Meghan Markle baby latest – Prince Harry & Duchess of Sussex welcome baby girl Lilibet Diana after hospital birth

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their second child into the world.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their second child at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am on Friday morning – a daughter named Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Baby Lilibet is a nod to a nickname for the Queen when she was young, while her middle name is an ode to Princes Diana – Harry's mother.

The new arrival is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild, joining big brother Archie and Prince William's kids George, Charlotte and Louis.

The couple said in a statement: "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.

"Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz (3.5kg). Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home."

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    MEGHAN MARKLE GIVES BIRTH TO BABY GIRL AT SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL IN LA AFTER ‘HOME BIRTH PLANS’

    MEGHAN Markle has given birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Los Angeles – after sources previously said there were plans for a home birth.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their second child at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am, it was announced today.

    This comes after it was previously reported Meghan was planning a home birth at her luxury LA mansion.

    The Duchess of Sussex was initially said to be planning to deliver her daughter at home in the early summer.

    But their daughter was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital instead – as Meghan seemed to ditch the idea to have a home birth. Lilibet Diana, named in tribute to the Queen and Princess Diana, is the first royal to be born in the US.

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    WHAT KIND OF PARENTS ARE HARRY AND MEGHAN ASTROLOGICALLY?

    Harry is a Virgo (Earth, mutable sign, ruled by Mercury) and Meghan is a Leo (Fire, fixed sign, ruled by the sun).

    Astrologically, these two have little in common and possess very different characters. However, their bond has been forged by the flames of their turbulent story-so-far, and perhaps it is the differences in them that have helped them to weather the storms.

    One is strong where the other is weak, and vice versa. As parents, this also makes for an all-round, strong ~power couple~, and their children are likely to benefit from having such different characters to turn to.

    Meghan is the warm, passionate, spontaneous and fun parent, likely to be involved in their everyday lives as a friend, confidant, and protector. She will want them to be active, socially aware, kind and popular. 

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    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S BABY DAUGHTER WILL BE ‘FRIENDLY’, ‘SMART’ & ‘A HANDFUL’ ACCORDING TO HOROSCOPE EXPERT

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed baby number two, with their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor arriving on Friday 4 June.

    Now we know the exact date of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new arrival, Tarot queen Kerry King reveals what kind of energy the new baby will bring to their happy home.

    Lilibet's birthday falls within the Gemini dates (May 22 – June 21) and Geminis are the tricksters of the zodiac, the most playful, youthful and curious sign. 

    Ruled by the planet Mercury, which influences commerce, communication and speed. 

    A Gemini child is a handful, for sure (in fact, the same goes for Gemini adults). They would be into everything, asking all sort of questions all day long, and full of nervous, sparkly, friendly energy. Geminis do everything quickly, and smartly too. 

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    WHEN WAS LILIBET DIANA BORN?

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their second child at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am.

    A statement confirmed the baby girl weighed 7lbs 11oz and “both mother and child are health and well and settling in at home”.

    A statement published on their Archewell website 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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHY DID MEGHAN AND HARRY CHOSE THE NAMES LILIBET AND DIANA FOR THEIR SECOND BORN CHILD?

    Lili is named after her great-grandmother the Queen – who was affectionately nicknamed Lilibet by her family .

    And her middle name is Diana, after Prince Harry and Prince William’s later mother Diana, the Princess of Wales.

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    EXPLAINED: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LILIBET?

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their daughter Lilibet, which means “God’s promise.”

    She had announced her pregnancy on February 14, 2021, after revealing she had suffered a miscarriage a year after Archie was born.

    In the article, she described the feeling as "an almost unbearable grief."

    "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second," Meghan wrote after feeling sharp cramps in her body.

    Lilibet was born at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces. According to the Sussexes’ press secretary, Lilibet and Meghan are “healthy and at home.”

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    HOW DOES THE NAME LILIBET RELATE TO DIANA?

    According to a statement by the family, 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.”

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    CHERISTENING FOR BABY IS LIKELY TO TAKE PLACE IN SECRET

    A christening ceremony for baby Lilibet Diana is most likely to take place behind closed doors.

     

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    WHO WILL LILIBET DIANA'S GODPARENTS BE?

    At present, we do not know who Lilibet's godparents will likely be.

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    LILIBET TO HAVE DUAL BRITISH AND AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP

    Lilbet Diana will have dual British and American citizenship.

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    LILIBET DIANA IS THE FIRST OF QUEEN's GREAT GRANDCHILDREN TO BE BORN OUTSIDE OF THE UK

    Two-day old Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is the first of the Queen's great-grandchildren to be born outside the UK.

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    MEGHAN AND HARRY GIVE PERSONAL THANKS AFTER BIRTH OF BABY LILIBET DIANA: 'MORE THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED'

    The couple have also posted their thanks on their Archwell website.

    The statement read: “On June 4th, 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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    LILY'S BIRTH COMES AFTER A TURBULENT YEAR FOR THE COUPLE AND THE ROYAL FAMILY

    Prince Harry Meghan Markle announced Sunday the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana,.

    She was born in California after a year of turmoil in Britain's royal family.

    "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," said a statement from the couple.

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    MEGHAN GAVE BIRTH IN HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their second child at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am on Friday morning.

    They did, of course, await until Sunday, when they shared their happy news at around 5pm.

     

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    LILIBET NOW RANKS HIGHER THAN PRINCE ANDREW IN LINE OF SUCCESSION

    Her arrival has pushed Prince Andrew, who was born second in line in 1960, down to ninth place.

    The baby is not entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.

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    LILIBET DIANA IS 8TH IN LINE TO THE THRONE

    Harry and Meghan’s only daughter is the eighth-in-line to the throne – and the most senior royal in the current line of succession to be born overseas

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHEN WAS LILIBET DIANA BORN?

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their second child at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am.

    A statement confirmed the baby girl weighed 7lbs 11oz and "both mother and child are health and well and settling in at home".

    A statement published on their Archewell website 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."

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHY DID MEGHAN AND HARRY CHOSE THE NAMES LILIBET AND DIANA FOR THEIR SECOND BORN CHILD?

    Lili is named after her great-grandmother the Queen – who was affectionately nicknamed Lilibet by her family .

    And her middle name is Diana, after Prince Harry and Prince William's later mother Diana, the Princess of Wales.

  • Joseph Gamp

    HOW DID MEGHAN AND HARRY ANNOUNCE PREGNANCY?

    The announcement came almost a year after Meghan revealed the "unbearable grief" she and Harry had suffered when she had a miscarriage last July. 

    The Duchess of Sussex said she had decided to speak out about her loss because miscarriage was still a taboo subject which led to a "cycle of solitary mourning".

    And the couple, who currently live with two-year-old son Archie in Santa Barbara, California, later announced on Valentines Day that they were expecting their second child.

    They shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with a shoeless Harry resting his hand on Meghan's head as she cradled her bump.

    Delivering the news, the proud parents said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.”

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    MEGHAN AND HARRY GIVE BIRTH TO BABY GIRL

    MEGHAN Markle has given birth to a baby girl called Lilibet “Lili” Diana, it was confirmed today. 

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their second child at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am.

    A statement confirmed the baby girl weighed 7lbs 11oz and "both mother and child are health and well and settling in at home".

    Her name Lilibet is a touching nod to the Queen, whose nickname it is.

    The couple also honoured Harry's "beloved" late mother Princess Diana with the baby's middle name. The new arrival is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild, joining big brother Archie and Prince William's kids George, Charlotte and Louis.

    Read more here.

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    DUKE AND DUCHESS STATEMENT ON BIRTH OF LILIBET DIANA

    The couple said in a statement: "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.

    "Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.

    "She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz (3.5kg). Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.

    "Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.

    "This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family."

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    HARRY’S APPEARANCE IN DOCUMENTARY LEFT THE QUEEN ‘DEEPLY UPSET’

    Prince Harry accused his family of showing “total neglect” to his mental health woes and claimed that Prince Charles made him “suffer”.

    Harry’s appearance in the explosive documentary left the Queen “deeply upset” – although Charles has no intention of “cutting off his son”, despite his hurt, it’s been claimed.

    He accused The Firm of smearing Meghan Markle, who wept into her pillow every night, and said his wife didn’t give into her suicidal thoughts because of how “unfair” it would have been to him.

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    BREAKING: MEGHAN MARKLE GIVES BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their second child into the world.

    The couple welcomed their second child on Friday morning – a baby daughter named Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor – before announcing the happy news today.

    Baby Lilibet is a nod to a nickname for the Queen when she was young, while her middle name is an ode to Princes Diana – Harry's mother.

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    WHAT WILL MEGHAN AND HARRY NAME THEIR CHILD?

    Royal insiders say the Sussexes may even name the tot Pip in a nod to the Duke of Edinburgh – Harry’s grandad – who died in April aged 99.

    They are also considering Lily after the Queen’s family nickname Lilibet.

    A source said: “The baby is due on Philip’s birthday and it would be so special if she came then.

    "That, and naming her Pip, would be a lovely way to pay tribute to Philip. Harry has been discussing the due date and possible names with his close pals and they’re talking about it quite openly now it’s getting close.”

    It has also been reported that Prince Harry, 36, and wife Meghan, 39, could name their second child Diana, after his mum who died in 1997.

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    PIERS MORGAN BLAMES MEGHAN MARKLE FOR HIM LEAVING GOOD MORNING BRITAIN

    PIERS Morgan today blamed “liar” Meghan Markle for his dramatic exit from Good Morning Britain in a scathing attack over her “downright lies”.

    The firebrand TV presenter left the ITV show in March when he refused to apologise for doubting Meghan’s claims in her Oprah Winfrey interview.

    Read more here.

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