AceShowbiz - Queen Elizabeth II delivered her annual Christmas speech on Christmas day. Airing at 3 P.M. local time, the Queen made a rare comment on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windson who was born in June.
In the speech, the monarch first addressed the new additions to the British royal family, saying, "Adults, when weighed down with worries, sometimes fail to see the joy in simple things, where children do not." She then mentioned about welcoming four new great-grandchildren this year.
"And for me and my family, even with one familiar laugh missing this year, there will be joy in Christmas, as we have the chance to reminisce, and see anew the wonder of the festive season through the eyes of our young children, of whom we were delighted to welcome four more this year," the 95-year-old monarch shared.
In addition to Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Lili, among royal babies who were born this year was August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who is Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank's first child. Mike and Zara Tindall, daughter to Princess Anne, also welcomed a third child in March, while Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their daughter named Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi in September.
This arrives after Harry and Meghan revealed the first picture of their daughter for their Christmas card this year. The candid snap, which was taken by the couple's wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski, featured the Duke and Duchess of Sussex goofing off with 2-year-old son Archie and 6-month-old daughter Lilibet.
"This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a 'Mama' and a 'Papa,' and Lili made us a family," the couple wrote. "As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families - from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave."
"Wishing you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year, from our family to yours!" they added before signing off with, "As ever, Harry, Meghan, Archie & Lili," the proud parents concluded.