Meghan Markle May Have Quietly Shared the First Public Photo of Baby Lilibet

The photo appeared on Meghan's desk in her 40th birthday video.

johannesburg, south africa october 02 prince harry, duke of sussex and meghan, duchess of sussex attend a creative industries and business reception on october 02, 2019 in johannesburg, south africa photo by chris jacksongetty images
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Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born (opens in new tab) on June 4 in Santa Barbara, California, and her parents have rightfully been very discreet about what they do and don't share with the public about their baby daughter. Now, Meghan Markle seems to have shared the very first picture of Lilibet as part of her 40th birthday video (opens in new tab)—but you have to be looking really closely to spot it.

Page Six (opens in new tab) confirmed that the middle picture in this triad is in fact of Lilibet, with her dad Prince Harry leaning over her and kissing her. You can see it at the very beginning of Markle's birthday video, which announces a new Archewell charity initiative, as the Duchess starts a video call with actress Melissa McCarthy. The adorable (if blurry) photos also feature the Sussexes' two-year-old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

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Baby Lilibet was named after (opens in new tab) both her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her late grandmother, Princess Diana.

The family is currently living in Montecito, California, where they are in close proximity to Markle's mom, Doria Ragland, who reportedly helps out (opens in new tab) her daughter and son-in-law with childcare. The couple moved to the U.S. with Archie after their controversial decision (opens in new tab) to withdraw from their royal duties, which they told Oprah Winfrey (opens in new tab) were causing them undue stress. During that much-discussed interview (opens in new tab), the couple accused senior royals of racist behavior, and Markle revealed the drastic toll their life was taking on her mental health.

Since leaving the UK, the Sussexes have been able to concentrate on their family life (opens in new tab), as well as landing major business deals with Netflix (opens in new tab) and Penguin Random House (opens in new tab), and using their Archewell platform to promote charitable causes (opens in new tab).

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Shape. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.