Meghan Markle’s bio on royal family’s official website STILL says she’s a mother of one – after line of succession was updated with Lilibet
- Meghan Markle’s bio on the royal family’s official website contains a mistaken mistake
- It is not mentioned that the Duchess is also the mother of newborn daughter Lilibet
- It looks like details about the Duchess of Sussex, 39, are yet to be updated
Meghan Markle’s information on the royal family’s official website contains an error – as it does not mention that she is also the mother of newborn daughter Lilibet, as well as two-year-old son Archie.
It seems details about the Duchess of Sussex, 39, who now lives in California with her two children and husband Prince Harry, 36, are yet to be updated on royal.uk.
The ‘About’ section on Meghan reads: ‘The Duchess of Sussex, née Rachel Meghan Markle, married Prince Harry in May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Duke and Duchess have one child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.’
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was born on June 4 in Santa Barbara, California, and is eighth in line to the throne.
It looks like details about the Duchess of Sussex, 39, who now lives in California with her two children and husband Prince Harry (pictured together), 36, are yet to be updated on royal.uk
The ‘About’ section on Meghan (pictured) reads: ‘The Duchess of Sussex, née Rachel Meghan Markle, married Prince Harry in May 2018 in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Duke and Duchess have one child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.’
MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.
Earlier this week, seven weeks after her birth, Lilibet was finally added to the royal family’s line of succession on the official website.
The update to royal.uk came three days after the omission was spotted by royal experts, who pointed out that Prince Andrew was still eighth in line.
Harry and Meghan’s trusted journalist friend Omid Scobie, the US royal editor of Harper’s Bazaar, tweeted at 12:30pm today: ‘The line of follow-up on the @RoyalFamily website has just been updated to include Sussex’s second child: Miss Lilibet Mountbatten- Windsor, who is eighth in line to the throne. She was born on June 4.’
The name of Lilibet’s two-year-old brother Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was added to royal.uk’s list just 15 days after his birth in May 2019.
And as for her cousin Prince Louis, the second son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, his name was added to the list just 12 days after his birth.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has now been added to the royal line of succession after the website was updated. Daughter Harry and Meghan eighth in line for succession to the throne
Zara and Mike Tindall’s son, Lucas, 22nd in line to the throne, has been on the website since his birth in March.
Born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Lilibet was named after the Queen’s childhood nickname, while her middle name Diana was a tribute to Harry’s late mother.
The omission in the line of succession was noted by ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship, who suggested on Friday’s Royal Rota podcast that the House of Windsor ‘made a point’.
He said, ‘You must be wondering why it took so long. All they have to do is press the paragraph button and enter another number.
The line of succession on the Royal Family website is shown as it was before the update earlier this week
“They must have done it before. They did it for Archie. Obviously they did it for Louis when he was born.
“And they’ve done it for some of the other kids, like August, who were born too. So where is Lilibet? I can forgive them for a week or two, but a month?’
Mr Ship suggested it was “a little cranky” after such a long time of omission.
He added: “Is it those who say, ‘We’ll be there when we’re ready?’ I have a feeling they might be making a point.”
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the royal family’s website is “updated periodically”.