Queen Elizabeth II and the royal household have congratulated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the beginning of their daughter Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the monarch’s 11th great-grandchild. That is the second baby for the couple, who’ve a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The royals, together with Harry’s father Prince Charles and brother Prince William, have been delighted with the information of the beginning of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s child woman in Los Angeles on Friday, the Buckingham Palace stated in an announcement. Harry and Meghan’s second baby is known as after the Queen, who was affectionately nicknamed Lilibet by her household, and her late grandmother, Princess Diana, it stated.
“Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the beginning of Lilibet Diana,” the assertion stated. “The Queen, the Prince of Wales (Charles) and The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate Middleton) are delighted with the information,” it stated.
William and Kate tweeted individually from their Kensington Palace Twitter account to say: “We’re all delighted by the blissful information of the arrival of child Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson additionally despatched a message of goodwill by way of Twitter, saying: “Many congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the beginning of their daughter.”
Lili is the primary of the Queen’s great-grandchildren to be born outdoors the UK as Harry and Meghan relocated to California within the US final 12 months after they stepped again as frontline royals.
A press release from the couple’s press secretary stated that their second baby was born at 11:40 am on Friday. “It’s with nice pleasure 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 four at 11:40 am within the trusted care of the docs and employees at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California,” the assertion stated.
The brand new-born weighed 7 lbs 11 oz (three.48 kg), and each mom and baby are stated to be “wholesome and effectively” and settling in at dwelling, it stated.
“Lili is known as after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose household nickname is Lilibet. Her center title, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales,” the official assertion from the couple stated. Harry and Meghan, who stay in Montecito, are actually on parental depart and on their official Archewell web site, they’ve elaborated on the arrival of their child daughter, it stated.
“On June four, we have been blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is greater than we might have ever imagined, and we stay grateful for the love and prayers we have felt from throughout the globe. Thanks to your continued kindness and help throughout this very particular time for our household,” the assertion stated.
Lilibet was first used when Princess Elizabeth was a toddler and unable to pronounce her personal title correctly. Her grandfather, King George V, would affectionately name her ‘Lilibet’, imitating her personal makes an attempt to say Elizabeth and from then on she grew to become Lilibet, together with to Prince Philip, the Queen’s late husband.
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