Meghan Markle & Prince Harry May Release Photo Of Daughter Lilibet To Mark Duchess' 40th Birthday, 'As They'll Want To Emphasize What A Happy Family Unit They Are,' Expert Claims
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry only welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana, two months ago, and experts believe that the Duchess may show her face on August 4 to mark a momentous occasion.
"I think it's likely we will see a picture of the family. It wouldn't surprise me, if Meghan does release a pic of her with Lilibet to mark her 40th birthday, as they'll will want to emphasize what a happy family unit they are," Phil Dampier — who writes a weekly column for The Royal Observer — told The Sun. "And it will be interesting to see what messages she gets from the royals — I suspect they will post messages, even though in private they are very upset about was has happened."
Richard Fitzwilliams also believes Lilibet could make her big debut this week. "The Sussexes are very unpredictable, but I think she will mark her 40th with something like a photo of Lili," he shared. "I would expect something online, as they are very savvy about online posting, and their brand has a great many fans, and Meghan's 40th is a very big milestone."
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"I would say they would do something to play to their substantial number of fans, and be of worldwide interest, hence the conclusion we would see photos of Lili — I don't know," he said. "Royal fans have been wanting to see a photo of her for some time."
Though royal author Adam Helliker said "it's possible" that the couple could show their daughter, he argued that it "would be slightly in bad taste, as it would be seen as helping to promote the Sussexes’ brand."
But since Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, don't mind the attention, Helliker said he "wouldn't be surprised if she released a photo of her with Lilibet to mark her 40th birthday."
The former actress and the dad-of-two announced the big news on June 6.
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"It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world," they wrote on their Archewell website. "Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital."