Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby Lilibet Diana arrived on June 4 and the date has a very sweet connection to the duke’s late mother, Princess Diana.
Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 11.40am on Friday in California, exactly 25 years to the day that Princess Diana visited Meghan’s university in the US.
On June 4, 1996, Diana visited Northwestern University in Illinois, which is where Meghan studied from 1999 to 2003.
Diana spent five days at the university and raised nearly $1million for the University’s Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center in her role as the President of London’s Royal Marsden Hospital and its Cancer Fund at the time.
Madeleine McGonigle, who was aged four during the visit, met Diana at the university and later said: “Diana was the epitome of class, very personable, and she cared deeply for the common man.”