Prince Harry and Meghan welcome daughter, Lilibet Diana #englishheadline
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet Diana.
The couple released a statement Sunday announcing their daughter’s arrival, who was born Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Both she and Meghan are healthy and settling in at home.
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” the statement said. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”
Harry and Meghan already have a son, Archie, who just turned two last month. They announced Meghan was pregnant with Lili in February, months after the duchess opened up about had suffered a miscarriage in July in a New York Times op-ed.
Meghan explained in the November essay that, “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”
Lili shares her middle name with her cousin, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, daughter of Prince William. She is expected to be eighth in line to the throne, following her older brother in the line of succession.
The couple announced the sex of their second child during a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired in March. Meghan told Winfrey that they didn’t have plans to have any more children and Harry described feeling gratitude seeing their daughter’s ultrasounds.
“To have any child, any one or any two, would be amazing, but to have a boy and then a girl, what more can you ask for?” Harry said. “Now we’ve got our family. We’ve got the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.”