Meghan and Harry welcome second baby, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The second child for Prince Harry and Meghan is formally right here: a wholesome lady who arrived on Friday.

The couple welcomed their baby Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor at 11:40 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, a spokesperson mentioned Sunday. Their daughter weighed in at 7 lbs, 11 oz.

Her first title, Lilibet, is a nod to a nickname for her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Her center title honors her grandmother and Harry’s mom. The newborn is eighth in line to the British throne.

“She is greater than we may have ever imagined, and we stay grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from throughout the globe. Thanks on your continued kindness and help throughout this very particular time for our household,” the couple, often known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, wrote in a press release issued together with the announcement.

No pictures of the new child or the Sussexes accompanied the announcement. The couple has mentioned that in lieu of presents, they request these study or help nonprofit organizations working for ladies and women like Women Inc., Harvest Residence, CAMFED or Myna Mahila Basis.

Harry and Meghan Markle — previously an actor — married at Windsor Citadel in Could 2018. Their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born a yr later.

Meghan has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July 2020, giving a private account of the traumatic expertise in hope of serving to others.

Months earlier than the miscarriage, the couple introduced they had been quitting royal duties and shifting to North America, citing what they mentioned had been the insufferable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They dwell in Montecito, an upscale space close to Santa Barbara, California.

Within the wake of quitting royal duties, they gave an explosive TV interview to Oprah Winfrey in March, wherein the couple described painful feedback about how darkish Archie’s pores and skin is likely to be earlier than his beginning and Meghan talked concerning the intense isolation she felt contained in the royal household that led her to ponder suicide.

Buckingham Palace mentioned the allegations of racism made by the couple had been “regarding” and could be addressed privately.

Winfrey and Harry have not too long ago collaborated on psychological sickness on the Apple TV+ psychological well being collection “The Me You Cannot See.”

Within the interview with Oprah, Meghan additionally talked about the truth that her son was not given the title of prince. Harry mentioned the royal household lower him off financially after he introduced plans to step again from his roles — and that he was capable of afford safety for his household due to the cash his mom, Princess Diana, left behind.

Regardless of leaving royal duties, Harry’s place within the order of succession to the throne stays.

The primary seven locations stay unchanged: Prince Charles; Prince William; William’s kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis; Prince Harry, and his son, Archie.

Lilibet’s beginning strikes Prince Andrew, who was born second in line in 1960, all the way down to ninth place.

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