Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday morning at a hospital in Santa Barbara, California. The spokesperson for the couple said on Sunday that Lili was born at 11:40 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz.
Prince Harry and Meghan named the baby girl Lilibet after Queen Elizabeth’s family nickname. Her middle name, Diana, was selected as an ode to her late grandmother, Princess Diana.
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news.
Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild. pic.twitter.com/dGVeRpd3pK
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 6, 2021
“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,” a statement from Buckingham Palace read.
In addition, the couple issued their own statement on Sunday on the Archewell website. “She is more than we could have ever imagined,” they said. “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.”
Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Welcome to the world ❤️ pic.twitter.com/T4X1guzA2X
— Misan Harriman (@misanharriman) June 6, 2021
Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in May 2019, a year after they were married at Windsor Castle.