“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Megan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, greet their daughter Lillibet” Lily “Diana Mountbatten-Windsor,” the statement said.
“Lily was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital,” it said, adding that the new arrival weighed 3.49 pounds and that “and the mother , and the child are healthy and healthy and settle at home. “
“Lily is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family name is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen in honor of her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales,” the statement added.
Baby Lily is the sister of the couple̵
“She is more than we can imagine, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we have experienced from around the world. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
“Feeling of joy”
The newborn is the queen’s eleventh great-grandson. She is eighth on the throne behind her grandfather Charles, Uncle William, his three children (George, Charlotte and Louis), her father Harry and older brother Archie.
Her birth in the United States made her the highest-ranking king in the lineage, born abroad.
It also makes her a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom – meaning that the youngest Sussex could potentially become president of the United States when she grows up – while in line for the British throne.
Megan and Harry kept the pregnancy as private as possible, talking only a few times about their daughter’s impending arrival.
One of those occasions was a pre-recorded announcement by Megan about the recent Vax Live concert in May, which she and Harry co-chaired.
“My husband and I are excited to meet our daughter soon – a sense of joy we share with millions of other families around the world,” the Duchess told an audience at an event designed to promote the justice of Covid-19 vaccines and gender equality. .
“When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls in the world who need to be given the ability and support to move us forward,” she said. “Their future leadership depends on the decisions we make and the actions we take now to create them and set us all together for a successful, just and compassionate tomorrow.”
Announcement of pregnancy
The royal couple announced that they are expecting a addition to their family in February, sharing a black-and-white click as they look at each other as Megan swings her baby.
The photo was taken by Nigerian-born British photographer and friend of the couple Misan Harriman, who took the photo remotely from his London residence.
The timing of their Valentine’s Day was probably of special significance to the couple, coming almost exactly 37 years on the day after Prince Charles and Princess Diana revealed they were expecting their second child: Prince Harry.
Their newborn daughter has the right to be a lady from birth, but will probably not use the title.
When Archie Harrison was born in 2019, the Duke and Duchess chose to relinquish their titles and indicated that they would not use his father’s second title, Earl of Dumbarton.
Currently, none of the children in Sussex are allowed to use HRH titles, following the rules set by George V in the 1917 patent. However, this will change when their grandfather Charles ascends the throne.
As for whether Archie and his baby will join more siblings in the future, that doesn’t seem to be on the cards right now.
Harry revealed that he and his wife are likely to keep their chicken limited to “maximum two” as they discuss Earth’s dwindling resources with activist and chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall for a special edition of British Vogue last July.
Last year, they retired from their role as senior working royalty, relinquishing their HRH titles and now live in Santa Barbara, California.