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Welcome Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor


Harry and Meghan have announced the birth of their daughter in a press release shared on the Archewell site. Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on 4th June 2021 in Santa Barbara California. She weighed 7lb 11oz at her birth and both mother and baby are doing well.

She is named after her great-grandmother, Elizabeth who was known as Lilibet to immediate family. The nickname was one the Queen came up with herself as a child and her late husband and sister often referred to her by it. She is also named for her late grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales. She uses the surname of the British Royal Family, Mountbatten-Windsor. Harry and Meghan shared the following statement at the announcement:

“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.”

Lilibet is currently eighth in the line of succession and is the Queens eleventh great-grandchild, the third born this year. She will not currently use any titles, like her older brother Archie, and the rest of the Queen's great-grandchildren (apart from the Cambridge children). She will be entitled to the style of Princess when Charles ascends to the throne but it is unclear if Harry and Meghan will opt for their children to use the titles.

During the announcement, Harry and Meghan revealed they would be on parental leave indefinitely. The average paternal leave in the U.S. is 10 weeks but Meghan previously took a four month leave after Archie's birth while Harry returned to work only three days after their son was born.

There have not yet been any official portraits of Lilibet released and due to Harry & Meghans concerns over their children's safety. It has not been announced if photos will be released in an official capacity at any time in the near future but at present it remains unlikely.

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