Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, announce the birth of Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The British Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, gave birth to her second child, a girl, whom she and her husband Prince Harry christened after Queen Elizabeth and her late mother, Princess Diana.
Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born Friday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, in the presence of Harry.
“On June 4 we were blessed by the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined and we are still grateful for the love and prayers we have heard from around the world, ”Harry and Meghan said. in a statement issued on your website.
“It weighed 7 pounds and 11 oz. Both the mother and the son are healthy and well, and are settling in at home, ”the statement said.
The baby is named after his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, the family nickname is Lilibet, according to the document.
Shortly after the announcement, Buckingham Palace said the Queen, Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and his brother and wife, Prince William and Kate, were delighted with the news.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined them in sending his congratulations.
The birth comes after Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
The couple described painful discussions about their first child’s skin color, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led Meghan to contemplate suicide.
Buckingham Palace said the couple’s allegations of racism were “worrying”. The royal family said the issue would be addressed privately.
Harry and American actor Meghan Markle were married at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their son Archie was born a year later.
Allegations of racism
In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced that they were leaving the royal functions and moving to North America, citing what they said were the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They live in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, California.
Last year, Meghan revealed that she had a miscarriage in July 2020, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hopes of helping others.
Months before the miscarriage, Harry said the royal family cut him off financially in early 2020 after announcing his plans to retire from his roles.
But he was able to pay for his family’s security because of the money left by his mother, Princess Diana.
In the interview with Winfrey, Meghan said she was concerned that her son did not have a royal title because it meant he would not be provided security. She said digesting everything during pregnancy was “very hard.”
More than the title of “prince,” she was most concerned with the safety and protection of her son.
Meghan also revealed that she had a hard time understanding why there were concerns in the royal family about her son’s skin color. He said it was hard for him to “compartmentalize” those conversations.