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BREAKING Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Announce Birth Of Baby Girl

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BREAKING Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Announce Birth Of Baby Girl

The Sussexes have welcomed the birth of a baby girl, named Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

The name is a sweet tribute to both Harry's mother, Princess Diana, and to the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.

According to the couple's Archewell website, Lilibet was born on Friday 4th June, at 11.40am. The statement reads: "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 pair announced their second pregnancy with a photoshoot (Credit: Missan Hariman)
The pair announced their second pregnancy with a photoshoot (Credit: Missan Hariman)
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"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. 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."

Harry and Meghan added: "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."

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The pair announced they were expecting their second child in February this year, with a sweet photoshoot by friend Misan Harriman in the garden of their Montecito home to accompany the news.

The pair are already parents to Archie, two (Credit: Missan Hariman)
The pair are already parents to Archie, two (Credit: Missan Hariman)

Harry and Meghan, who share son Archie, two, said at the time: "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

Meghan, 39, revealed in her no-holds-barred interview with Oprah Winfrey that she was expecting a girl, where 36-year-old Harry added: "To have a boy then a girl - what more can you ask for?"

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Harry has previously expressed his desire to have two children, having told British Vogue: "Two, maximum!"

The happy news comes after Meghan revealed she tragically miscarried in July last year.

Writing about her heartbreaking ordeal, she said: "I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.

Harry and Meghan spoke their truth to Oprah (Credit: CBS)
Harry and Meghan spoke their truth to Oprah (Credit: CBS)
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"Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband's hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we'd heal."

Meghan added: "In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning."

Featured Image Credit: Missan Hariman/PA

Topics: UK News, Duchess of Sussex, Royal, Royal Family, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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