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Kate Middleton has broken her silence on the birth of her new niece, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet.

The Duchess of Cambridge told a reporter she was looking forward to meeting her new niece in the near future.

She said: “I wish her the very best. I can’t wait to meet her. We haven’t met her yet, I hope that will be soon.”

Her words came as Kate visited a school in Cornwall with US First Lady Dr Jill Biden for the G7 summit. Kate has long been interested in children's causes while President Joe Biden's wife Jill is still a working teacher


Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, welcomed their baby girl on 4 June and paid tribute to both the Queen and Princess Diana with their little girl's name.

The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, at 11.40am, weighing 7lb 11oz.


A message from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth on their Archewell website, reading: "On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.

"She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."


The name Lilibet comes from the affectionate family nickname of her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen. While the middle name Diana was selected to honour her beloved late grandmother, Princess Diana, who died in 1997.

However it has proved a divisive choice, with reports the Queen was not asked permission to reuse her childhood nickname. This week a war of words broke out when a Buckingham Palace source told the BBC that the Sussexes "never asked" Her Majesty's permission.


Within 90 minutes Harry hit back saying The Queen had been "supportive" of the choice of name.

He and Meghan have since threatened the BBC with legal action.

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