The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in Santa Barbara, California on Friday morning.
In a statement as quoted by the BBC, the couple said that both the mother and child are healthy and well.
“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.”
Prince Harry and Meghan revealed that they named their second child “Lilibet” as this is the Royal Family’s nickname for the Queen.
Lilibet’s middle name “Diana” honours her “beloved late grandmother”, the Princess of Wales, as per the statement.
Lilibet is now “settling in at home” having been born 11:40am local time, weighed at 3.48 kilograms.
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. pic.twitter.com/dGVeRpd3pK
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 6, 2021