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Meghan and Harry Welcome Second Child

Meghan and Harry Welcome Second Child

Sunday, 6 June, 2021 - 16:30
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, introduce Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. (Dominic Lipinski / AFP)

Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex has given birth to her second child, a baby girl, who she and husband Prince Harry have named after Queen Elizabeth and his late mother Princess Diana.


Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, with Harry in attendance.


"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," Harry and Meghan said in a statement.


"Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."


Their press secretary said both mother and baby were doing well and were back at home.


The baby is the eighth in line to the British throne.


Their first child, Archie, was born in 2019.


In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said were the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They live in Montecito, a posh area near Santa Barbara, California.


Last year, Meghan revealed that she had a miscarriage in July 2020, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.


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