Queen Elizabeth is said to be ‘delighted’ with the news of the birth of her eleventh great-grandchild, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

Photo: Royal Family

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana was born at 11:40 a.m at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, on Friday, 4 June 2021, weighing in at 7 pounds 11 ounces (3.487 kilograms). 

The names were chosen to honour Queen Elizabeth and the baby’s paternal grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Queen called herself ‘Lilibet’ when she was a toddler who could not pronounce her name properly.

A statement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said, ‘Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.’

Lilibet is currently eighth in the line of succession.

Harry and Meghan have a two year old son, Archie Harrison.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted their congratulatory messages on social media.

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