A new addition joined the royal family as Pince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle welcomed their second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday, June 4.
In a statement on Sunday, June 6, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that little Lili was born at 11:04 weighing 3.5kg at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, where they live with their two-year-old son, Archie Harrison.
They have been living in the United States following their decision to quit their royal duties early last year.
My favorite part (aside from the sweet name) is Meghan is probably home now with little Lilibet Diana and doesn’t have to put on heels and show her off to a single goddamn person until she wants to and I love that for her and Harry. pic.twitter.com/SS47dhSyMs
— kt (@coffeeandkatie) June 6, 2021
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II and her family are overjoyed with the birth of a daughter to Harry and Meghan.
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
The baby, who will be eighth in line to the throne was also welcomed by other members of the royal family.
We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2021
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana 🎊
Wishing them all well at this special time. pic.twitter.com/ucJZIm2kqH
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 6, 2021
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