The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, have announced the birth of their daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family have congratulated Prince Harry and Meghan on the birth of their daughter Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the monarch’s 11th great-grandchild.
This is the second child for the couple, who have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The royals, including Harry’s father Prince Charles and brother Prince William, were delighted with the news of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby girl in Los Angeles on Friday, the Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Harry and Meghan’s second child is named after the Queen, who was affectionately nicknamed Lilibet by her family, and her late grandmother, Princess Diana, it said.
A statement from the couple’s press secretary said that their second child was born at 11:40 am on Friday.
“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 am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California,” the statement said.