While the Windsors made news over the past three days because of the G7 Summit, it felt like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were trying to Sussexit out of the week-long newscycle about Lilibet Diana’s name. Dusty Saltine Island spent all of last week throwing a steady succession of hissy fits about the name, but the statements from the Sussexes ended last Wednesday. They said their piece: they informed the Queen about Lili’s name before the birth announcement two Sundays ago. I have to think Harry and Meghan are just throwing up their hands about how the Saltines freak out about everything at this point. I hope they’re just enjoying their babies and not paying attention to the drama anymore.
A few days ago, Us Weekly’s sources claimed that Meghan and Harry are actually trying to keep things civil with the Windsors, which I believe. As CB and I discussed in this week’s Gossip with Celebitchy podcast, it’s not like Harry and Meghan can predict which thing, which statement will lead to hundreds of negative articles at this point. A source told Us Weekly: “It’s no secret that the last year Harry and Meghan have been at war with the royals. All is not forgiven, but after all the backlash regarding their interviews — which by the way, the pair have no regrets about — they’re trying their utmost to maintain a good relationship with the queen in order to keep the peace.” I have a theory about this! I think H&M are trying to keep the peace with Liz. I also think the courtiers are actively trying to drive a wedge between H&M and the rest of the family. Clownshow vibez.
As for whether we’ll ever get a photo of Lilibet Diana, some people have suggested that they might post a photo on the Archewell site for Father’s Day this coming weekend. Another option might be selling the first photo and donating the proceeds to charity. That’s what royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams believes will happen. He told the Express: “I think it very likely that Harry and Meghan will release a photo or photos of Lili to the world’s press in a way which will benefit one or more of the charitable causes they espouse. Their weeks of leave is certain to exclude certain charitable activities if they see a chance to promote causes they support.” Yeah, I actually agree. They did that “Christmas card” painting to benefit Meghan’s patronage, and I could totally see them doing something similar in a few weeks or months.
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