Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl.
A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Markle said that they welcomed their child Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Their daughter weighed in at 7 lbs, 11 oz. Her first name, Lilibet, is an ode to Her Majesty The Queen’s nickname. Her middle name is in honour of her grandmother and Harry’s mother. The baby is the eighth in line to the British throne.
Buckingham Palace said: “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.” Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her “beloved late grandmother”, the Princess of Wales, the statement said.
In a message of thanks on the couple’s Archewell website, they said: “On June 4, 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.” The message adds that anyone wishing to send gifts is asked to “support or learn more about” organisations working for women and girls. The couple has not released any photos of their daughter.
The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry’s father, and the Duchess of Cornwall tweeted: “Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana. Wishing them all well at this special time.”
Harry and American actor Meghan Markle married at Windsor Castle. They welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019. Markle’s friend, Misan Harriman, who took black-and-white photographs of the couple for their pregnancy announcement, tweeted his congratulations: “Lilibet has arrived! Congratulations to my brave friend and her lovely family!