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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke December 7, 2021

Royal baby conspiracy theory is unfounded

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  • Claims that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter doesn’t exist are unfounded. News organizations have published her birth certificate. 

"LILI DOESN’T EXIST!" exclaims the all-caps title of a Facebook video that goes on to speculate without evidence that Lilibet Diana, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is not real.

The baseless claims in the video range from the couple borrowing children and pretending it’s actually their daughter to Markle pretending to be pregnant. 

"I think someday the truth will come out and her plans for world domination will be screwed," the video’s narrator says. 

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Lilibet has been the subject of much breathless royals reporting, and in June, TMZ published what it said was Lilibet’s birth certificate. The redacted document from Santa Barbara County, Calif., says that Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4, 2021, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The Duke of Sussex is listed as the first name of one parent, and His Royal Highness is given as the last name. Rachel Meghan Markle is given as the second parent’s name.  

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On June 6, the press secretary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement that the newborn weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. 

People magazine, which reported that it had also obtained the birth certificate, said the hospital is "not far from Meghan and Prince Harry’s Montecito, Calif., home."

The couple also have a son, Archie, born in 2019. 

The couple hasn’t yet released a photo of Lilibet, whom they call Lili, to the public. Royals author Christopher Anderson has speculated that they want to shield her from the paparazzi for as long as possible. But that doesn’t mean the baby doesn’t exist, and claims that she isn’t real are unfounded. 

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