WATCH: The Subtle Princess Diana Tribute You Might Have Missed in the Royal Baby Announcement
Harry’s late mother was present in spirit for the birth of his first child.
Buckingham Palace was quick to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the birth of their son Monday morning. An announcement issued on behalf of the members of the royal family said that they were understandably “delighted” by the news.
The brief congratulatory note featured the usual royal suspects—the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge—as well as three lesser-known names you might have overlooked. Included amongst the members of the royal family were Princess Diana’s siblings, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Earl Spencer, in a subtle tribute to Harry’s late mother.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have gone out of their way to include tributes to the late Princess Diana in their big milestones. Harry included two diamonds from his mother's collection in Meghan’s engagement ring, and Lady Jane Fellowes did a reading in Diana’s honor at their wedding last year.
Back when the couple announced their engagement in November 2017, Harry famously said that his mom would've been "over the moon, jumping up and down, so excited for me, but then would've also probably been best friends with Meghan."
We have no doubt that Princess Diana would have felt the same way about their new son.