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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their second child – a baby girl named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Harry and Meghan announced that the child, a first brother of Archie, was born on a Friday in California.

Lili is named after her great-grandmother the Queen – who was affectionately known as Lilibet by her family – and her grandmother, the late princess diana.

Lili is the first of the Queen’s great-grandchildren to be born outside the UK.

File photo dated 25/09/2019 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex holding their son Archie during a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Ms Tutu at their heritage foundation in Cape Town on day three of their tour in Africa.  Meghan and Harry will be celebrating their son's second birthday, who helped inspire his mother's new picture book.  Issue date: Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Lili is a first brother to Archie, pictured here with his parents in 2019

The couple said in a statement: “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 Friday, June 4 at 11:40 am under the trusted care of doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

“She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz (3.5 kg). Both mother and child are healthy and doing well at home.

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“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 couple’s second child, 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 family time.”

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.  Image: Google Street View
Lili was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California. Image: Google Street View

Harry and Meghan also said on their Archewell website: “On June 4th we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.

“She is more than we could have imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we have felt around the world. Thank you for your continued …

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