June 24, 2021, 11:54

    The three signs Meghan and Harry want to heal royal rift as they name baby Lilibet Diana

    The three signs Meghan and Harry want to heal royal rift as they name baby Lilibet Diana

    Relations between Prince Harry and the rest of the royals have been frosty in the past few months as the Sussexes took to publicly attack The Firm in a series of bombshell interviews.

    But there are some signs that the couple have regretted the current rift in the family, which was first caused by Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, dramatically announcing in March year they would be quitting their lives as senior royals.

    The Sussexes then in March this year gave a tell-all two-hour interview with US chat star Oprah Winfrey, where they alleged that a senior member of the royal family has raised concern over how dark their son Archie's skin tone would be.

    They also accused the institution of failing to help Meghan when she experienced suicidal thoughts while pregnant with her son and living at the palace.

    Lilibet was born at a hospital in Santa Barbara on Friday
    (Image: Misan Harriman via Instagram/AFP)

    After the explosive interview with Oprah from their £11.1m mansion in Santa Barbara, California, Harry embarked on the podcast Armchair Expert before going back to Oprah, 66, for an Apply TV+ docuseries on mental health.

    In his interviews the now dad-of-two described how he "trapped" while growing up at the palace and compared royal life to The Truman show.

    He also accused his own flesh and blood of "total neglect" when it came to supporting his wife when she had dark thoughts about quitting her life.

    He said that he and Meghan – along with son Archie – "spent four years trying to make it work" but their requests for help when Meghan was suicidal were "met with total silence, total neglect".

    "We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job," he stated. "But Meghan was struggling."

    Buckingham Palace has never responded to any interview except for the Oprah one first aired in the US and then on ITV in March.

    At the time a statement said the Queen was "saddened" to hear the extent to which her grandson and his wife were unhappy.

    It said claims would be discussed privately while Harry and Meghan remained "much-loved" members of the family.

    But it appears Meghan and Harry are attempting to repair relations with the Firm through a number of gestures.

    The Sussexes gave their daughter the middle name Diana in a nod to Harry's beloved mum
    (Image: Getty Images)

    Baby Lilibet's name – a tribute to Queen and Philip

    The Sussexes' choice of name for their newborn, who was born on Friday at a hospital in California, has largely been seen as a peace offering to Harry's family.

    The main indication that Harry and Meghan are wanting to heal the current rift may be seen in how Lilibet, which is how Prince Philip spent 73 years as a consort affectionately calling the Queen, was chosen for their daughter.

    Relations between the Sussexes and the royal family have been frosty in the past year
    (Image: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ©)

    The name used to be the Queen's childhood nickname and it first came from her granddad King George V, who could joke that she didn't know how to pronounce her own name.

    Tribute to Diana

    Harry and Meghan chose Diana as baby Lilibet's middle name in honour of the late Princess Diana.

    The little girl will be known as Lili and this can be seen as a subtle nod to Harry's mother who carried lilies of the valley in her wedding bouquet in 1981.

    Lili's middle name is also something she will have in common with Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

    This has also largely been viewed as a nod to William and wife Kate Middleton, whose daughter was given both middle names of Elizabeth and Diana.

    William and Harry reunion

    Since the first Oprah interview, Harry only returned to the UK once for the funeral of Prince Philip on April 17 and he was seen walking alongside his brother William shortly after the service.

    It was reported he had organised "clear the air" talks but other reports claimed it wasn't the right moment to have such conversations as the focus had to be on supporting the Queen.

    The two brothers will come together for the unveiling of the statue for their mum the Princess of Wales in July.

    The statue is thought to have been an idea hatched by the two brothers three years ago to commemorate their mum on what would've been her 60th birthday.

    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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