Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are new parents again!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their second child, a daughter.
“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,” read a statement from the couple released on Sunday.
“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. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home,” the statement continued.
“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.”
“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.”
On their Archewell website, Meghan and Harry added a special note of thanks to their supporters.
“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.”
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan first revealed that they were expecting their second child in February, confirming that Archie was going to be a big brother.
In March, the couple sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a wide-ranging interview where they discussed the events that led to their separation from the royal family. During that conversation, Meghan and Harry revealed their daughter’s gender.
“Amazing,” Harry said when asked about the news. “Just grateful, to have any child, any one or two. But to have a boy and a girl, what more can you ask for? We’ve got the four of us and our two dogs.”
The couple also added that they plan to stop at two children. “Two is it,” they laughed.