Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome their baby daughter

Publish Date
Monday, 7 June 2021, 9:57AM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their baby girl!

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said the couple welcomed their child Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor at 11.40am on Friday (Saturday NZT). Their daughter weighed in 3486g.

Her first name, Lilibet, is a nod to the Queen's nickname.

Her middle name is in honour of her grandmother and Harry's mother.

The baby is the eighth in line to the British throne.

The Sussexes announced the exciting news their family was expanding on Valentine's Day.

"We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother," a spokesperson for the couple said at the time. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

The news was announced with a stunning black-and-white photo taken by their friend and photographer, Misan Harriman.

Harriman snapped the image of a smiling and barefoot Meghan remotely on an iPad.

Meghan could be seen cradling her baby bump in a flowing dress, by Carolina Herrera, one she previously wore when pregnant with Archie.

The extra special news comes after the royal couple revealed they suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage in July last year.

"Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by a few," Meghan wrote in a moving New York Times essay about her experience on November 25.

Meghan and Harry officially stepped down from their roles as senior royals last year.