• Kate Middleton said Friday that she "can't wait" to meet her niece Lili
  • She revealed they haven't met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter yet, but she hopes it will happen soon
  • The duchess also said she had not seen Lili on FaceTime yet

Kate Middleton is looking forward to meeting her new niece.

During a press conference Friday, the Duchess of Cambridge was asked about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second child, Lilibet "Lili" Mountbatten-Windsor, as she and first lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, England. The first lady and President Joe Biden are in the U.K. this week for the G-7 summit of world leaders as part of Biden's first foreign trip since becoming president.

"I wish her all the very best. I can't wait to meet her," Middleton said of baby Lili when asked by NBC News chief foreign correspondent Andrea Mitchell about the newest addition to the royal family. "We haven't met her yet. I hope that will be soon."

Duchess Kate was then asked if she had FaceTimed with Lili. "No, I haven’t," she replied.

Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their second child and son Archie's younger sister on June 4.

After the Sussexes made the announcement of baby Lili's birth on their non-profit Archewell's site, Prince William and Middleton offered a congratulatory post to the couple via their Instagram account.

"We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie," they wrote, alongside a photo of Prince Harry, Markle and their son from when the Duchess of Sussex was still pregnant.

Prince Harry and Markle are said to have been at odds with the royal family for a while now, and according to reports, the couple's recent interviews have not helped. However, royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight that the Sussexes may have extended an olive branch to the royal family with the name they gave their daughter.

"This family division has really gone on for a long time now, well over a year," Nicholl said.

She continued, "It has been many, many months since Charles and the Queen and the Cambridges have seen Archie in the flesh, we know that there has been some really quite deep problems between Harry and William, difficulties between Harry and his father and I think that it is everyone's hope that this little baby will be a peace offering in many ways and that she will hope to bring this divided family back together."

While he has not publicly confirmed any travel plans, Prince Harry is expected to return to his home country and reunite with his brother Prince William in July for the unveiling of a statue of their late mother Princess Diana at Kensington Palace on what would have been her 60th birthday.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she meets people from communities across Cornwall during an event in celebration of The Big Lunch initiative at The Eden Project, near St Austell in south west England on June 11, 2021. OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images