After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana, into their lives on June 4, the royal family pulled out all of the stops and made sure to congratulate the couple on the big news.
In a new interview, Prince Edward commented on the latest addition to the royal family. "Well, we just wish them all happiness. That's fantastic news and absolutely, I hope they're very happy," he told CNN's Max Foster.
Edward also shared his thoughts on the ongoing feud between Meghan and Harry — who relocated to California in 2020 — and the royals, saying: "It’s just … families are families, aren’t they, really?”
"It's difficult for everyone but that's families for you," he added. "We wish them the very best of luck. It's a really hard decision."
Meghan and Harry have been at odds with the royal family for quite some time, and Edward noted that it's upsetting that things weren't able to be resolved behind closed doors.
"Of course, you know. I mean it's ... there are all sorts of issues and circumstances there. We've all been there. I stay way out of it. It's much the safest place to be," he said.
"We've all had that same spotlight shone on our lives," he continued. "We've been subjected to massive intrusion and all the rest of it. We all deal with it in different ways."
Just a few days ago, Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, seemingly shaded the former actress, 39, and the red-headed royal, 36, while speaking to The Telegraph.
Despite the tension between Meghan and Harry and the latter's brood, it seems like things might heal sooner than later since the couple named their daughter, Lilibet Diana, after the Queen and Princess Diana.
“This is the beginning of a new chapter within the family that will hopefully heal old wounds. Finally, there is hope that the family can reunite,” an insider told The Royal Observer. “No one knew it at the time, but when Archie was born, Harry and Meghan were so angry with the family that they wanted nothing to do with them moving forward. That is why they broke all traditions and went with a totally new royal name. Now things have changed and they both very much want their daughter to be part of the family, which is why they chose the name Lilibet, the Queen’s childhood nickname.”