Prince Harry & Meghan Markle welcome baby girl, name her after Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have embraced parenthood once again with the arrival of their daughter on June 4. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had revealed the gender of their second child in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March this year. Meghan's pregnancy was announced with a lovely monochrome picture in February this year. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued an official statement on Sunday announcing the arrival of their daughter. The name of the child is Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. "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. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home," the statement read.  

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It was also revealed that the child has been named after Queen Elizabeth and late Princess Diana. "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," the couple added in the statement.  

Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in May 2019. "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," the statement read. 

A spokesperson from Buckingham Palace said in a statement, "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."

(Source: People)