Kate Middleton Says She ‘Can’t Wait to Meet’ Baby Lilibet

Kate Middleton has a new niece, and she “can’t wait” to meet her. Exactly one week after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their second child together, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duchess of Cambridge is speaking out in public for the first time.

On Friday, the 39-year-old royal paid a visit to a school in the United Kingdom to discuss the importance of early childhood alongside Dr. Jill Biden. During the Q&A portion of the event, the duchess was asked if she had any wishes for baby Lili. “I wish her all the very best,” Middleton said before adding, “I can’t wait to meet her. We haven’t met her yet. I hope that will be soon.”

Of course, attendees were also curious whether or not Middleton had met her new niece via video chat (like Queen Elizabeth). “No, I haven’t,” she replied.

Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they had welcomed their second child in a personal statement on their Archewell foundation website. Part of the message read, “The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”

Following the announcement, Middleton and Prince William were among the first to share a statement on their joint Instagram account, @thedukeandduchessofcambridge.

“We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie,” they wrote alongside a black-and-white maternity photo featuring Markle (looking chic in a patterned dress) cradling Archie above her baby bump while Harry holds her from behind.

We can’t wait for Lili to meet Kate, Will and her three little cousins.

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