Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly shared a picture of the newborn Lilibet with the rest of their family on a WhatsApp family chat.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly shared a picture of their first daughter Lilibet Diana Windsor-Mountbatten with members of the royal family via the instant messaging platform.
The couple, who now live in an 11 million pound mansion in the United States, said it was “with great joy” on Jan.
Lili is eighth in line to the throne after her older brother Archie, two, was born in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California, where Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39) moved last year.
Recent reports that they have decided to privately share a picture of their daughter on the royal WhatsApp chat have piqued curiosity as to who is attending.
So what members of the royal family have been added and what is their purpose?
According to Williams’ husband and Harry’s cousin Zara Tindall, this isn’t much different from the chats you would have with your own family.
Mike Tindall, who has three children with his wife Zara, previously said Good Morning Britain: âYou just try to organize meetings and we’ll do something similar.
âIf you go: ‘Do you want to take the children with you?’ Lots of people have WhatsApp family groups.
“I don’t think it’s a new revelation.”
The former rugby star also previously told the Mirror that the chat includes some of Zara’s “cousins,” who most likely include not only William and Harry, but also their respective wives Kate and Meghan.
“Me, my brother and then a couple from Zara’s side, like her brother Pete and the cousins, are in WhatsApp groups,” he said.
He made the comments back in 2018, suggesting the chat managed to stay alive for at least three years.
While it speeds and simplifies communication, Mike admitted that keeping track of all of the messages he receives can be difficult.
âI wouldn’t say we’re up to date, but WhatsApp is easier for some reason,â he said.
âI’m in about 25,000 groups. You can do it for a meeting and just stay with the group and people will post occasionally.
“You’re afraid to leave because you don’t want to be seen as rude.”
Not much more is known about the royals’ chat.
But with the pandemic keeping so many people apart and Harry, one of the main members of the family, now living in a different country, it must have been a handy tool for everyone to keep in touch.