How Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor will grow up with Orlando Bloom & Serena Williams' kids – instead of UK cousins

LILIBET Diana Mountbatten-Windsor may have only just entered the world, but already she has a whole host of famous little pals lined up for a play date.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed the safe arrival of their second child today, having kept it a secret for two days.

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Lilibet's life will be very different to other Royal children thanks to her parents' decision to move to the US and step back from the Monarchy.

So instead of growing up around her Royal cousins, such as Prince George, Princess Charlotte or Lucas Tindall, Lilibet will more likely spend time with the offspring of Harry and Meghan's A-list pals and neighbours.

Here's who her play date pals could be


The three-year-old, known as Olympia, is the daughter of tennis superstar Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian.

Meghan and Serena have been friends for many years, and despite the fact Serena is mostly based in Florida while Meghan and Harry are in California, it's likely the friends will be keen to see their daughters become pals too.

Serena has described Meghan as the 'strongest person she knows', and was one of the first meet Meghan and Harry's first child, son Archie.


Daisy, 10 months, is the daughter of A-list actor Orlando Bloom and pop-star fiancee Katy Perry.

The couple live "just down the road" from Harry and Meghan, with Harry telling Dax Shepard's 'Armchair Expert' that he had struck up a bond with his neighbours since moving to Montecito.

Harry also told how Orlando had given him the heads up about a photographer and that they keep in touch via text, making it easy for them to set up a play date in the future.


Misha Nonoo is another of Meghan's BFFs and announced her own pregnancy with her second child in February.

Misha is also expecting a baby girl, a sister for son Leo, with her husband, oil heir Mikey Hess.

The couple live in New York and Misha has been credited with helping introduce Harry and Meghan.

Recent reports have suggested Misha and Mikey have been look at homes in Montecito, which is where Meghan and Harry live.


Tom 'Skippy' Inskip has been a friend of Harry's since childhood, and welcomed his first child – son Arthur – with wife Lara last year.

While the pair were inseparable when they were younger, they grew apart, and although Tom and Lara were invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding, they weren't on the guest list for the lavish evening reception at Frogmoe House.

Tom and Lara now live in Washington D.C. and it has been claimed the men have patched things up and planned to get together when lockdown ended in the US so their sons could meet.


Rennie was born in February to music producer David Foster, 71, and his singer wife Katharine McPhee, 37.

David has become a close friend to Meghan and Harry in recent years and rumours suggest David and Katharine are looking to leave their Los Angeles apartment and find a property closer to the Duke and Duchess.

Katharine – who first found fame on American Idol – previously said her husband "has a really, really beautiful relationship with Harry," and that they are "like father and son".

And here's who Lilibet would have spent time with if Harry and Meghan had stayed in the UK…


Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children would have been the most likely play mates for Lilibet and older brother Archie if their parents had moved across the pond.

While older, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three would have no doubt loved another younger cousin to play with alongside their other relatives.


Three-month-old August is the son of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.

Eugenie and Harry had a particularly close relationship as cousins, and she was instrumental in keeping his relationship with Meghan secret in the early stages of their romance.

Despite all the recent drama around Meghan and Harry's revelations about the Royal Family, Eugenie and Jack are still thought to have a good relationship with the couple.


Zara Phillips and husband Mike Tindall welcomed third child, Lucas, two months ago.

Being so close in age to Lilibet, it is extremely likely they would have been instant pals if Meghan and Harry had stayed in the UK.

Harry has a good relationship with Zara and Mike, and is godfather to their younger daughter Lena, two.

They also have eldest daughter Mia, seven.


Alexander, two, and James, one, are the sons of Meghan's best friend, Lindsay Roth.

Meghan and Lindsay have been friends since college and she is thought to be raising her sons in London with husband Gavin.

The couple have been married since 2016, with Meghan acting as Maid of Honour at their wedding.


Clover, one, is the daughter of Harry's childhood friend Charlie van Straubenzee.

The men have been friends since Ludgrove Prep School and Charlie served as an usher at Harry's wedding to Meghan.

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