Since Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, announced to the world the birth of their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, royal fans have been eagerly waiting for the first pictures of the royal baby.
The power couple revealed that they have decided to go on parental leave for about 20 weeks to bond with their infant and spend some quality time with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been on a media hiatus and have not conducted any interviews nor release any pictures to the public.
There have not been any public appearances from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, except for his somber trip to England for a Princess Diana tribute.
The couple’s absence from the public sphere has built anticipation for the first photo of their baby girl. A royal expert has given some indication as to what to expect from the new parents.
Daniela Elser is a writer who revealed that Prince Harry and the former actress are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
While the parents want to share the first photo of Lili Diana, they also want to protect her privacy and do not wish for her to go through the same media scrutiny as her father, Prince Harry.
The duo, who is facing a painful predicament, might have found a compromise — the best option is to post a picture of Lili Diana’s tiny hands or feet.
The commentator said via news.com.au: “While they might desperately want to be able to offer their daughter a level of privacy that Harry was never allowed to enjoy growing up in the royal fishbowl, the hard truth is that they do still occupy a strange nebulous place between public figures and private citizens.”
She went on to reveal: “Which is why some sort of shot of Lili – a toe! A finger! One tiny hand holding an even tinier hand! – does not seem out of the question.”
The royal expert also explained that Meghan Markle and her spouse are also facing an awkward situation over the people they pick to be Lili Diana’s godparents and the country of her christening.
The writer pointed to the couple’s poor decision to keep Archie’s godparents a mystery. She said: “In hindsight, the handling of Archie’s christening was a turning point for the couple, and you can draw a straight line from that furor to ‘Megxit.'”
The upcoming months will reveal a lot about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship in the long run with the British royal family.