And baby makes four! Duchess Meghan gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, June 4, marking her second child with husband Prince Harry. A statement confirming the happy news was released by a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today.
“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,” reads an official announcement.
The Sussexes’ camp also shared that their newborn baby girl came into the world weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Both Meghan and Lili are “healthy and well, and settling in at home. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family,” concluded the statement.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan also wrote a short message via their Archewell website announcing their daughter’s arrival.
“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,” read the couple’s note. “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
And the meaning of the name? Per the statement released by the couple, Lili is named for both her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, and for her late grandmother, Princess Diana: “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.”
Their daughter joins big brother Archie, 2, who the couple welcomed in England on May 6, 2019.
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Harry and Meghan revealed to Oprah during their spring interview that Meghan was expecting a girl in the summer—and that they don’t plan on having any children after her. “To have any one or any two, but to have a boy and then a girl—what more could you ask for?” Harry told Oprah. “But now we’ve got our family. We’ve got the four of us, we’ve got our two dogs. Done.”
“Done—two is it?” Oprah asked.
“Two is it,” Meghan said.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced her pregnancy on Valentine’s Day—the same day Harry’s late mother Princess Diana announced she was pregnant with Harry. “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child,” a spokesperson for the couple told press. A photo of Meghan during her pregnancy and Harry, taken by photographer Misan Harriman, was shared with the announcement.
Meghan had previously disclosed that she suffered a miscarriage last summer in a moving opinion piece for the New York Times.