Royal fans praise Kate Middleton and Prince William for 'classy' response to birth of Harry and Meghan's baby Lilibet

Kate Middleton and Prince William broke their silence on the birth of Harry and Meghan's baby

Prince Harry Meghan Markle Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Royal fans have praised the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their "classy" response to the birth of Harry and Meghan's baby.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed the birth of their first daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, yesterday. 
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton made sure to send their love to the Sussexes following their new arrival, posting a sweet Instagram message that their followers have commended for being "classy" and "gracious".
  • This royal news comes after Meghan penned a sweet book dedication to Harry and their son Archie

Yesterday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news that they are now parents to a little girl, named after Queen Elizabeth II and the late Princess Diana. 

In a statement, it was confirmed that their little girl was born on Friday 4th June, while the couple's spokesperson explained the meaning behind her name—Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. 

“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” the announcement said. 

“Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.

“She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.

"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."

In light of the special news that they have become an uncle and aunt once again, William and Kate shared a congratulatory message on their Instagram page. 

"We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie," the Cambridges wrote on the Kensington Palace Instagram page, alongside a gorgeous photo of pregnant Meghan holding Archie with Prince Harry stood lovingly behind her. 

Royal fans flocked to the comments section to applaud Prince William and Kate, who are often known as one of the most iconic couples of all time, on their lovely response. Many praised them for being so "gracious" in spite of the current tensions between the Sussexes and the monarchy. 

"Class at its finest ✨✨✨," one wrote. 

"Cambridges, so graceful," another penned, while one more chipped in to say, "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge always elegant ❤️."

"We can all learn a lesson on “taking the higher road” by watching the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I am proud to have them as my future King and Queen," another comment from a supporter read. 

"Always so classy 🙌," another fan penned, while one more added, "Always very well mannered and professional. Hats off to our special couple."

Prince Harry Meghan Markle and Prince William

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During Harry and Meghan's shock Oprah Winfrey interview, Harry admitted that he and his brother are on "separate paths" following his exit from the royal family in 2020. 

It's also thought that the couple's explosive revelations about the royals during their Oprah chat has intensified the rift between the two princes. 

The Duke of Sussex told Oprah that he sees William and their father Prince Charles as being "trapped" within the system of the monarchy, while Meghan alleged that an unnamed member of the family "expressed concern" about "how dark" their son Archie's skin was going to be, before he was born. 

Harry later told the Armchair Expert podcast that he and Meghan left royal life in order to escape the "cycle of genetic pain and suffering" that he feels Prince Charles passed on to him and Prince William. 

He told host Dax Shepard, "I don't think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I've experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I'm going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on, basically. 

"It's a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on."

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.