Prince Harry and Megan, Duchess of Sussex, announce the birth of Lillibet “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The British Duchess of Sussex Megan gave birth to her second child, a baby girl whom she and her husband Prince Harry named after Queen Elizabeth and his late mother, Princess Diana.
Lilibet “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born Friday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, where Harry is present.
“On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter Lily. It is more than we can imagine, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we have experienced from around the world, “said Harry and Megan in a statement posted on their website.
“She weighed 7 lbs 1
The newborn is named after his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose family name is Lilibet, the document said.
Shortly after the announcement, Buckingham Palace said that the Queen, Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and his brother and wife, Prince William and Kate, were pleased with the news.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined them in sending his congratulations.
The birth comes after the explosive TV interview of Harry and Megan with Oprah Winfrey in March.
The couple described painful discussions about the skin color of their first child, the loss of royal protection and strong pressure that made Megan think of suicide.
Buckingham Palace said the couple’s allegations of racism were “concerned”. The royal family said the issue would be considered privately.
Harry and American actor Megan Markle were married at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their son Archie was born a year later.
Allegations of racism
In early 2020, Megan and Harry announced that they were relinquishing their royal duties and moving to North America, citing the unbearable raids and racist attitudes of the British media. They live in Montesito, near Santa Barbara, California.
Last year, Megan revealed that she had a miscarriage in July 2020, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hopes of helping others.
Months before the miscarriage, Harry said the royal family cut him off financially in early 2020 after he announced plans to step down.
But he managed to provide security for his family because of the money left by his mother, Princess Diana.
In an interview with Winfrey, Megan said she was concerned that her son did not have a royal title because it meant he would not be provided with security. She said digesting everything during pregnancy was “very difficult”.
More than the title of “prince,” she was most concerned with the safety and protection of her son.
Megan also revealed that it is difficult for her to understand why the royal family has concerns about the color of her son’s skin. She said it was difficult for her to “separate” these conversations.