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What Did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Name Their Daughter?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Name New Daughter After Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10:  (L-R)  Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's family just got a little bit bigger! On June 4, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child and first daughter in Santa Barbara, CA. There was plenty of excitement and anticipation around the baby's name since Meghan and Harry announced they were expecting a girl, and the couple chose a deeply personal family name for their daughter: Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Lili is named for both her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and for her late grandmother, Princess Diana. The queen is known among her family and dear friends as "Lilibet" — a nickname she gave to herself as a child when she struggled to pronounce her name. She used to sign letters with the moniker in her early days as a royal.

This sweet nod affirms the connection Harry feels with both of these powerful matriarchs. In fact, he made sure his mother's memory played a role in Lili's life from the moment he and Meghan announced her pregnancy. Lili joins older brother Archie, who was born in 2019. Congrats to the new family of four on this exciting news!

Image Source: Getty / Karwai Tang
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