Former Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently had their second child. The two welcomed a daughter, Lilibet, on June 4, 2021. It looks like Markle and Harry are absolutely thriving in their new, post-Royal Family life!
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Second Child
Now entirely on their own, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who left the family in 2019, recently welcomed their second child. Markle delivered their newborn girl, Lilibet, on June 4 in California, where the couple now resides. “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 couple confirmed in a statement, via their press secretary. “Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.” In a separate post, on the couple’s Archewell website, the two thanked everyone for the “warm wishes and prayers.”
Lilibet Diana, who weighed 7 lbs., 11 ounces at birth, earned her name from two of the most iconic women of all time. Her first name came from Queen Elizabeth, Harry’s grandmother – her family nickname is Lilibet. Meanwhile, as you may have guessed, her middle name honors the late Princess Diana. Fans might feel excited about Lili’s birth, apparently, no one feels more excited than Markle and Prince Harry’s 2-year-old son Archie. “They prepared Archie by talking a lot about the baby. He is too little to understand though,” a spokesperson said.
Even though Mark and Prince Harry have left the Royal Family, many have questions about Lili’s place in the Royal line…
Is Lilibet A Princess?
For those who wonder where Lilibet falls in the Royal line, you should know that the couple’s daughter will not receive a proper title. While some have claimed this has to do with race or a dislike of Markle by the Royal Family, that’s simply not the case. Believe it or not, it all comes from a ruling from King George V from way back in 1917. “The grandchildren of the sons of any such Sovereign in the direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have and enjoy in all occasions the style and title enjoyed by the children of Dukes of these Our Realms,” the ruling states. That means Archie and Lili can earn titles once their grandfather, Prince Charles, accedes to the throne as king.
Still, despite all the latest Royal quarrels, Royal Family members quickly sent the couple their best wishes to the new parents. Prince William and Catherine said they are “all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan, and Archie.” Meanwhile, Prince Charles also said he’s “wishing them all well at this special time,” per his official statement.
Congrats, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! And welcome to the world, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor!