Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Welcome Daughter, Name Baby After The Queen and Princess Diana

The Duchess and Duke of Sussex have welcomed a new addition to their growing family as the former 'Suits' actress gave birth to the couple's second child.

AceShowbiz - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have welcomed a baby girl named Lilibet Diana.

The couple's daughter was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California on Friday morning (04Jun21) and, in a statement announcing the child's arrival, the new parents reveal her name pays tribute to both Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and his late mum, Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in a car crash in 1997.

"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...," reads a statement issued on Sunday (06Jun21).

"Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home."

The press release continues, "Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who relocated from the U.K. to Meghan's native California early last year (20), are already parents to a son named Archie, who turned two last month (May21).

They went public with the news of Meghan's pregnancy in February, a few months after the former actress revealed she had suffered a miscarriage last July (20) in an op-ed for The New York Times.

Meghan and Harry revealed the gender of the baby while sitting down with Oprah Winfrey in a bombshell interview where the couple accused the royal family of racism. They also revealed that Meghan was suicidal when she was pregnant with Archie.

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