Britain’s Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle have both welcomed their second child- a baby girl who was delivered on Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, with Harry in attendance.
The excited couple who married in 2018, according to reports both decided to name their new born Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten Windsor- a tribute to both Queen Elizabeth II and Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.
Further scoop reveals that the pair who also share a two-year-old son together called Archie decided on the choice of name in tribute to the queen after a difficult year for the couple, and the wider royal family. Lilibet is a family nickname for the 95-year-old Queen.
A statement from the couple’s spokesperson reads: “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.
“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.”
The statement continued, “Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. 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 Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”
Prince Harry and Meghan also penned a short message via their Archewell website regarding their daughter’s arrival.
The couple wrote: “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.”