Prince Harry and Megan Markle privately welcomed their daughter Lilibet “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday.
After spending two days with their new joy package, the royal couple shared the news of Megan’s delivery in a statement she gave to their charity Archewell on Sunday, June 6.
“On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter Lily. She is more than we could have imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we have experienced from around the world,” the Duke and Duchess said in a statement. of Sussex reads. “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
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Lily was born at 11:40 a.m. Friday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, according to Archewell’s website. She weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces at birth and is said to be “healthy” and “settling home” with her mother.
It is reported that her first name was chosen in honor of great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, 95, who bears the same name as a nickname.
The name Lilibet is the Hebrew version of the name Elizabeth and means “God’s promise,” according to The Bump’s dictionary of names.
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Meanwhile, Lily Diana’s middle name is meant to honor Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, who died in 1997. The name Diana has Latin roots that date back to ancient Rome and means “divine,” according to The Bump.
Lily is the second great-grandchild, named after the queen and princess. Her older cousin, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, 6, was born on May 2, 2015.
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The royal family shared their wishes for Harry and Megan in a statement shared on Instagram and Twitter.
“Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lillibet Diana! The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased with the news,” the statement said. “Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild.”
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Lily is the second child Harry (36) and Megan (39) have welcomed.
The couple’s eldest son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on May 6, 2019 and is now 2 years old.
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“The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family,” Archewell concluded. “While the Duke and Duchess are on parental leave, Archewell will continue to do important work and publish stories on the site.”