Queen Elizabeth "Delighted" Over Harry, Meghan's Daughter
Jun 07 2021
Since the Sussexes are based in the USA, it's unknown when Harry's royal relatives will be able to meet his and Meghan's baby girl.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued a statement on their Archewell Foundation website on Sunday (June 6) following the happy news of the arrival of baby Lilibet.
"Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m.in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital", the statement said, adding that the new arrival weighed in at 7lbs 11 oz and that "both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home".
Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her "beloved late grandmother", The Princess of Wales, the statement said.
Like her two-year-old brother Archie, Lili will use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
The newborn is the Queen's eleventh great-grandchild.
The wreath, designed by Harry and Meghan's wedding florist Willow Crossley, featured bear's breeches (the national flower of Greece) as a nod to Philip's heritage, sea holly to mark his service in the Royal Marines and roses to represent his birth month.
One of those occasions was for a pre-recorded message from Meghan for the recent Vax Live concert in May, which she and Harry co-chaired.
According UK's Daily Express, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now below nine members of the Royal Family.
"She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we've felt from across the globe".
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl.
Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, it's unlikely that Harry and Meghan and their young children will fly to the United Kingdom or that the British royals will travel to California. Their son, Archie, was born a year later.
The Palace, however, refuted the duchess' claims and instead referred to an old royal rule put into place over 100 years ago by King George V as the reason Archie isn't an HRH like his cousins the Cambridges.
As for the question of whether Archie and his baby sister will be joined by more siblings in the future, that doesn't seem to be on the cards right now. He was the last of the monarchs to call her by the special moniker.
In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said were the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media.