Meghan also paid tribute to her mum with baby's name

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

The Sussexes also honoured Meghan's mum by naming their newborn daughter Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, it has been claimed.

Harry and Meghan welcomed their daughter on Friday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California. They then shared the lovely news via a statement on their foundation Archewell's website on Sunday evening UK-time.

Lilibet is the Queen's childhood nickname and Diana is a nod to Harry's late mother, Diana Princess of Wales, who would have turned 60 next month. But Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, also apparently received a sweet mention in the shortened version of their newborn daughter's name.

The Sussexes reportedly chose to include the nickname 'Lili' in the announcement because it has a special meaning: Doria called Meghan 'Flower' while she was growing up, according to People. The inclusion is an ode to that nickname and a tribute to her.

Harry and Meghan have not confirmed this, but People say Meghan once signed one of the posts on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, as 'Meg, MM, M&M, and Flower (which my mom has called me since I was little).'

There has also been plenty of talk online about whether the Queen approves royal baby names ahead of the birth.

A palace insider has since cleared up any confusion around Lili's name, telling BAZAAR.com overnight that the Queen knew Harry and Meghan would be naming their daughter after her. She is said to be 'delighted' by the safe arrival of her 11th great-grandchild. Mum and baby are doing well and settling in at home, Harry confirmed.

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