In a statement released by the couple on Sunday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the birth of their newest baby, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
“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,” read the statement.
“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,” the statement continued.
“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.”
The duke and duchess of Sussex also wrote in a personal message, “On June 4th, 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.”
Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy news with a beautiful black-and-white photo.
The photo features Harry looking lovingly at Meghan, who cradles her baby belly as she rests in his lap.
The good news came after Meghan revealed she had suffered a miscarriage last July.
At the time, the young mother shared the heart-wrenching experience with the New York Times.
Markle said, “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”