The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to her daughter, welcoming her baby girl on Friday 4 June.
A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan confirmed on Sunday, saying: “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.
“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.
“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.
“This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”
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In a personal statement on the couple’s website, Archewell, Harry and Meghan also said: “On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and 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.”
The tot is the Queen‘s 11th great-grandchild and is the fifth grandchild for the Prince of Wales.
Harry and Meghan first confirmed the pregnancy with a stunning black and white photograph on Valentine’s Day, taken remotely by their friend Misan Harriman.
It showed the Duchess with her head in her husband’s lap as she cradled her baby bump.
The Sussexes stepped back from their role as senior royals in March 2020 and now live in Montecito, Santa Barbara with their eldest child Archie.
Where is the royal baby in line to the throne?
Harry and Meghan’s daughter is eighth in line to the throne behind her big brother Archie. She is not expected to carry out royal duties and will move further down in the line of succession when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s children grow up and have families of their own.
Princess Eugenie, who welcomed her first child, August, in February, is now 11th in line to the throne, meaning her son is now 12th.
Mike and Zara Tindall‘s eldest daughter Mia, seven, moves out of the top 20 for the first time to 21st in line.
Will the royal baby have a title?
The Sussexes’ daughter is unlikely to have a title, as they chose to bring up their eldest child Archie as a private citizen.
Harry and Meghan with a newborn Archie in May 2019
Archie could have become Earl of Dumbarton – one of Harry’s subsidiary titles – or have been Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, but instead he is simply styled as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
A source at the time of Archie’s birth said: “They have chosen not to use a courtesy title.”
However, when Prince Charles becomes King, Archie and his sister will be eligible to be styled as a Prince and Princess should Harry and Meghan wish this.
Will the royal baby have US citizenship?
As Harry and Meghan’s daughter was born in the US, she is entitled to American citizenship as an automatic right. The baby will also automatically be a British citizen because of Harry’s citizenship.
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