Queen Elizabeth II has already met baby Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor via Zoom, Radar can exclusively report.
Right after giving birth on Friday at 11:40 AM local time at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry called his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, to break the wonderful news to her before telling anyone else.
"Meghan is now resting at home, and she and Harry have already introduced the Queen to her great-granddaughter via Zoom," sources tell Radar. "Since the couple moved to L.A., the Queen has become very familiar with Zoom. She talks to Harry, Meghan and Archie via technology, and now she is using it to meet her [great-]granddaughter. She is a very modern grandmother."
Insiders add that in addition to calling the Queen, Harry and Meghan also spoke with his brother, Prince William, William's wife, Kate Middleton, and the brothers' father, Prince Charles.
"This is the beginning of a new [chapter] within the family that will hopefully heal old wounds. Finally, there is hope that the family can reunite," the source said.
"No one knew it at the time, but when Archie was born, Harry and Meghan were so angry with the family that they wanted nothing to do with them moving forward. That is why they broke all traditions and went with a totally new royal name," the insider went on. "Now, things have changed, and they both very much want their daughter to be part of the family, which is why they chose the name Lilibet, the Queen's childhood nickname."
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson released a statement Sunday – written on behalf of the Queen, Charles and Camilla, and William and Kate – expressing the family's "delight" over Lilibet's arrival.
"For the Queen's nickname to live on gives both Meghan and Harry, and the Queen, great happiness," adds an insider. "It really has been a historic few days for the royal institution and the royal family."
Additionally, sources say that the entire clan – Harry, Meghan, 2-year-old Archie and Baby Lilibet – all plan to travel to England next summer to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.