Welcome to the world, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor!
“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,” the statement read. “… Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.
“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.”
The name Lili does not come as a surprise. As OK! previously reported, the 36-year-old father-of-two previously hinted at his interest in the name during a visit with St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School students.
It is also not surprising that the duo yet again honored Harry’s late mother. In 2019, when the couple welcomed now 2-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Harry and Meghan were also thinking of Diana, since one of her ancestors from Scotland was named Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in February that they were expecting a second child. When the couple sat down with talk show titan Oprah Winfrey for their bombshell tell-all chat about their experience with royal life, they revealed that Archie’s new younger sibling would be a baby girl.
“A girl, you know, what more can you ask for?” Harry had said. “But now, you know, now we’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.”
Congrats to the happy couple!