The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on Sunday that they have welcomed their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, after the royal family’s nickname for the Queen and Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana.
She is now eighth in line to the throne, behind her older brother Archie.
The former Good Morning Britain star has been a long time critic of the royal couple. His divisive comments about the Duchess, saying he struggled to believe aspects of her explosive Oprah interview earlier this year, ultimately led to him quitting the ITV programme.
However in the wake of their baby news Piers told his followers on social media that he would not be weighing in ‘out of respect’.
The TV star tweeted: ‘To those asking for my reaction to the new royal baby, I am respecting her parents’ constant pleas for privacy and declining to comment.’
The Life Stories host declared in a recent interview that he ‘has never been more popular’ after the fallout.
‘She thinks she’s beaten me? She might be in for a surprise, because I suspect I’ll be back soon. And my views certainly haven’t changed,’ Piers told Daily Mail.
‘If Meghan thinks she has cancelled me or won the battle, she is in for a big shock. I’ve never been more popular.’
He also doubled down on his criticism of the Duchess, refusing to apologise.
‘There was absolutely not a cat’s chance of me apologising. What am I apologising for?’ he added.
‘I don’t believe a word that comes out of Meghan’s mouth. It all comes down to freedom of speech.
‘I should have the right not to believe a public figure when they’re making clearly very inflammatory — and as we now know, very disingenuous — allegations about people who have no right of reply.’
In a message on their Archewell website, Prince Harry and Meghan said: ‘On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.
‘She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.’
They asked anyone who wishes to send a gift to make a charity donation instead to organisations working for women and girls.
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