Harry, Meghan name daughter after Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana

Harry, Meghan name daughter after Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana

The nickname was given by the close family to the Queen when she was a child.

Meghan gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter, on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m, according to a statement from the couple's press secretary.

The couple's statement said it was with "great joy" that they welcomed Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor to the world.

Diana, the former wife of Prince Charles and mother to Harry and his elder brother William, died in a Paris vehicle crash in 1997.

The duo welcomed their little one Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

Not only is it shared with her big brother, Harry and Meghan's first child, Archie, 2, it's also used by some other descendants of their great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and her late husband, Prince Philip.

'Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby 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.

The birth follows a tumultuous year for the couple, who have stepped down from royal duties and moved to the United States to live more independent lives, but rarely been seen out of the public spotlight.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are preparing to welcome their second child, a daughter, very soon and along with speculation around the bub's name looms the question of her royal title.

The Sussexes' newborn daughter is the 11th great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and the fifth grandchild for Prince Charles.

The first seven places remain unchanged: Prince Charles; Prince William; his son Prince George, his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis; Prince Harry, and his son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl.

"It's a girl", Harry told Winfrey, after Meghan waited for him to join the interview so they could share the news together.

Meghan and Harry kept the pregnancy as private as possible, speaking just a handful of times about their daughter's impending arrival.

"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", the Duchess told the audience at the event, meant to promote Covid-19 vaccine equity and gender equality. "We've got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs".

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