Jun 11, 2021
Kate Middleton says she 'can't wait' to meet niece Lilibet Diana: 'Hope that happens soon'
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Kate Middleton is looking forward to meeting her newborn niece, Lilibet Diana.
The Duchess of Cambridge told reporters on Friday in England, "I wish her all the very best. I can't wait to meet her. I haven't met her… I hope that happens soon," when asked about the baby girl.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed a daughter named Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4.She was born weighing in at 7 lbs., 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and settling in at home, a spokesperson for the couple previously told Fox News.
Lili joins her big brother, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, 2.
BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY CONGRATULATE MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY ON BIRTH OF DAUGHTER LILI
"On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe", the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a written statement. "Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."
Her first name, Lilibet, is a nod to a childhood nickname of her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Her middle name is in honor of her grandmother and Harry's mother, Princess Diana.
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At the time, Middleton and her husband Prince William released a statement of support on their social media further congratulating the couple on welcoming a healthy new member to the royal family.
"We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili," the statement reads. "Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."
First lady Dr. Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, met for the first time on Friday as they toured a preschool in southwestern England.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and US First Lady Jill Biden visit Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, Cornwall on the sidelines of the G7 summit on June 11, 2021. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
Dr. Biden, 70, and Middleton visited with 4 and 5-year-olds at Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, England.
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The first lady is traveling with her husband, President Joe Biden, who is attending the G-7 Summit. The summit opens Friday in Carbis Bay, England.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Princess Diana memorial statue: When will it be unveiled?
PRINCESS Diana was tragically killed in a car crash but 24 years later, she is still a much-loved figure for people across the world.
A statue is set to be revealed in honour of the late Princess - which has highlighted the strain between her two sons, Princes Harry and William.
???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates3Princess Diana's statue will be unveiled on July 1 by her sons, Princes William and HarryCredit: Getty When will the Princess Diana memorial statue be unveiled?
Tributes will be paid to Princess Diana next month on July 1 - what would have been her 60th birthday.
It was commissioned by her sons in 2017 to "recognise her positive impact in the United Kingdom and around the world."
The coronavirus pandemic meant the event was delayed - but has fallen nicely on the Princess's birthday.Where will the statue be placed?
It will be unveiled on the grounds of Kensington Palace.
It will be installed at the Sunken Gardens, which was believed to be Diana's favourite spot on the Kensington Palace grounds.
"Our mother touched so many lives," the princes said in a statement, per the BBC.
"We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy."3It's said that the brother's feud hasn't been settled yetCredit: clarencehouse/Instagram Will Princes Harry and William attend the unveiling?
William and Harry are said to have called a truce for the unveiling of the statue as they will both be present.
The feuding brothers are communicating by “minimal” texts amid their bitter fallout.
But they are determined to show the utmost respect by pledging a truce on what would have been the late Princess’s 60th birthday.
The Princes will leave Kensington Palace together, walk to the statue then deliver their own speeches.
Sadly, sources say there has been no reconciliation since Harry and wife Meghan trashed the Royal Family in their explosive Oprah Winfrey interview in March. In fact, they are further apart than ever.
This will be the first time since Prince Charles' funeral.3The statue will be placed on the grounds of Kensington palaceCredit: Getty Who is sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley?
Is one of the most foremost sculptors working today, it reads on his website.
His effigy of the Queen appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage since 1988.
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In a statement, the princes said: ""Our mother touched so many lives.
"We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy."