Congratulations to my ‘dear cousins’: Princess Eugenie shares sweet message to Harry and Meghan on the birth of baby Lilibet and says ‘we couldn’t be happier for you all’
- Princess Eugenie, 31, congratulated Harry and Meghan on birth of Lilibet
- Shared an Instagram post to her ‘dear cousins’ saying ‘we couldn’t be happier’
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed daughter Lilibet Diana on Friday
- The Cambridges, Prince Charles and the Royal Family all shared Instagram posts
Princess Eugenie shared a sweet message of congratulations to her ‘dear cousins’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana.
Eugenie, 31, shared an Instagram post in honour of Lilibet hours after the news of her birth was made public.
The princess, who enjoys a close relationship with Harry and Meghan, shared the Sussexes’ black and white pregnancy announcement photo with the message: ‘Congratulations dear cousins. We couldn’t be happier for you all.’
It came after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall shared their own social media posts.
Personal message: Princess Eugenie shared a sweet message of congratulations to her ‘dear cousins’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana
Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie with Princess Beatrice (right) at Trooping the Colour in 2012. Harry and Eugenie enjoy a close relationship and get on well with each other’s spouses
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they were ‘delighted’ by the arrival of baby Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
They wrote: ‘We are delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.’
A source has told Us Weekly the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also ‘sent Lilibet a gift’.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall posted: ‘Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana. Wishing them all well at this special time.’
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: ‘The Queen, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.’
Lilibet Diana, named after her great-grandmother the Queen and grandmother Princess Diana, was born on Friday at 11.40am at a Californian hospital.
Eugenie and Harry enjoy a particularly close relationship and they get on well with their respective spouses. Pictured, Eugenie with husband Jack and son August
It is not known when relatives on her father’s side of the family will first meet the young royal.
Eugenie and Harry enjoy a particularly close relationship and the princess knew Meghan before the then actress met the prince. The pair have mutual friends including Misha Nonoo.
Indeed Eugenie and her then boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, were at a party in Soho House in Toronto in 2016 when Harry and the Suits star were first seen together.
Well wishes were sent out by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harry’s father Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, congratulating Harry, Meghan and their son Archie on the birth of Lilibet Diana
Eugenie was instrumental in keeping her cousin’s relationship secret.
Despite the distance between them, Eugenie and Jack are understood to still be on good terms with Harry and Meghan.
The young parents live at Frogmore Cottage, the house on the Windsor estate renovated by the Sussexes before they emigrated to North America.
Princess Eugenie welcomed her first child, August, in February.
A statement from their press secretary said: ‘It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world’
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