Harry and Meghan announce birth of daughter Lilibet Diana

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. File photo: Twitter/The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

SANTA BARBARA, California, June 6, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Harry and Meghan have announced the birth of daughter Lilibet Diana.

The names pay tribute to Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, whose childhood nickname was Lilibet, and to his late mother, Princess Diana.

The baby, born Friday in Santa Barbara, will be called Lili, according to released information. Mother and child are healthy, and are back home in Montecito, Calif., where the couple moved last year, the statement says.

Lili is the first of the Queen’s great-grandchildren to be born outside the United Kingdom.

Below is the full statement released:

Official statement

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.

She weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.

Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.

This is the second child for the couple, who also have a 2-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”

A message of thanks from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.

For those inquiring on sending gifts, we would ask that you support or learn more about these organizations working for women and girls: Girls Inc., Harvest HomeCAMFED or Myna Mahila Foundation.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here