Middleton gave birth to a baby boy during the early hours of April 23 and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, was there to witness the arrival of the newest addition to their growing family.
Kensington Palace took to Twitter to give some info on the birth and to inform everyone that the Duchess of Cambridge and the baby are OK. It was followed by another tweet, enumerating those who have been informed of the birth.
"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news," the tweet read.
Not On The List
Notice someone missing from the list? Yup, it's Markle, the soon-to-be wife of Prince Harry, who, obviously, was one of those informed. Eagle-eyed fans quickly noticed this and began speculating why the Hollywood actress was absent in the tweet.
However, fans shouldn't jump to conclusions too fast. Marlene Koenig, an expert to royalty matters, believed that the move wasn't an intentional disregard or snub of Markle. It was just simply because she is still not a royal.
Technically, she will be part of the royal family in less than a month. Markle and Prince Harry are set to tie the knot on May 19, meaning to say the former Suits actress has yet to officially become a royalty.
"Meghan is not a member of the royal family yet, so she is not a relative at this time. Meghan is Harry's fiancée, but is not yet Auntie Meghan," Koenig explained.
She further pointed out that had Middleton delivered the baby after the upcoming and highly anticipated exchange of vows between Markle and Prince Harry, the 36-year-old actress would have been included in the tweet.
Jabs In The Past?
That said, fans should just chill and take a seat, and just wait for the wedding that'll happen in just more than 20 days. It is worth noting, however, that Markle had continuously been plagued by nasty rumors that suggest she is not at all welcome into joining the royal family.
That was the case when Queen Elizabeth II gave her consent to her grandson, Prince Harry, and his fiancée, Markle. The declaration was compared with how Her Royal Highness seemed to have warmly addressed Middleton previously and how she lacked adjectives before the name of the actress on the declaration.