Lilibet, the daughter of Harry and Meghan the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is celebrating her second birthday on June 4.
On Friday the 4th of June at 11:40 am weighing 7 lbs 11oz, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was welcomed into the world by her mother Meghan Markle, with her father Harry by her side in Santa Barbara, California.
Lilibet is seventh in line to the throne, below her brother Archie who is sixth in line.
Prince Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their second child on Valentine's Day 2021 and later revealed the baby’s sex during a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey after stepping back as working members of the British royal family. "To have a boy then a girl — what more can you ask for?", said Prince Harry at the time.
Following the birth of the Princess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan released a statement saying: "On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we've felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."
The couple detailed the special meaning behind their daughter’s name. “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."
The name Lilibet was affectionately used by the late Queen Elizabeth's father King George VI, who once said of his two daughters, "Lilibet is my pride. Margaret is my joy." It was a pet name used by other family members, most notably her late husband, Prince Philip.
Princess Lili was christened earlier on this year in a small and intimate ceremony at the family’s Montecito home on March 3, 2023, by the bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Rev. John Taylor.
Happy birthday Princess Lilibeth!