The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet Diana. The baby will go by the shorter name of Lili.
The girl was born on Friday at 11:40 in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and are already home in Montecito where the family moved last year.
Lilibet was the nickname given to the queen when she was a young girl. The decision to use the moniker proves the couple's decision to depart the royal family, nor to give a revealing interview to Oprah, has not weakened the relationship between Harry and his grandmother.
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” a statement said. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales.”
Harry and Meghan already have one child, Archie, who was born on 6 May 2019. Meghan suffered a miscarriage last year, which she wrote about for The New York Times.
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