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Kate Middleton says she ‘can’t wait to meet baby Lilibet’

Kate Middleton hopes to meet Lilibet soon and wishes her ‘all the very best’ (Picture: Backgrid/PA)

The Duchess of Cambridge ‘can’t wait’ to meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby daughter Lilibet, despite recent tensions in the Royal Family.

Kate Middleton, 39, was asked about her new niece during a visit to a school in Cornwall for the G7 summit.

She said: ‘I wish her all the very best, I can’t wait to meet her. We haven’t met her yet but hopefully that will be soon’.

The Duchess also confirmed that she hadn’t had the chance to Facetime with her niece yet, after Harry and Meghan introduced their daughter to the Queen on a video call.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born last Friday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California, weighing 7lb 11 oz.

She will be known as ‘Lili’ for short, after the Royal Family’s nickname for the Queen.

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Kate says she 'can't wait to meet' baby Lilibet

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Her middle name was chosen to honour her late grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Kate and her husband Prince William are understood to have already sent a gift to Los Angeles for Lilibet, a source told US Weekly.

In a social media post soon after hearing of the birth, the Cambridges said: ‘We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.’

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