The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor,a baby girl who was born at about 11:40am on Friday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to both Queen Elizabeth II and the late Princess Diana with the child’s name, as Lilibet is the Queen’s family nickname.
“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” a statement from the press secretary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said Sunday. ” … Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.”
The baby was born on Friday at 11:40 a.m. “in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif.,” according to the statement.
As for the name, “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”
Meghan and Harry, who currently reside in a $14 million mansion in Montecito, Calif. with 2-year-old son Archie, confirmed in February that they were expecting.
A month later, the couple revealed that the child would be a girl during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“A girl, you know, what more can you ask for?” Harry said. “But now, you know, now we’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.”