Meghan Markle has given the very first glimpse of her newborn baby daughter, Lilibet Diana Mounbatten-Windsor, in a video to celebrate her 40th birthday.
In a swift blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, the camera pans to cute, never-before seen family photos on Markle’s desk at her swanky Montecito, Calif., mansion — including baby Lilibet, Page Six has confirmed.
The video shows one large photo of her red-headed son Archie — now 2 years old and a dead ringer for his dad, Prince Harry — as well as three framed smaller black-and- white photos in front.
The center photo shows Harry gently kissing Lili, who has not been seen since her birth at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in June.
Another photo is a family shot, while the third shows Meghan snuggling up to Archie.
Archie has also rarely been seen since the couple sensationally quit the royal family last year, with the most recent picture of him released to mark his second birthday in May showing him with his back to the camera.
The fun 40th birthday video is filled with Easter eggs. Markle’s laptop is propped up on a copy of her kids book “The Bench,” while she’s wearing necklaces from LA designer Logan Hollowell – a Taurus constellation in honor of Archie’s birthdate — May 6, 2019 — and a Gemini constellation for Lili’s birthdate — June 4, 2021. Meanwhile, one her dogs, Guy, is lying on a bed behind her — as Harry comically juggles outside.
To mark her milestone birthday, Markle — who, as Page Six reported, is planning to enjoy a low-key day — has launched 40×40, a global project to encourage people around the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to support women going back to work.
She has asked 40 activists, athletes, artists and world leaders to participate by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to women re-entering the workforce.
Among those who have committed 40 minutes are singer Adele, poet Amanda Gorman, fashion designer Stella McCartney, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The Duchess of Sussex appeared alongside Hollywood favorite Melissa McCarthy in the video to promote her charity message.
Upon turning 40, Meghan said she was struck that “time” is “among our greatest and most essential gifts,” especially “time spent in service to others knowing that it can contribute to incredible change.”
She pointed out that globally tens of millions of women had left the workforce during the past two years, in a large part due to the pandemic.
But many were still in unpaid roles like carers and she claimed research has shown fewer women than men will return to work as the pandemic recovery begins.
She added: “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.”
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