In a video to commemorate her 40th birthday, Meghan Markle revealed the first image of her newborn daughter, Lilibet Diana Mounbatten-Windsor.
The camera pans to cute, never-before-seen family photos on Meghan’s desk at her swanky Montecito, Calif., mansion — including one of baby Lilibet with her father, Prince Harry, TSZ has confirmed.
The video features one large photo of the couple’s red-headed son Archie, now two years old and a dead ringer for Harry, as well as three smaller black-and-white photos in front.
Harry is seen tenderly kissing Lili in the center snap, who has not been seen since her birth at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in June.
Another snap shows Meghan snuggling up to Archie, while the third displays a family photo.
Archie has also been scarcely seen since the couple made headlines when they abruptly left the royal family last year, with the most recent photo of him, taken in May to commemorate his second birthday, showing him with his back to the camera.
The 40th birthday video is chock-full of Easter eggs. Meghan is wearing necklaces by LA designer Logan Hollowell, a Taurus constellation in celebration of Archie’s birthdate, May 6, 2019, and a Gemini constellation in honor of Lili’s birthdate, June 4, 2021, and her laptop is propped up on copies of her children’s book “The Bench.”
Meanwhile, Guy, one of her canines, is sleeping on a bed behind her, while Harry juggles outdoors.
Meghan, who is planning a low-key day to commemorate her milestone birthday, has launched 4040, a global project to encourage people all over the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to support women returning to work.
She has asked 40 activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to take part by providing 40 minutes of mentorship to women who are reentering the workforce.
Adele, poet Amanda Gorman, fashion designer Stella McCartney, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are among those who have pledged 40 minutes.
Meghan appeared in the video alongside Hollywood favorite Melissa McCarthy to promote her charitable message.
She stated that tens of millions of women had left the labor force in the last two years, owing in large part to the pandemic. However, many remained in unpaid roles such as caregivers, and she claimed that research has shown that fewer women than men will return to work as the pandemic recovery begins.
“I believe mentorship is one way to help women regain confidence and rebuild their economic strength, and for my birthday I have asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists and world leaders to help kick off a global effort by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to support women re-entering the workforce,” she added.