- The Duchess of Sussex has just given birth to a baby girl who has been welcomed with open arms by Meghan's estranged father, Thomas Markle
- The Duchess gave birth to the beautiful baby girl at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am, although the news was kept hush for almost two days
- Thomas Markle has wished his daughter nothing but love and the best of luck in the upbringing of his new granddaughter
Meghan's father welcomes their new daughter
Thomas Markle is "very pleased" with the Duchess of Sussex's baby news.
The retired lighting director - who hasn't spoken to his daughter since her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018 - wished his little girl "all the love" after it was revealed Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan welcomed their second child, a daughter called Lilibet Diana.
Meghan Markle gave birth to the beautiful baby girl at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am.
Thomas Markle's heartfelt message
“I’m very pleased that my daughter and my new granddaughter had a successful delivery," Thomas told The Sun Online. "I wish them all my love and the best of luck.” he added.
Thomas has yet to meet Prince Harry and has not met his grandson Archie either. However, according to reports by the Mirror UK, Royal biographer Robert Jobson said it’s unlikely he will meet his new granddaughter anytime soon.
The new baby to be welcomed with open arms
In other news about the new royal baby, Briefly News previously reported that the birth of Meghan and Harry's new daughter could unify the Royal Family, who "will welcome the new baby with open arms", a royals expert has claimed.
It comes at a turbulent time for the family after the Sussexes opened up about their decision to leave the Royal Family for the US, and Prince Harry's controversial revelations about his upbringing continue to rattle the palace.
The Daily Express reports that Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, announced they were expecting a second baby on Valentine's Day this year and Meghan is expected to give birth to a daughter this summer.
The little girl could unify the families
According to a previous article by Mirror UK, one expert Nick Bullen believes the birth of Meghan and Harry's daughter could heal the damaged relationship.
“I am sure the royal family will welcome the new baby with open arms. A new life is often a great way to help try and repair the rifts in any family, royal or not,” he added.
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