Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Sunday announced the birth of their daughter, Lilibet Diana, whose name is a tribute to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, as well as his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
“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 a statement from the couple’s press secretary.
The baby was born on Friday at 11:40a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California and weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz., the statement said.
Both Meghan, 39, and the new baby are “healthy and well, and settling in at home.” The couple currently lives in a $14 million mansion in Montecito, California.
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” the statement continued. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales.”
Lilibet Diana is Harry and Meghan’s second child, their first being their two-year-old