The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their second child after their son Archie Harrison to their California clan, a daughter sweetly named after the Queen and Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana.
A statement from the couple’s press secretary said the royal baby was born at 11.40am on Friday “in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California”.
The new arrival weighed 7lbs 11oz (3.5kg) and she and Meghan are said to be “healthy and well, and settling in at home”.
The couple released a statement on their Archewell Foundation website which reads: “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.
It is not expected that much will be known about the royal youngster after Prince Harry recently slammed his upbringing within the Royal Family.
The newborn’s older brother, Archie Harrison, is largely kept out of the celebrity spotlight, with few pictures of the two-year-old made available by the couple since they departed their royal duties in March 2020.
Prince Harry recently made a number of comments regarding his time as a frontline royal and being brought up within the institution.
He said: “I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting.
If I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.”
It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you’.
He added: “It’s hard to do but for me it comes down to awareness.
I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go ‘OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened.
I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?’
“And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first.”
But despite her father’s residual issues with his upbringing, the new royal baby will still be in line for some official titles in the future.