Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome precious baby girl

And her name is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor on Friday in California.

The couple released an official statement on their Archewell website saying, “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.

She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. 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 honor 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.”

Followed by a thank you to all those who had sent in well wishes.

“On June 4th, 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.”

How cute that they named their daughter in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, with the family nickname she was given by her Grandfather King George V - Lilibet - when as a toddler, she struggled to pronounce her first name. 

Little Lili is eighth in line to the British Throne and Her Majesty's 11th great-grandchild.

The Queen's statement on The Royal Family's IG account, reflected her utter delight on the new addition to the Royal Family:

"Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana!
The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news.
Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild."

 

 

With Prince William and Kate Middleton - the Duke & Duchess of Sussex also publicly welcoming their little niece.

"We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."

Source: Instagram/TheRoyalFamily/Duke&DuchessofSussex/Archewell.com

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