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Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by naptu2: 6:38pm On Jun 06
Prince Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl

By Dulcie Lee
BBC News

Published11 minutes ago




The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl.

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

Both mother and child are healthy and well, Prince Harry and Meghan said in a statement.

The couple said they named their second child Lilibet after the Royal Family's nickname for the Queen, the baby's great-grandmother.

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


Lilibet was born at 11:40am local time, weighed 7 lbs 11oz and is now "settling in at home".

She is the Queen's 11th great-grandchild and is eighth in line to the throne.

In a message of thanks on the couple's Archewell website, they said: "On June 4, 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."

The message adds that anyone wishing to send gifts is asked to "support or learn more about" organisations working for women and girls.

They have not released any photos of their daughter.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his "many congratulations" to the couple and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer welcomed the "wonderful news".

Prince Harry and Meghan met on a blind date and married in May 2018 in a ceremony at Windsor Castle. They welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a year later.

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


The couple, pictured here with their son Archie, announced they were expecting their second child in February

The couple quit their roles as senior working royals in March 2020 and now live in California.

Their statement said it was with "great joy" that they welcomed Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor to the world.

"The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family."


Why Lilibet?


The Queen, pictured here with her grandparents in 1932, was called Lilibet by her grandfather King George V

Lilibet - the Queen's family nickname - was coined when then-Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler and couldn't pronounce her name properly.

Her grandfather, King George V, would affectionately call her Lilibet, imitating her own attempts to say her name. It soon stuck and she became Lilibet to her family from then on.

The Queen's late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, also called her by the nickname, and wrote to his mother-in-law after their wedding: "Lilibet is the only 'thing' in the world which is absolutely real to me."

Baby Lili's middle name, Diana, is in tribute to Prince Harry's later mother Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997 when he was 12 years old.

Lili's cousin, Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, also has Diana as one of her middle names, as well as Elizabeth.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57378117

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Ololanla: 7:10pm On Jun 06
Congratulations to you both.

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by stanliwise(m): 7:11pm On Jun 06
Welcome princess.... Lilibet

This one e don dey sound like one betting company name so, trust Naija business men.


When I go dine with kings and queens sef undecided

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by babyfaceafrica: 7:11pm On Jun 06
So we should fry beans

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by BigSarah(f): 7:11pm On Jun 06
Really with all the dust meghan has been raising, she was only pregnant with a girl.

I thought she was going to have quadruplets

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by heartleboy: 7:11pm On Jun 06
Ok

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by KEKONweezy91: 7:11pm On Jun 06
Ftc
UARians
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by McOluOmo: 7:11pm On Jun 06
Congratulations
Who would look @a new born baby without wearing a smile grin on the face

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Tuopoelo1: 7:11pm On Jun 06
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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by akinmusi(m): 7:11pm On Jun 06
Congratulations

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Pallaz: 7:11pm On Jun 06
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First to comment
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by UncleKoboko: 7:11pm On Jun 06
Nice.
But marry a:
Single mothers? Never!
Unless the father of the child is DEAD...

Divorcee? It'll be very hard ... It depends sha...


Team fresh girls cool cool cool

Lol!
Na trouble I just dey find o grin


Congratulations to the couple.

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by revived: 7:12pm On Jun 06
E Dun be
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by MykLANNY(m): 7:12pm On Jun 06
Many are being born, many are being killed, the Earth keeps revolving and rotating. It's a beautiful world in the end. Congratulations Prince Harry & Meghan.

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Sammyjay1984(m): 7:12pm On Jun 06
Ejoo gbogbo eniyan o, mo ti fe ni ogbe inu(ulcer) , mo nilo iranlowo yin. Mo ti ko ni ede oyinbo sugbon mi ri oluranlowo.olorun a ran yii lowo sir /ma. Ebi o ni payin o, eni toro je o.

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Daddyvibez(m): 7:12pm On Jun 06
Congrats to them
I just pray they get over the discrimination

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by phatnpretty(f): 7:12pm On Jun 06
Congratulations.

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Treambuilt106: 7:12pm On Jun 06
Congrats to them
I just pray they get over the discrimination

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by EdoAirline: 7:13pm On Jun 06
Congratulations to the Couple....

Let's look at it from this Perspective...

Abeg my perspective don finish.....

congrats once again to them
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by SilkyKolaSyrup(f): 7:13pm On Jun 06
Congratulations
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Jayrockk: 7:13pm On Jun 06
Congratulations smiley
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by IJOBA11: 7:13pm On Jun 06
PRINCE HARRY IS AN IDIOT angry

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Karlovych: 7:13pm On Jun 06
embarassed embarassed A big congratulations to the both of them, we at vulturebbqrillz wish the family good luck
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by kenzysmith(m): 7:13pm On Jun 06
Am a big fan of Prince harry dress code

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Freelancerx: 7:14pm On Jun 06
Happy for them
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Jayrockk: 7:14pm On Jun 06
IJOBA11:
PRINCE HARRY IS AN IDIOT angry
Him no know say u dey exist bros

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by IJOBA11: 7:14pm On Jun 06
UncleKoboko:
angry angry
NOR BE ONLY YOU DEY VEX MY BROTHER, THAT NIGGAR IS THE WORLD BEST SIMP angry

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Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Anter: 7:14pm On Jun 06
Congrats
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Majesty33(m): 7:14pm On Jun 06
Congrats Harry, so so happy for them.
Re: Prince Harry & Meghan Welcome Baby Girl - Lilibet Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by Cutehector(m): 7:15pm On Jun 06
BigSarah:
Really with all the dust meghan has been raising, she was only pregnant with a girl.
wetin she for born?

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