Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana
06 June, 2021, 23:22
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten Windsor and shared an update on how the mother and daughter duo is doing.
The duo welcomed their little one Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.
Lili weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz. As a child, Queen Elizabeth II couldn't pronounce her name, Elizabeth, so she was known as Lilibet.
Earlier, The Queen sent her best wishes in a joint statement with the Cambridges and the Prince of Wales who had made a touching tribute to her by naming their daughter "Lilibet", short for Elizabeth. Her middle name is in honor of her grandmother and Harry's mother.
The Sussexes announced that their second child would be a girl in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
"Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family".
Meghan gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter, on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m, according to a statement from the couple's press secretary.
Despite being seventh-in-line to the British throne, the Sussex's firstborn, two-year-old Archie, does not have a title.
They stepped back from their roles as senior working royals past year, relinquishing their HRH titles, and now live in Santa Barbara, California.
Harry's relations with his family have reportedly deteriorated after his criticism of royal family members including his father Prince Charles.
As the eldest son of the heir apparent, Prince Charles, Prince William's children - George, Charlotte and Louis - were all given titles unlike their cousin Archie, who is the child of Charles' younger son, Prince Harry.
"It's a girl", Harry told Winfrey, after Meghan waited for him to join the interview so they could share the news together.
"Amazing. Just grateful", Harry said at the time, describing his own reaction.
"My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter - it's a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world", the Duchess told the audience at the event, meant to promote Covid-19 vaccine equity and gender equality.
The royal couple announced they were expecting an addition to their family back in February, sharing a black-and-white snap of them gazing at each other, while Meghan cradled her baby bump. "We've got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs".