Prince Harry ‘introduced baby Lilibet to Queen’ via video call after return from hospital

The Queen was introduced to the latest member of the The Firm not long after her birth (Image: Getty Images)

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Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor was introduced to the Queen via a video call after returning hospital, it has been reported.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were said to be enthused about showing off their little girl to Her Majesty, 95, after she was born on Friday, June 4.

"They were very excited and couldn't wait to share that their daughter arrived," a source told People.

Harry and Meghan named their daughter in tribute to both the Queen – who was called Lilibet by Prince Philip – and the late Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash in 1997.

Whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the Queen about their plans to name their daughter Lilibet, or Lili for short, has been a hotly contested question since the birth.

Whether or not the couple asked for permission to use the name Lilibet has been hotly contested
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A senior Palace source claimed to the BBC that they didn't consult Her Majesty.

However, a spokesperson for the Sussexes told the publication that they would not have used the name had the Queen not been supportive.

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The spokesperson said: "The duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement – in fact his grandmother was the first family member he called.

"During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honour. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name."

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said they asked the Queen for permission to use the name
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The law firm Schillings, which acts for Prince Harry and Meghan, has published a letter claiming the BBC report was false, defamatory and should not be repeated.

While the monarch may have been one of the first to see the newborn, it appears Prince Harry hasn't video called his brother Prince William, 38, or his 39 year old wife Kate Middleton to meet their niece.

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When asked by a reporter during the G7 summit on 11 June in Cornwall whether they'd had a chance to meet the baby girl, Kate said they "wish her all the very best," but haven't met her yet.

Asked if they'd FaceTimed yet, she simply responded: “No, I haven’t.”

Senior members of the royal family are in Cornwall today
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gathered in Cornwall along with the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla.

World leaders have gathered in the county for the G7 summit and the Queen is poised to take centre stage at the Eden Project.

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