LONDON – Prince Harry and his wife Megan announced on Sunday the birth of a daughter named Lillibet Diana pays tribute to Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after a year of alienation from the couple and the British royal family.
The baby, born Friday in Santa Barbara, California, will be named Lily, an abbreviated version of the nickname given to the queen when she was a young girl. She is the couple’s second child and her birth adds a joyful note to the year of turmoil after an interview in which Megan accused the family of racism and insensitivity after marrying Harry in 201
In a statement, the couple’s spokesman said Megan and the child were healthy and had returned home to Montesito, California, where the couple moved last year after a rough breakup with the family.
Harry and Megan also have a 2-year-old son, Archie. Megan had a miscarriage last July, which she wrote about for The New York Times.
“Lily is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family name is Lilibet,” the statement said. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen in honor of her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales.
The relationship between the couple and the royal family has been deeply frozen since March, when Harry and Megan gave a sensational interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which Megan claimed that a member or members of the family looked anxiously at the prospect of her first child. because of the potential color of his skin.