Prince William and Kate Middleton led the royal congratulations on baby news from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Sunday.
After the couple announced the birth of their second child, daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a personal message.
“We’re all delighted with the good news of the arrival of Baby Lili,” wrote Prince William and Duchess Kate on their official Instagram account along with a maternity shoot of the couple holding their son Archie (2). Meghan and Archie. “
Meghan welcomed her second child to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital at 11:40 a.m. on Friday. The new royal addition is named after Queen Elizabeth II, whose family nickname is “Lilibet”. The middle name, Diana, was “chosen in honor of her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales,” the couple said in a statement.
Big baby news: Meghan and Harry welcome their second child, named after Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana
Duchess Meghan publishes the children’s book “The Bench” inspired by Prince Harry and Archie
Prince William and Duchess Kate also chose Elizabeth and Diana as the middle name for their daughter, 6-year-old Princess Charlotte.
During the March bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry admitted that his relationships with his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William were strained by his and Meghan’s unfortunate 22 months as senior working royals.
Prince Charles shared separate congratulatory messages on social media on Sunday from himself and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
“Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana. I wish you all all the best on this special time,” said the post next to a smiling picture of the family.
Archie turns 2: Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan post new picture, Royals pay tribute
New type of royals: On the third anniversary, Harry and Meghan embrace revolutionized royal roles
Queen Elizabeth’s Instagram account, highlighting the work of British royalty, shared a wedding photo of Harry and Meghan and sent best wishes to the couple.
“Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana!” the post read with an exclamation mark. “The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to hear the news.”
The article states that Lilibet is “Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild” at the age of 95.
Soon Queen Elizabeth will be welcoming a twelfth grandchild. Princess Beatrice, the Queen’s granddaughter, is expecting her first child with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi this autumn.
12. Queen Elizabeth’s grandchild:Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are expecting their first child together
Princess Eugenie, who welcomed their first child – son August Philip Hawke – in February paid their respects in an Instagram Stories moment.
“Congratulations, dear cousins … we couldn’t be happier for you all,” wrote Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, under a black and white photo of Meghan and Harry.
More:New accusations of racism hit Buckingham Palace – and not from Prince Harry or Duchess Meghan
More:Prince Harry and Oprah meet again for City Hall with Glenn Close, Robin Williams’ son Zak, about mental health