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Is this the first picture of Lilibet? Framed photo in new Meghan video

Meghan Markle is thought to have revealed a grainy first photograph of her second child Lilibet today after a framed picture of Prince Harry kissing a newborn baby took pride of place on her desk in a new video.

Four images could be seen next to the Duchess of Sussex at her £11million mansion in California, during the clip to mark her 40th birthday, with the biggest one appearing to show their first son Archie who is now aged two.

Three further black and white photos could be seen in a connected frame in front of this, with the central one seeming to show Harry kissing a baby and one on the right potentially showing Meghan holding a young child. 

The Sussexes have not yet released any photographs of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor who was born exactly two months ago on June 4 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and is eighth in line to the throne. 

Archie has also rarely been seen since the couple stepped back as senior royals in March last year, with the most recent picture of him released to mark his second birthday this May showing him with his back to the camera.  

Four photographs could be seen next to the Duchess of Sussex, with the biggest one appearing to show their first son Archie who is now aged two. Three further black and white photos could be seen in a connected frame in front of this, with the central one seeming to show Harry kissing a baby and one on the right potentially showing Meghan holding a young child

The photographs could be seen as Meghan marked her 40th birthday in a video which saw her launch her 40x40 project

To mark her 40th birthday, the Duchess has launched 40x40, a global project to encourage people around the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to support women going back to work.

Meghan has asked 40 activists, athletes, artists and world leaders to participate by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to women re-entering the workforce.

Among those who have committed 40 minutes are singer Adele, poet Amanda Gorman, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

Meghan has written a statement of intent about her new initiative 40x40 on the website of her charitable foundation Archewell.

She says when reflecting on turning 40, and the many things she is 'grateful for', she was struck that 'time' is 'among our greatest and most essential gifts', especially 'time spent in service to others knowing that it can contribute to incredible change'.

The duchess, who two months ago gave birth to her second child daughter Lilibet, claimed globally tens of millions of women had left the workforce during the past two years, in a large part due to the pandemic.

But many were still in unpaid roles like carers and she claimed research has shown fewer women than men will return to work as the pandemic recovery begins.

Meghan added: 'I believe mentorship is one way to help women regain confidence and rebuild their economic strength, and for my birthday I have asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists and world leaders to help kick off a global effort by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to support women re-entering the workforce.

'With this time, I hope they each help someone advance a professional life on her own terms and I hope that they inspire countless others to give 40 minutes of their time as well.'

Earlier today, members of the royal family sent their best wishes to the Duchess on her 40th birthday.

The official Twitter account for the royal family posted three pictures to mark the occasion, including a photo of Meghan, the Duke of Sussex and son Archie on their 2019 royal tour to South Africa.

The post said: 'Wishing The Duchess of Sussex a very Happy Birthday today!'

The official account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also tweeted a message, writing 'Wishing a happy 40th birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!' alongside a birthday cake emoji.

The official account for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall tweeted a picture of Meghan smiling, writing: 'Wishing The Duchess of Sussex a very happy 40th birthday.'

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