Harry and Meghan announce birth of daughter

Harry and Meghan announce birth of daughter
Lilibet Diana Mountatten-Windsor was born on Friday in Santa Barbara, California

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their baby daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Lilibet was born on Friday at 11.40am Santa Barbara, California, and is now “settling in at home”, Harry and Meghan said.

She was named after the Queen, her great-grandmother, and her middle name was chosen to honour Diana, Princess of Wales.

Lilibet is the couple’s second child, after Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who is now aged two.

Harry and Meghan’s press secretary said: “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 11.40am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

“She weighed 7lbs 11oz. 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 honour 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.”

Harry and Meghan first revealed they were expecting a girl in March during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The new baby is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild and is not permitted to be a princess nor an HRH because of rules set down more than 100 years ago by George V.

She will be entitled to be a princess when Charles becomes King after the death of the Queen.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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