Why we might not see a photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markles daughter Lilibet Diana

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Royal fans were delighted to receive the news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their daughter over the weekend.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born Friday just before midday, however, the couple kept the news private until Sunday evening.

The royal couple announced the name yesterday, paying tribute to her great-grandmother and late grandmother and great-grandfather.

Now its believed that the public will have to wait even longer before they are able to see the newborn.

While its previously been tradition to catch a glimpse of any new member of the royal family in the days following their birth, it’s likely Meghan and Harry will do things a little differently.

Since stepping back from their role of senior royals, Harry and Meghan have taken a much more private approach when it comes to photos of their children.

In May, when Archie turned two they chose to commemorate his birthday with a photo that didn’t reveal their son’s face.

The couple waited two days before sharing the news of Lilibet’s birth, so it’s expected they will similarly delay the release of a picture of their new arrival.

As they are no longer senior working royals, they do not face the same pressures and are under no obligation to share a photo at all if they prefer not to.

Their statement this weekend read: "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 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.

"She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.

"Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor 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."

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