Kate Middleton was caught off-guard while out on a visit to a school yesterday during the G7 summit in Cornwall, when she was asked about the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new daughter Lilibet.
The 39-year-old Duchess of Cambridge joined First Lady Jill Biden on a visit to Connor Downs Academy, when she was asked about the latest addition to the royal family.
"I wish her all the very best. I can't wait to meet her. We haven't met yet. I hope that will be soon," Kate said.
Jill Biden is in the UK with her husband, US President Joe Biden, for the G7 leaders reception, which will also be attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The royal family were later pictured at the Eden Project for a reception with the leaders who have gathered in Cornwall England.
Harry and Meghan welcome Lilibet
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the arrival of Lilibet on Sunday on their Archewell website, saying Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born on Friday, 4 June at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, was "more than we could have ever imagined" and is now "settling in at home".
Harry and Meghan's second child, who weighed 7lb 11oz, has been named after the family nickname for her great-grandmother the Queen, while her middle name honours her late grandmother, the Princess of Wales, the couple said.
Kate's comments about Lilibet's arrival come after it was reported that Meghan Markle has allegedly been making 'secret calls' to her sister-in-law, in a bid to make peace after the Sussexes' various tell-all interviews.
A royal insider told Heat magazine that the US-born duchess considers Kate her 'only hope' to safeguard her and her husband Prince Harry's titles and to mend their rift with the wider royal family.
"Meghan's fearful of losing her title, and the repercussions of Harry's statements about the royals in his recent Apple TV+ documentary with Oprah Winfrey," the insider claimed.
"She's secretly reached out to Kate, as she knows that the only hope they can have of smoothing things over with the family is to get Kate on their side," they added.
Harry's latest bombshell claims in the Apple TV+ doco are said to have renewed calls for both him and his wife to be stripped of their royal titles altogether and further widened the divide between them and the Firm.
But according to Heat's source, the Duchess of Cambridge would prefer to "stay out of any 'secret talks'" due to concerns that "anything she says could be used against her".
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