s managed to balance this with a thriving box office career and raising six kids," a source told the Australian news outlet, New Idea.
Luckily for the duchess, Angelina isn't too far away if she decides to change her mind on Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor’s godmother.
The Changeling star lives with her children in Los Feliz, a hip Los Angeles neighborhood that's just a 90-minute drive from Prince Harry and Meghan's $14 million Santa Barbara mansion. Who knows, this time next year Lilibet could be blowing out her candles at a joint party with Angelina Jolie. Now that's what we call a royal birthday.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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