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.
Announcement on Valentine’s Day
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, with 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 said. 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.
Meghan and Harry announced during their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey that they were expecting a girl. The former actress made it clear at the beginning of the conversation that the two would reveal the gender of their second child, but she only wanted to do that halfway through the interview, with her husband joining. “We are grateful and both options would have been great. But first a boy and now a girl, what more could you wish for?” said Harry.
Deliver a baby at home
A source close to the couple previously told Page Six that Meghan preferred 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. “Eventually, 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 suggested two years ago Vogue. However, the ruling caused a lot of fuss, because people thought it was hypocritical: leave some of your private planes too. Others have welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex putting this issue on the agenda in this time of climate change.
Eighth in line succession to the throne
The newborn child of the British prince and his wife is the eighth in line to the throne. Prince Charles is still the first to be considered to succeed Queen Elizabeth. His eldest son Prince William is second in line to the throne. Archie, Harry and Meghan’s first child, has a place for him or her.
Incidentally, it remains to be seen whether Archie and his little brother or sister will receive a royal upbringing. The couple have decided to step back as senior members of the British royal family. In addition, Harry renounced his title His Royal Highness. He has retained the title of Duke of Sussex.
The news about the pregnancy came after Meghan made public a few months ago that she had a miscarriage last year.