Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s second child, daughter Lilibet, has still not been added to the British royal family’s official line of succession a full seven weeks after her birth.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4, and should be eighth in line to the throne. But the child’s name – a tribute to both Queen Elizabeth and Harry’s late mother, Diana – has not yet been added to the official succession list on the Royal Family’s website.
The Daily Mail, which flagged the omission, reported for comparison that Archie, Meghan and Harry’s firstborn, was added to the list two weeks after he was born in 2019.
When Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child, Louis, was born, his name was added to the list after 12 days. When royals Zara and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas was born in March of this year, the baby’s name was added right away, according to the outlet.
Currently, embattled Prince Andrew remains listed as eighth in line to the throne, in Lilibet’s place.
The revelation about Lilibet’s absence from the list nearly two months after her birth and following tension sparked in the royal family after Harry and Meghan gave a tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey wherein they alleged they were mistreated by other royals.
But Harry and Meghan, whose official titles are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, apparently still have more to say. Harry has reportedly landed a $20 million book deal for his memoir, and he and Meghan are also in talks to pen a leadership book.