The Queen may have to face the ‘heartbreaking’ and ‘disheartening’ reality that she will never meet her namesake great-granddaughter Lilibet as Harry and Meghan seem ‘unlikely’ to bring her to the UK. The Queen may never meet her namesake great-granddaughter Lilibet, according to a royal expert.
Since her birth in California June last year, baby Lilibet has not been taken to the UK to meet the rest of the Royal Family. Her dad’s cousin Eugenie was pictured beside Harry at the Super Bowl final in the state last month, and as such is thought to be the first royal to fly to the states and meet the eight-month-old.
But Dylan Howard, author of Royals At War, revealed in a new Channel 5 documentary ‘Harry & Meghan Vs The Monarchy’ that it’s unlikely the Sussexes will be bringing her across the Atlantic to see Her Majesty any time soon. Speaking on the show, which was released last week, he said: “The chances of the newborn reaching England in the foreseeable future is next to zero.” “And one must sympathise with the Queen. That’s disheartening and heartbreaking.”
Another royal expert also offered their take on the ties between the California royals and their relatives back in England in the episode, questioning whether they may be becoming more estranged as time goes on. Richard Kay told the documentary: “Increasingly, one wonders how much influence the Royal Family will even have.
“The royals are going to become distant relatives, I suspect.” However, on Archie’s birth certificate Meghan is listed as “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex”. The different name was not in fact up to Meghan but was because she was no longer a member of the Royal Family when Lilibet was born.