Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have announced the birth of their second child, a daughter. The girl will be named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, according to the BBC, which relays the information on Sunday. The child comes to extend the family of the couple, installed for several months in Los Angeles in the United States. Together they also have a two year old boy,
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex formalized the happy event in a press release on Sunday, June 6. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced “with immense joy” the birth of their second child, a daughter. Lilibet “Lili” Diana was born Friday June 4th at 11:40 am in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Both mother and daughter are in good health at home, the statement said.
“She is much more than anything we could have imagined,” wrote Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. An announcement welcomed, in particular, by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson: “My congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter,” he tweeted.
Her first name is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana who died in 1997, respectively grandmother and mother of Prince Harry. Lilibet “Lili” Diana is the couple’s second child after their now two-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The little girl is therefore in eighth place in the order of succession.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had withdrawn from the English royal family since April 2020. Questioning the media pressure around them, they had settled in California.
From now on, they work, in particular, with their Archwell foundation which supports humanitarian causes.