Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pay tribute to the Queen and Princess Diana as they name baby girl Lilibet Diana

MEGHAN Markle has given birth to her daughter – and the pair have paid tribute to the Queen and Princess Diana with her name.

Their daughter has been named Lilibet after the family nickname for the Queen, the baby’s great-grandmother.

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And her middle name was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales, the couple said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their second child at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am.

A statement confirmed the baby girl weighed 7lbs 11oz and "both mother and child are health and well and settling in at home".

They wrote on their Archewell website 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.

"Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."



The new arrival is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild, joining big brother Archie and Prince William's kids George, Charlotte and Louis.

Lilibet is also Prince Charles’ fifth grandchild and makes Archie, who turned two in May, a big brother for the first time.

Harry and Meghan’s only daughter is the eighth-in-line to the throne – and the most senior royal in the current line of succession to be born overseas.

The baby is not entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.


She can, however, become a Lady – although Harry and Meghan will likely style their second-born a Miss, as they did with Master Archie, using the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

The Duke and Duchess have previously made no secret of their desire for a second child but also said two is their limit for environmental reasons.

They excitedly revealed they were having a daughter during their Oprah interview in March, with Harry telling the talk show host the gender. 

When Oprah asked Harry how he felt learning he would have a daughter, he gushed: “Amazing. Just grateful. 

“To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing. But to have a boy and then a girl, what more can you ask for. We’ve got our family—the four of us and our two dogs.”

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