Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new born daughter, was named after Queen Elizabeth and his late mother Princess Diana as Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor; the newborn joins a growing roster of great-grandchildren for Queen Elizabeth II.
With the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter, Queen Elizabeth II is now the proud great-grandma to 11 great-grandchildren.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday, June 4, in a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. The child, who joins 2-year-old big brother Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, is the first of the 95-year-old monarch’s great-grandchildren to be born outside of the United Kingdom, following her parents’ royal exit. Despite being born on American soil, Lili is eighth in the line of succession to the British throne.
The daughter of Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, joins her cousins, the children of Prince William, 38, and wife Kate Middleton, 39—Prince George, who is 7 and the future heir after his father, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.