Kate reveals she hasn’t met baby Lilibet yet but she ‘hopes that she will soon’ as she is asked about the arrival of her niece on school visit
Kate Middleton today revealed she has not yet met her new niece Lilibet on a video call, one week after her brother-in-law Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle gave birth to their second child.
Speaking while visiting a school in Cornwall during the G7 summit today, the Duchess of Cambridge said she could not wait to meet the girl, whose full name is Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Appearing alongside US First Lady Jill Biden this afternoon, Kate told reporters: ‘I wish her all the very best, I can’t wait to meet her because we haven’t yet met her yet so hopefully that will be soon.’
Asked if she had spoken with her on Facetime, the Duchess replied: ‘No I haven’t.’
Kate and Mrs Biden were visiting an academy school for four to 11-year-olds today to highlight issues surrounding the early years development of children during their meeting as the G7 summit began.
The two women met for the first time at Connor Downs Academy in Hayle in Cornwall, where world leaders have gathered for their summit, as they toured a classroom and spoke to some of the younger children at the school.
The Duchess of Cambridge and US First Lady Jill Biden visit Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, Cornwall, this afternoon
They also brought carrots which were fed by the children to the school’s pet rabbits in the grounds of the Academy.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are taking part in their first G7 events, another milestone in their progression as senior royals.
Later William and Kate will join the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at the G7 Leaders’ reception at the Eden Project this evening.
Afterwards Charles, joined by his son the duke, will host a reception for the leaders and chief executive officers from some the world’s largest companies to discuss how the private sector can work with governments to tackle the climate emergency.
Lilibet was born last Friday in Santa Barbara, California.