Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed a baby girl this month. The couple’s second child was born on Friday, June 4th at 11:40 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz.
“Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home,” according to a statement released on Sunday.
Harry’s brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Catherine shared their congratulatory remarks on their Twitter page.
“We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.”
We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2021
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reveal Name of Baby Girl
After months of anticipation, the couple has announced their daughter’s royal name: Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Lili’s name honors Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. Her name also pays tribute to his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. Lilibet will be eighth in line to the throne, USA Today reported.
“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,” according to the statement.
Lilibet is Queen Elizabeth’s 11th great-grandchild, CBS News reported. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her first son, Archie, on May 6, 2019, at Portland Hospital in London. Lilibet is the first member of the Royal Family to be born outside of the United Kingdom.
Meghan Markle Inspires Many With Her Story
The couple announced that Archie was going to be a big brother on Valentine’s Day. This news came after Meghan revealed her miscarriage. In November 2020, she wrote an article for the New York Times sharing her story.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” she wrote. “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.”
Many women can relate to Markle’s story. She’s an inspiration for women all over the world who are trying to find hope after pain. Lili’s life is already impacting the world in a major way.