The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry made an announcement in a statement on Sunday, welcoming the arrival of their baby girl who was born on Friday, June 4.
“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 said.
“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,” it said, adding that the new arrival weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces (3.49 kilos) and that “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 statement added.
The couple said in a message on their Archewell Foundation website that they’re truly “blessed” by the arrival of their little baby girl.
“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.”
According to Toya Holness, publicist for Harry and Meghan, baby and mother are doing well and settling down in their home.
The Buckingham Palace also released a statement on Sunday announcing the arrival of the baby girl.
“The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the Buckingham Palace statement read.
She is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild and is eighth in line to the throne. It means Prince Andrew, who was born as second in line in 1960, moves down to ninth place.
The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry’s father, and the Duchess of Cornwall tweeted: “Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana. Wishing them all well at this special time.”
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana 🎊
Wishing them all well at this special time. pic.twitter.com/ucJZIm2kqH
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 6, 2021
And the Duke of Duchess and Cambridge said: “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.”
We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2021
No photos of the newborn has been released yet.
Congratulations to the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their little princess, Baby Lili!