By Marisol Bo-oc | 11:40 AM June 07, 2021
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced the birth of their second child after the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a daughter.
People reported that the couple welcomed Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana-named for Both the Queen and Princess Diana- into the world on Friday with the new arrival weighing a healthy 7lb 11oz.
“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” read a statement from the couple released on Sunday.
“Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home,” the statement continued. “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.”
Both mother and child are healthy and well at the hospital in California, the couple said in a statement.
“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 of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday.