The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their second child.
A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan has confirmed the arrival of their daughter, who they welcomed into the world on June 4 and they have chosen to name her Lilibet Diana.
They said in a statement: "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. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home."
Harry and Meghan — who also have Archie, two, together — named their little one, who weighed seven pounds and 11 ounces, after Harry's late mother Princess Diana and his grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
The couple added in a statement released through their spokesperson: "Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."
Elsewhere, a statement from Buckingham Palace read: "The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex."
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also posted his congratulations to Harry and Meghan. He wrote: "Many congratulations to The Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter."
Prince William and Duchess Catherine tweeted on the Kensington Royal official account: "We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."
We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2021
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.
Harry and Meghan later posted a thank-you message on their Archewell Foundation charity website: "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."
Meghan previously spoke out about her joy that she and Harry were expecting a little girl.
She said: "My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter — it's a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world. When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the globe who must be given the ability and support to lead us forward," she said. "Their future leadership depends on the decisions we make, and the actions we take now to set them up, and set all of us up, for a successful, equitable, and compassionate tomorrow."— BANG SHOWBIZ
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