Queen Elizabeth "Delighted" Over Harry, Meghan's Daughter

Prince Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl

In a message of thanks on the couple's Archewell website, they said: "On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili".

"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". "She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz", a statement from the couple shared via BBC, adding, "Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home".

Whenever that happens, Archie and his younger sister will graduate from being the great-grandchildren of the outgoing monarch (Queen Elizabeth II) to the grandchildren of the reigning monarch (King Charles), meaning they'll be eligible for HRH titles.

Lili isn't the first royal to have a middle name honouring "granny Diana" - Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, shares the middle name.

Meghan said it was hard for her to understand why there were concerns within the Royal Family about her son's skin colour.

Diana, the former wife of Prince Charles and mother to Harry and his elder brother William, died in a Paris auto crash in 1997.

"The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex", a palace spokeswoman said.

Lili joins big brother Archie, who turned 2 in May.

Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, with Harry in attendance.

They stepped back from their roles as senior working royals a year ago, relinquishing their HRH titles, and now live in Santa Barbara, California. The baby is the eighth in line to the British throne.

Harry's relations with his family have reportedly deteriorated after his criticism of royal family members including his father Prince Charles.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a daughter, the second child for her and Prince Harry, a spokesperson for the Sussexes told CNN.

The pregnancy announcement came less than three months after Meghan opened up in a New York Times op-ed about a pregnancy loss the couple suffered last summer.

This is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's second child, having welcomed son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, now two, in May 2019.

Harry and Meghan revealed they were expecting a girl during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, broadcast in March.

Meghan and Harry kept the pregnancy as private as possible, speaking just a handful of times about their daughter's impending arrival. "To have any child, any one or any two, would have been wonderful, but to have a boy and then a girl, I mean, what more can you ask for?"

"My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter - it's a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world", the Duchess told the audience at the event, meant to promote Covid-19 vaccine equity and gender equality.



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