The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now parents to a sweet baby girl! The couple welcomed their second child on Friday, confirming the happy news in an official statement released on Sunday.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are finally a happy family of four! The Duchess gave birth to her second child, a daughter, on Friday, June 4. They already have an elder son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born in May 2019.
The Duke and Duchess are over the moon after welcoming their bundle of joy. Moreover, the royal family is also delighted to hear the news of a new addition to the family.
The Official Statement
Archie finally has a little sister to play with! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed the news of their baby girl in an official statement released by their spokesperson. Aside from the official press release, the couple also shared a personal message on the Archewell Foundation’s website.
“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.”-reads the press statement.
Both the mother and baby are in good health, with the baby weighing in at 7 lbs 11 oz. Moreover, the second-time parents also shared a special gratitude note, thanking everyone for their love and prayers.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
Lilibet Diana is named after two extraordinary women in Prince Harry’s life: his mother, Princess Diana, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. The details regarding the baby girl’s name were also shared in the official statement.
“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.”-says the official statement.
Archie’s little sister is a senior royal member born in the US. As a result, she is eighth in the line of succession to the British throne. Also, she’s the fifth grandchild of Prince Charles and the eleventh great-grandchild of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Royal Family’s Reaction
The Royal family is delighted to welcome a new member to the family. Congratulations are in order for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Until now, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Queen Elizabeth have shared congratulatory notes for the new parents.
The Duke and Duchess announced their pregnancy on Valentine’s Day earlier this year. Furthermore, in the couple’s interview with Oprah, Prince Harry revealed that they were expecting a baby girl. WomanlyLive is happy for the Duke and Duchess, and we wish them continued parental bliss.