Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to her second child, and a girl named her and her husband Prince Harry, the grandson of the Queen of Britain, Libeth, a name inspired by the names of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, Harry’s late mother..
Lilibeth “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at Santa Barbara Hospital, California, and Harry attended the birth..
Her birth came after a difficult year for the couple, who gave up their royal duties and moved to the United States to live more independently..
Harry and Meghan said in a statement, “On the 4th of June, may God bless us with the arrival of our daughter Lily. She is more beautiful than we could have imagined and we are grateful for the love and prayers we have received from all over the world“.
“We thank you for your continued generosity and support during this very special period in our family’s life,” the statement added“.
The couple’s press secretary said that the mother and daughter are in good health and have returned home.
In her childhood, Queen Elizabeth was nicknamed Lilibet.
Harry and Meghan’s decision to name their daughter after the 95-year-old queen came less than two months after the death of her husband Prince Philip..
Diana, the ex-wife of Prince Charles and mother of Harry and his older brother William, died in a car crash in Paris in 1997..
Megan, 39, announced her pregnancy with a girl during a stormy television interview with the famous presenter Oprah Winfrey in March, in which she accused the royal family of racism and said she had been suffering from suicidal tendencies in the early days of her marriage..
The interview threw the royal family into a crisis, deepening a dispute between Harry and William and his father, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne..
Harry, 36, recently spoke of how his sense of shock and loss was exacerbated when the 12-year-old had to walk behind the coffin of his mother, Diana, at her funeral procession in full view of the international media..
Harry and Meghan’s first son, Archie, was born in 2019.