Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their eagerly awaited baby on June 4th, and 2-year-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor became a big brother. The Californian couple officially announced their arrival with a June 6 statement that included all of the royal baby details. As expected, the Duke and Duchess’ daughter’s full name honors both Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana!
“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 official statement said. “Lili was born on Friday, June 4th at 11:40 am under the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces. Mother and child are healthy and well and have settled in at home. ”The statement continued.
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.” The statement went on. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales.”