The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Their wonderful news was posted on their Archewell Foundation page this morning and shares that Lilibet or “Lili” was born on Friday, June 4 at 11.40am in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.
She weighed 7lbs 11 oz and “both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.”
And what a special name she has! “Lilibet” is the family nickname of her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen. And her middle name?
Well, we know exactly why it’s Diana – “to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”
Are you crying yet?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex who already have two-year-old son Archie, also released a statement which reads:
“On June 4th, 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 Archewell Foundation is encouraging anyone who is inquiring about sending gifts to learn more about four non-profit organisations working to support women and girls. So of course, we found out more about them for you:
Harvest Home: an L.A. based organisation which provides housing, wellbeing support and more for homeless pregnant women and their children. Harry and Meghan recently donated to the charity to mark Mother’s Day.
Girls Inc.: a program founded in 1864 which offers mentorship to school girls and works to increase their educational opportunities and rights.
CAMFED: a pan-African movement (which stands for “Campaign For Girls Education”) which is working to dismantle the barriers to girls’ schooling and ensuring more young women can complete their education and follow through with leadership roles in their communities. It is also an organisation the Sussexes have been involved with for a number of years.
Myna Mahila Foundation: a non-profit based in India building women’s networks, supporting their employment, improving menstrual hygiene practices and currently also supporting the country’s COVID-19 crisis. The foundation is located next to a community relief kitchen Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are building in Mumbai with celebrity chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen and which Meghan has been involved with since 2017.
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