Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Welcome Baby Lilibet Diana

LONDON— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle experienced a daughter, their second youngster, and named her


Prince Harry


Meghan Markle

experienced a daughter, their second youngster, and named her

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Lilibet, or Lili, was born on Friday at 11:40 a.m. nearby time at Santa Barbara Cottage Healthcare facility in Santa Barbara, Calif., according to a assertion on the website of the couple’s Archewell group.

The baby, a younger sister for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 2-yr-previous son,


weighed seven pounds and 11 ounces. She will be eighth in line for the throne right after her grandfather,

Prince Charles,

Harry’s brother William and his three kids, and Harry himself and her elder brother.

Equally mother and youngster are healthy and effectively, and settling in at home, the few explained.

The birth arrives at a time of strained relations concerning the Sussexes and the U.K. royal relatives. The few quit as functioning royals last yr and relocated to the U.S. to escape push intrusion and allegations of racism in the royal ranks, which senior relatives customers deny.

It also follows the loss of life in April of

Prince Philip,

Queen Elizabeth’s

spouse of additional than 70 yrs.

Lilibet was a childhood nickname of the Queen, and the baby’s center identify honors Diana, Princess of Wales, Harry’s mother, the few explained.

The birth suggests

Prince Andrew,

the Queen’s second son, moves down one particular put to ninth in the line of succession. He has stepped back again from royal duties mainly because of a scandal around his past friendship with now-deceased sexual intercourse offender

Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew explained in a 2018 tv job interview that he regretted his affiliation with Mr. Epstein and last noticed him in 2010, when he explained he met him to terminate their connection.

Royal Reckoning

Much more WSJ protection of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, picked by the editors.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey about their rift with Buckingham Palace. Markle explained she experienced experienced suicidal feelings, and the few defined why they signed Netflix and Spotify deals right after leaving royal-relatives duties. Photograph: Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese through Getty Photographs

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