First Photo of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Baby Lilibet Released
14:15 GMT 23.12.2021 (Updated: 14:36 GMT 23.12.2021)
© AP Photo / Dominic LipinskiIn this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, Britain's Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Creative Industries and Business Reception at the British High Commissioner's residence in Johannesburg, where they will meet with representatives of the British and South African business communities, including local youth entrepreneurs
© AP Photo / Dominic Lipinski
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child, baby girl Lilibet Diana, in June 2021. The baby was named after her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who is affectionately nicknamed Lilibet by close family. The second name was chosen to honour the girl's grandmother Princess Diana.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released the first photo of their baby daughter, Lilibet, as they unveiled their family Christmas card.
In the photo, taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, Meghan can be seen holding Lilibet, as a smiling Prince Harry sits next to her with their first-born, Archie, on his lap.
“This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa,’ and Lili made us a family", the card is captioned.
The Sussexes also announced that their Archewell Foundation has made donations to a number of organisations that “honor and protect families - from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave”.
Meghan and Harry welcomed Lilibet "Lili'' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on 4 June, saying "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".
The new-born was named after Queen Elizabeth II, her great-grandmother, who is affectionately nicknamed Lilibet by close family. The British monarch received the name because of how she pronounced her own name as a child. Her husband Prince Philip, who passed away in April, was also known to endearingly refer to his wife as Lilibet. The second name, Diana, was chosen to honour Harry's late mother, Princess Diana.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on 6 May 2019 in London. He is the seventh in the line of succession, while Lili shifted has become the eighth.