Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Welcome Baby Girl
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diane Mountbatten-Windsor.
A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan said Lili was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California at 11:40am on June 4.
Lili is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild and the first to be born outside of the UK.
The couple’s Archwell website said their new daughter weighed 7lbs 11oz and “both mother and child are healthy and well”.
“On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter.” The Sussex’s shared in a message. “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.”
Buckingham Palace has also reportedly welcomed the new arrival to the family: “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 the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, shared his congratulations over Twitter: “Many congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter.”
Many congratulations to The Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) June 6, 2021
Lili is the second child of the Sussex’s, after the couple welcomed their son, Archie, in May 2019.
The little girl was named after her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, who was affectionately called Lilibet by her family and late husband, Philip. Her middle name was given in honour of her grandmother, Diane, The Princess of Wales.
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