Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Announce Birth Of Daughter, Lilibet Diana

The couple announced the news on Sunday, releasing a statement to share the baby was born on Friday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have announced the birth of their second child, a daughter named Lilibet Diana.

The couple announced the news on Sunday, releasing a statement to share the baby was born on Friday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” the statement said. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”

Buckingham Palace released a statement as well, saying Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge all are “delighted” with the news of the child’s birth.

Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie, turned two years old last month. The couple announced Meghan was pregnant with Lili in February, months after she opened about having a miscarriage in the New York Times.

Lilli’s middle name is the same as Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, daughter of Prince William. She is expected to be eighth in line for the throne.

During their highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey in March earlier this year, Meghan and Harry revealed the sex of their second child. At the time of the interview, Meghan said didn’t have plans to have any more children.

“To have any child, any one or any two, would be amazing, but to have a boy and then a girl, what more can you ask for?” Harry said. “Now we’ve got our family. We’ve got the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.”

Lilli is not the first Royal Baby to be born in the United States. Lord Frederick and Sophie Winkelman’s daughter, Maud Windsor, was born in Los Angeles in 2013, according to Victoria Arbiter.

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