Queen ‘delighted’ after Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl

Queen 'delighted' after Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl
Lilibet - the Queen's family nickname - was coined when then-Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler. Source: PA media
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Daily US Times: The Queen is “delighted” after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, Buckingham Palace has said.

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge also congratulated Harry and Meghan on social media.

On Friday, the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild was born at a hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

Lilibet was the Queen’s nickname when she was a child.

“The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall tweeted: “Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana. Wishing them all well at this special time.”

Prince Harry’s brother Prince William and the Duchess and Cambridge said: “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent his “many congratulations” to the couple and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer welcomed the “wonderful news”.

The couple’s daughter was born at 11:40am local time, weighing 7 lbs 11oz.

The daughter of Harry and Meghan is eighth in line to the throne – meaning Prince Andrew, who was born as second in line in 1960, moves down to ninth place.

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