Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday morning in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

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Buckingham palace said: "The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess that Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news."


Prince Harry and also Meghan said they called their second child Lilibet ~ the imperial Family's nickname for the Queen, the baby's great-grandmother.


Her middle name, Diana, was favored to honour her "beloved so late grandmother", the Princess of Wales, the statement said.


She is the Queen's 11th great-grandchild and also is eighth in heat to the throne. It means Prince Andrew, who was born as second in line in 1960, moves down to nine place.


In a blog post of many thanks on the couple's Archewell website, they said: "On June 4, us were blessed with the come of ours daughter, Lili.


"She is more than we could have ever before imagined, and also we remain grateful because that the love and also prayers we've felt from across the globe.


The message adds the anyone wishing to send presents is asked come "support or learn more about" organisations functioning for women and girls.


The Prince that Wales, Prince Harry's father, and also the Duchess of Cornwall tweeted: "Congratulations come Harry, Meghan and also Archie top top the come of baby Lilibet Diana. Wishing them every well at this unique time."


And the duke of Duchess and also Cambridge said: "We space all delighted by the happy news that the come of infant Lili."


Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent his "many congratulations" come the pair and labour leader teacher Keir Starmer welcomed the "wonderful news".


Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, met top top a blind date and also married in may 2018 in a ceremony at Windsor Castle. They invited their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a year later.


Meghan's friend, Misan Harriman, who took black-and-white photographs that the pair for their pregnant announcement, tweeted his congratulations: "Lilibet has actually arrived! Congratulations to my brave friend and also her lovely family!"


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Image source, Misan Harriman/The Duke and also Duchess that Sussex
The couple, pictured below with their child Archie, announced on Valentine's day in February they to be expecting their 2nd child

Prince Harry has publicly reflect on his technique to parenthood recently, saying he wanted to "break the cycle" of the "pain and also suffering" of his upbringing through his very own children.


He and also Meghan battered their roles as senior working royals in march 2020. Speaking last month, the battle each other said relocating to the US had actually not been part of the plan, but he feel he had to placed his family and mental health and wellness first.


As a an outcome of the move, Lilibet is the most an elderly royal in the existing line of sequence to it is in born overseas and she would certainly be default to end up being president of the unified States.

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But prefer her older brothers Archie, that was not entitled come a imperial title as soon as he to be born, Lilibet would certainly not be permitted to be a princess nor an HRH until the Queen dies and Prince Charles becomes king, under rules collection down more than 100 year ago.