/ 07 June 2021

And it’s a girl…

Oprah already told us that… But the excitement factor is high for the Sussexes with the safe arrival of their daughter. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday morning in Santa Barbara, California. Lili (as she will be called) is not the only royal child to draw on the names of her grandmother and great-grandmother – William and Kate’s daughter Princess Charlotte has Elizabeth and Diana as her middle names. And to further explain, Lilibet refers to Queen Elizabeth’s nickname used by her family stemming from the cute mispronunciation of her own name when she was little. Meghan and Harry thanked well-wishers and said “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.” Buckingham Palace said “The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news.” Archie’s sister is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild and is 8th in line to the throne.

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