Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Welcome Baby Girl
Lilibet is the couple's second child; they are also parents to two-year-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born in 2019.
In a statement posted on their Archewell Foundation page, the couple announced: “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.”
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana 🎊— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 6, 2021
Wishing them all well at this special time. pic.twitter.com/ucJZIm2kqH
Baby Lilibet, who was named after her great-grandmother (whose family nickname is Lilibet), and her grandmother, the late Princess Diana, is also Queen Elizabeth II's 11th great-grandchild.
In fact, Lilibet is not the first of the Queen's great-grandchildren to be born this year. So far, she is the third alongside Lucas Philip Tindall and August Philip Hawke Brooksbank who were both born earlier this year.
Read on to get to know the rest of the Queen's great-grandchildren.
1/12 Savannah Phillips
Savannah Phillips is the oldest great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and was born on December 29, 2010, to Peter and Autumn Phillips—who announced their separation in 2020.
Like her father Peter, who is Princess Anne's son, she does not have a royal title. Her father was not given a royal title and this was decided at birth for the sake of his future.
Savannah will turn 11 at the end of this year.
2/12 Isla Phillips
Isla Elizabeth Phillips was born on March 29, 2012, and is the youngest daughter of both Peter and Autumn Phillips.
She is currently 17th in line to the throne and will turn nine this year.
3/12 Prince George
Prince George was born on July 22, 2013, and is the first child of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He is also the eldest of his two other siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The young prince, who will turn eight this year, is probably one of the most important of the Queen's great-grandchildren as he will one day be the king.
4/12 Mia Tindall
Mia Grace Tindall was born on January 17, 2014, and is the firstborn child of Zara and Mike Tindall. Zara is the daughter of Princess Anne and is the Queen's eldest granddaughter.
Mia is quite close to her cousins and has been photographed multiple times with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Savannah and Isla Phillips.
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5/12 Princess Charlotte
Six-year-old Princess Charlotte is Prince William and Kate Middleton's only daughter and was born on May 2, 2015.
Prince William once shared that Charlotte likes to tell everyone that she is actually 16 and can do as she pleases. The Princess certainly has captured the hearts of the world with her personality.
6/12 Prince Louis
Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born to Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 23, 2018, and is the youngest of the couple's three children. The world has certainly enjoyed watching him grow from a chubby baby to the bubbly three-year-old he is today.
Louis is also fifth in line to the throne.
7/12 Lena Tindall
Lena Tindall, the second daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, is certainly a precious child to her parents considering how they had suffered two devastating miscarriages before her birth.
Lena's name was originally supposed to be Elena but at the last minute, Zara decided to change her name so that her initials would not read 'ET'.
8/12 Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first child, was born on May 6, 2019, and has already been the centre of attention since his birth.
Earlier this year, his parents sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a controversial interview and revealed that an unnamed member of the royal family had asked about their baby's skin colour while Markle was pregnant with Archie.
9/12 August Brooksbank
August Philip Hawke Brooksbank was born earlier this year on February 9 and has already made quite the impression. His mum, Princess Eugenie, has enjoyed sharing pictures of the young royal on Instagram much to the public's delight.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank as well as August now live in Frogmore Cottage, which was loaned to them by Prince Harry and Markle.
See also: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Welcome First Child
10/12 Lucas Tindall
Lucas Philip Tindall was born this year on March 21 and his birth was extremely unique as it took place at home.
Mike Tindall said: "Arrived very quickly. Didn’t make it to hospital. On the bathroom floor. So yeah, it was running to the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get the mat on the floor, towels down, brace, brace, brace."
11/12 Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born last week on June 4 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.
She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz at birth and was named after her great-grandmother and her grandmother, the late Princess Diana.
12/12 Baby Mapelli Mozzi
The Queen will be expecting her 12th grandchild this year after it was announced in May that Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are expecting their first baby in autumn this year.
Princess Beatrice is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York and married Mozzi last year in an intimate ceremony that took place at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
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