Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday morning. The girl was born in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Her callsign is Lili.

Lili was born in Santa Barbara on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. and she is doing well, according to the statement that has just been released. They are now settling down at home with Meghan.

The name Lilibet is the nickname of Queen Eliszabeth in the British royal family. The Queen is the girl’s great-grandmother.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the pregnancy to the world on Valentine’s Day 2021 through a maternity portrait taken by Misan Harriman, a photographer friend of the couple. In the photo, Meghan is lying on the grass with her hand over her bulging stomach, her head in Harry’s lap. The casually dressed prince – Harry is sitting barefoot in the grass – looks at her with a smile. 

Harriman was in London at the time of the shoot and took the photo via the iPad. That he was allowed to capture the photo when the new pregnancy was announced was a dream come true for the photographer.

“To be asked to share this wonderful happiness after such an unimaginably great loss is a sign of true friendship,” he previously told British  Vogue . “Meghan reminded me that she would never have met Harry if I hadn’t introduced her to a mutual friend. I’m grateful for the small part I played.”

According to sources around the royal family, the couple informed the family about the pregnancy themselves. However, Meghan’s half-sister had to hear it through the media, she previously told RTL Boulevard.

It’s no secret that Meghan doesn’t have a close relationship with her half-sister. She also maintains a bad relationship with her father Thomas. Especially for him, Samantha finds it ‘sad’ that Meghan’s new pregnancy has become known through the media.

A source close to the couple previously told  Page Six  that Meghan would prefer to give birth at home in Montecito, California. Meghan also had plans during her first pregnancy to give birth at home in their home in England, but that fell through. Baby Archie was born on May 6, 2019 at Portland Hospital in London.

“Meghan’s plan was to give birth to Archie at home, but you know what they say about these plans,” the source said. “In the end, her doctors advised her to go to the hospital. All she cared about then was a safe delivery. She now has a beautiful home in California, a very beautiful place to give birth to her girl.”

Harry and his lover plan to keep it with two children, in order to limit the impact on the climate. Having a child significantly increases your ecological footprint, Harry said in Vogue two years ago  . However, the ruling caused a lot of fuss, because people thought it was hypocritical: leave some of your private planes too. Others were in favor of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex putting this issue on the agenda in this time of climate change.