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Kate Middleton says she can’t wait to meet Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter Lili and hopes it happens soon

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Kate Middleton on December 25, 2018. Stephen Pond/Getty Images
  • Kate Middleton says she hopes to meet her newborn niece, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, soon.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge made the remarks on Friday while meeting with First Lady Jill Biden.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lili was born on June 4 in California.

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Kate Middleton said on Friday that she "can't wait" to meet her newborn niece, Lilibet "Lili" Diana.

"I wish her all the very best, I can't wait to meet her because we haven't yet met her yet so hopefully that will be soon," the Duchess of Cambridge told reporters in Cornwall, England, while visiting a school with First Lady Jill Biden during the G7 Summit, Reuters reported.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new baby, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on June 4 at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their first daughter in a statement on Archewell's website. The couple founded the Archewell organization in 2020 and named it after their first child, Archie, who turned 2 this May.

The newest member of the royal family is named after Prince Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth - whose family nickname is Lilibet - and his late mother, Princess Diana.

Following the news, Prince William and Middleton publicly congratulated the couple in an Instagram post.

"We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan, and Archie," William and Middleton wrote on Instagram along with a family photo from when Markle was pregnant with Lilibet.

William and Middleton did not use the couple's official titles and instead referred to them by their first names. As Insider's Mikhaila Friel reported, the lack of official titles may be part of the couple's PR strategy in the aftermath of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview.

As Insider's Anneta Konstantinides wrote in a recent analysis piece, William and Middleton appear to be determined to change their public image. Since Harry and Markle's interview with Winfrey, which created tension among the royal family, William and Middleton have approached social media less formally and shown more affection in public, similar to the way the Duke and Duchess of Sussex carry themselves.

"Right now, Harry and Meghan have an advantage because they're tuned in and understand the minds and hearts of Gen Z and Millenials," celebrity brand management expert Eric Schiffer previously told Insider. "They're unmasking what it's like to be a royal and allowing the public to feel like you're now friends with a royal. So the challenge for Kate and William will be finding ways to connect emotionally, without losing the majesty and decorum of the Crown."

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