Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has finally been added to the line of succession on the royal family‘s official website almost two months after she was born.
Despite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping down from royal duties, their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is still eighth in line to the throne.
Her addition means that her uncle Prince Andrew has been bumped down to ninth in line, followed by his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s biographer, Omid Scobie, made the announcement on Twitter, He wrote:
“The the line of succession on the @royalfamily website has just been updated to include the Sussexes’ second child: Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, who is eighth in line to the throne. She was born on June 4.”
The the line of succession on the @RoyalFamily website has just been updated to include the Sussexes’ second child: Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, who is eighth in line to the throne. She was born on June 4. pic.twitter.com/EUX8DFDBDK— Omid Scobie (@scobie) July 26, 2021
There were rumors and reports that the royals were trying to make a point by not immediately adding Lilibet’s name immediately after her birth.
Before Lili’s name was added to the list, ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship said of the controversy, “You have got to ask what has taken them [the royal family] so long,” he said.
“All they have got to do is hit the paragraph button and put in a different number. They must have done it before. They did it for Archie. Clearly, they did it for Louis when he was born. And they have done it for some of the other children like August that have been born as well.”
Lilibet has been named after Queen Elizabeth II and Harry`s late mother, Princess Diana. She now sits at her rightful place as eighth in line to the throne, according to the official succession list on the Royal Family`s website.