When Will Baby Lilibet Meet the Rest of the Royal Family?

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Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet “Lili” Diana, there’s only one question on our mind: When will members of the royal family—like Prince William and Kate Middleton—meet the new baby?

It’s important to note that no one has confirmed a future reunion between the Fab Four. Still, that didn’t stop us from exploring all the possibilities, since there are a few upcoming events where it could happen.

The most obvious possibility is a christening, though we’re not entirely convinced. The family recently welcomed two royal babies: Princess Eugenie’s son, August, and Zara Tindall’s son, Lucas. Although a christening sounds like a great excuse, it’s not very practical or realistic because it’s such a brief event and too much hassle. Remember: Prince Harry and Markle are currently living in California, meaning they’ll endure a ten-hour flight with 2-year-old Archie and baby Lili. (If you’re a parent, you understand.)

Another unlikely option is for Lili to join her dad when he attends the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Either that, or maybe Prince Harry will invite Prince William and Middleton to travel to America for Lili’s future christening (though this also seems far-fetched.)

If we had to place our money on one particular event, we think Prince William, Middleton and the rest of the royal fam will meet Lili during the upcoming holiday season (particularly Christmas). We know, it seems pretty far away. But the more we think about it, the more it makes sense.

First of all, it buys Prince Harry and Markle some time to bond as a family of four. And secondly, it gives Lili a chance to get her bearings. No parent wants to fly with a newborn, so if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wait a few months, they can introduce her to the family during the holidays when she’s old enough to fly…but still small.

Although Queen Elizabeth reportedly met baby Lili on a video call, it seems an in-person visit won’t happen for quite some time. Whenever it does, we hope Middleton takes full advantage of the photo op.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...