Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their second child.
The duke and duchess of Sussex’s daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on Friday, a spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan revealed on Sunday.
Their daughter was born at 11.40am (4.40am on Saturday AEST) at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital California, weighing in at 7lbs, 11oz (3.5kg).
She is a little sister to the couple’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, who turned two on May 6.
Her first name, Lilibet, is a nod to Her Majesty The Queen’s nickname. Her middle name is in honour of her grandmother and Harry’s mother.
“On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili,” the Sussexes said, in a statement.
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.”
The couple said both the baby and her mother were healthy and well, settling in at home.
No photos of the newborn or the Sussexes accompanied the announcement.
The royal family released a statement saying it was “delighted” with the news of the baby’s arrival.
“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 of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the statement from Buckingham Palace read.