A royal expert has speculated that the birth of Harry and Meghan’s second child could spark a reconciliation (Image: Getty Images)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge should work to swiftly end the row with Harry and Meghan, a royal expert has claimed.
Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California, and both mother and child are doing well.
The news has prompted an examination of the relationships between the royal family and Harry and Meghan, with one royal expert now claiming it is time to end the feud.
Royal columnist Tom Sykes has said the moment offers "an ideal opportunity for both sides to move on."
Writing in the Daily Beast, he said the Royal Family should immediately congratulate the couple privately, and publicly on social media channels.
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Meghan and Harry welcomed their daughter on Friday
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Following the announcement of the birth, a Buckingham Palace spokesman issued a statement to mark the special moment.
It said: “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
But Mr Sykes said the "usual dry statements won't cut it" and suggested Kate and Wiliam release a video clip, with their children, expressing their happiness at the news.
He continued: "This may seem like an unimaginable slice of humble pie for the Windsors to swallow given the couple’s televised denunciation of them and the institution they represent, but if the British Royal family know one thing it is the art of grinning and bearing it for the cameras.
All you need to know as Meghan and Harry welcome their second child
"And if they truly want to put the nightmare of Harry and Meghan’s rancorous departure behind them, they are going to have to leave behind them playground-level questions of who started it—and focus on ending it.
"That means the Windsors, however wronged they may feel, have to make the first move, and make it big.
"The birth of this child gives them the ideal opportunity to do so."
A statement from the couple's press secretary said: "It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world.
"Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11.40am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.
"Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.
"This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
"The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family."