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Harry and Meghan’s daughter listed in line of succession seven weeks after birth

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child is eighth in line to the British throne (Picture: PA/Royal.co.uk)

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has been listed in the royal line of succession seven weeks after she came into the world.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s child became eighth in line to the British throne when she was born on June 4.

Widespread media coverage at the weekend focused on the fact she had been so far omitted from the official royal website, with the page still listing Prince Andrew in her place.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said this morning the website is ‘updated periodically’ and Lilibet’s name was added hours later.

However, the official royal web page for Meghan Markle still says the couple has one child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

Critics had claimed the Royal Family was ‘making a point’ by delaying the new addition as tensions remain high.

ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship said: ‘You have got to ask what has taken them so long.’

Suggesting all that needed to be done was to ‘hit the paragraph button’, he added: ‘So where’s Lilibet? I can forgive them a week or two but a month?’

Lilibet’s name was added to the website on Monday (Picture: PA/Royal.co.uk)
The couple are now parents to two children, Archie, 2, and Lili (Picture: PA)

The Duke and Duchess fo Cambridge’s third child Prince Louis was added to the list on or around May 5 – roughly 12 days after he was born.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s first son Archie, 2, was included 15 days after his birth on May 6, 2019.

Meanwhile, August Brooksbank, the son of Princess Eugenie and 11th in line to the throne, was added to the list no earlier than April 10, 60 days after he was born.

It comes after Harry’s lawyers denied a second memoir would be released after the Queen’s death.

The dad-of-two has promised to write a ‘first-hand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful’ in a book released next year.

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