Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s touching nods to royal family in baby girl’s name

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced the arrival of their baby girl, Lilibet. The little girl, who is eighth in line to the throne, will be known as Lili for short.

Her full name is Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's touching nods to royal family in baby girl's name

She was welcomed to the world on Friday, June 4 at 11.40am, weighing 7 lbs 11 oz and is now settling into her new home in the US.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the happy news on their Archewell website in a statement that said both Meghan and the new arrival were “healthy and well”.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's touching nods to royal family in baby girl's name

They also revealed why they had chosen her first and middle name. Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.

Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's touching nods to royal family in baby girl's name

In a message on the couple’s 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.

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