Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, arrived into the world on June 4, 2021. In June 2022, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a photo of Lilibet, taken by photographer Misan Harriman, giving the world a first look at their daughter as she celebrated her 1st birthday during her first trip to the UK.
Lilibet also met some members of the royal family during the trip, including the late Queen Elizabeth II. In an interview with People promoting his memoir “Spare,” which was released on Jan. 10, Harry revealed that he wishes Archie and Lilibet had a closer relationship with his extended family. “I’ve said before that I’ve wanted a family, not an institution,” he told the outlet. “So of course, I would love nothing more than for our children to have relationships with members of my family, and they do with some, which brings me great joy.”
Harry and Markle announced the birth of their daughter on June 6, 2021, with a statement that read: “The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.” According to a representative for the couple, she was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA, and weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Her sweet name pays tribute to both Queen Elizabeth II, whose family nickname was Lilibet, as well as Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. Lilibet joins the couple’s 3-year-old son, Archie, and is seventh in line to the throne.
The couple shared some further details into life as a family of four in their Netflix docuseries, “Harry & Meghan,” which premiered on Dec. 8. “There was something that felt so complete once we had Lilibet,” Markle said in the documentary. “Everyone just really respected that we had been through so much and that we, like any other parent, deserve to just welcome their child into the world peacefully and have that time as a family to nurture and cocoon.”