Baby bliss! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been overjoyed since welcoming their second child, daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who looks like both her mom and dad, according to a source.
"Lili is more perfect than Harry and Meghan could ever imagine," an insider said after the couple welcomed their daughter on Friday, June 4. "They are so in love with her, and she's absolutely beautiful. She's a cross between Harry and Meghan."
Two days after their little cutie arrived, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their big news to the public. While there was much speculation surrounding the name they would give their daughter, Harry and Meghan — who also share 2-year-old son Archie — chose to honor both Harry's late mom, Princess Diana, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
"Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet," their Sunday, June 6, statement on their Archewell website read. "Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."
It seems Lili's moniker also honors Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland. The 39-year-old once divulged in a post for her former blog The Tig that her mother nicknamed her “Flower” as a child.
Harry and Prince William's mom would have been "thrilled" with her grandchild's name, Diana's former voice coach, Stewart Pearce, insisted to Us Weekly. "Diana was the personification of love and the exemplar of unconditional love, she would have been so excited by the babe and her beautiful names."
Meanwhile, it is unclear how Her Majesty feels about the couple's decision to name their daughter Lilibet. OK! reported that critics felt the choice of name was "quite demeaning" to the Queen, since it was a special nickname between her and her late husband, Prince Philip — who died at 99 years old in April.
"I don’t think it’s a good idea — I think it's quite rude to Her Majesty Her Queen. It was a very private nickname from her husband who hasn’t been dead for very long," royal biographer Angela Levin said of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The monarch began calling herself "Lilibet" as a child because she was too young to pronounce her own name. Soon enough, her intimate inner circle took up the nickname, with only close family, friends and Philip referring to her by the moniker.
Harry, 36, and Meghan announced their bun in the oven in February, months after they revealed Meghan suffered a miscarriage over the summer. "Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by a few," the Suits alum wrote in an essay for The New York Times of her July 2020 loss.