Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed a baby girl and given her a very special name.
The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to the couple’s second child on Friday and named the newborn after both the Queen and Princess Diana.
“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” an official statement from the royal couple announced.
“Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home,” the statement read. “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”
“This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” the statement continued. “The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news.
Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild. pic.twitter.com/dGVeRpd3pK
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 6, 2021
Prince Harry’s royal family in the UK, including his grandmother, the Queen, and father, Prince Charles, also shared their happiness at the news.
“The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” a statement from Buckingham Palace read.