The Duke and Duchess of Sussex became proud parents of a baby girl named Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana; A name which honors both her great grandmother her majesty Queen Elizabeth and her late grandmother Princess Diana.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth by releasing an official statement on the Archewell Foundation website stating that Prince Archie is a big brother now.
The official statement said “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 am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara cottage hospital in Santa Barbara, CA”
Lilibet is a very affectionate pet name of Queen Elizabeth. According to the royal correspondents, Queen Elizabeth used to call herself Lilibet when she was young as it was difficult for her to pronounce her name.
Speculations are going on the social media that by naming their daughter Lilibet; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have extended an olive branch to the British royal family. A truce calling!
Meanwhile, an official statement was released by Buckingham Palace announcing the birth of the newest member of the royal family. The official statement said that the Queen along with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the happy uncle and aunt Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce to the world the birth of the daughter to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Little Lilibet Diana becomes eighth in the line of the throne after her grandfather, uncle William, his three children, her father, and brother Archie. The newborn baby girl is the fifth grandchild of Prince Charles and the eleventh great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth.
She becomes the first royal in the line of the throne who is born with a dual nationality of USA and UK, which ironically means that she can run for the president of the United States of America in the future.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle thanked everyone in their official statement for extending their warm wishes for the family and sending out prayers at this special time.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had announced their news of expecting a second child this February by releasing a black and white picture of the couple along with the news. The news timing coincides with the news of Princess Diana and Prince Charles expecting their second child 37 years ago.