Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have named their newborn daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor honoring their royal blood.
Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif.
She was born good of health weighing 7lbs 11 oz, and both mother and daughter are in better condition at home.
Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Lili’s middle name, Diana, honors her late grandmother, the Princess of Wales.
“On June 4th, 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,” Markle and Prince Harry said in a statement. “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
Harry and Meghan walked down the aisle on May 19, 2018. Together they are blessed with two children. Lili joins older brother Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born in May 2019.
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey in February, the couple revealed that they were expecting a daughter.
Markle and Prince Harry are now based in California after declaring their independence from the Royal Family in March of 2020.
During the interview with Winfrey in March, Markle opened up about the negative impact being a royal had on her mental health, and revealed that a large factor in the couple’s decision to leave their royal duties was to protect their family.
Despite the reaction the interview attracted, Harry and Meghan now brag about landing a major multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020, which will allow them to develop documentaries, feature films, scripted television shows, and children’s series. They also launched a podcast on Spotify under their Archewell Audio production company, with the goal of building “community through shared experience, narratives, and values.” Prince Harry and Winfrey have also reunited to create the show “The Me You Can’t See” for Apple TV Plus, which takes a deep dive into mental health and the steps to getting help.