Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their second child – a beautiful baby girl.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed the birth of their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday morning in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California.
Both mother and child are healthy and well, Prince Harry and Meghan said in a statement.
The couple said they named their second child Lilibet after the Royal Family’s nickname for the Queen, the baby’s great-grandmother.
Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her “beloved late grandmother”, the Princess of Wales, the statement said.
Lilibet was born at 11:40am local time, weighed 7 lbs 11oz, and is now “settling in at home”.
She is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild and is eighth in line to the throne. A little sister to Archie, who was born in 2019, and a new cousin for Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
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,” He said
They have not released any photos of their daughter.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his “many congratulations” to the couple and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer welcomed the “wonderful news”.
Prince Harry and Meghan met on a blind date and married in May 2018 in a ceremony at Windsor Castle. They welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a year later.
Meghan’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!” She said