Prince Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl

Ross Houston
June 7, 2021

Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, it's unlikely that Harry and Meghan and their young children will fly to the United Kingdom or that the British royals will travel to California.

Meghan Markle, pictured in 2019, has given birth to daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana.

"On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili", Harry and Meghan said in a statement on the website of their Archewell organization.

Most recently we saw the name signed on a goodbye card the Queen wrote to her husband, which was placed atop his coffin for his funeral on April 17.

"Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family". Their daughter weighed in at 7 lbs, 11 oz. Both Markle and Lilibet are healthy and well.

Like many in her family, Prince Philip used the nickname Lilibet for the Queen.

Members of the royal family extended their congratulations to Harry and Meghan. According to a report in US Weekly, a source told the news portal that Prince William and Duchess Kate were "informed about the birth and have sent Lilibet a gift". He is known as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan said Sunday the couple welcomed their child Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor at 11:40 a.m.

Angela theorised that Harry and Meghan - who now live in California after stepping back as senior royals in January 2020 - might be "ditched" from the family altogether.

Despite being seventh-in-line to the British throne, the Sussex's firstborn, two-year-old Archie, does not have a title.

The new baby will be entitled to be a princess and Archie a prince - both with HRH styles - after the death of the Queen and when Charles becomes king.

The little girl was born just days before what would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday.

Prince Charles is rumoured to have plans to "streamline" the monarchy when he takes the throne, says Angela Levin, royal biographer and author of Harry: Conversations with the Prince.

It's widely believed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby girl will not be given a royal title such a "princess" as was the case with her older brother, Archie.

They have been receiving backlash for their explosive interview with US TV host Oprah Winfrey in March this year.

"Grateful, having any child, any one or a two would have been awesome, but to have a boy and then a girl. now we've got our family and we've got four of us", proud dad Harry stated. "To have any child, any one or any two, would have been fantastic, but to have a boy and then a girl, I mean, what more can you ask for?"

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