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Meghan and Harry welcome 2nd child, named in honor of the Queen and Diana

SANTA BARBARA, California — The second baby for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is officially here: Meghan has given birth to a healthy girl.

A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan said Sunday that the couple welcomed their child Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

"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 statement from the spokesperson added.

Their daughter weighed in at 7 lbs, 11 oz. and is the eighth in line to the British throne. She joins big brother Archie, who turned 2 in May.

Meghan gave birth to her second child in California on Friday, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, making the newborn the first senior royal baby born in the United States, and the first great-grandchild of the queen to be born outside of the United Kingdom.

Harry and Meghan moved to California last year after stepping down from their roles as senior working members of Britain's royal family.

The birth comes after the Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. The couple described painful discussions about the color of their first child’s skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led her to contemplate suicide.

The Sussexes' newborn daughter is the 11th great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and the fifth grandchild for Prince Charles. In addition to Archie, Charles is also grandfather to Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 3, the children of Prince William and Duchess Kate.

The baby is the first baby born to the royal family since the death of Prince Philip in April at the age of 99.

Prince Harry and Meghan had announced publicly on Valentine's Day that they were expecting their second child.

The Sussexes later indicated that their second child would be a girl in that tell-all interview with Winfrey.

"It's a girl," Harry told Winfrey, after Meghan waited for him to join the interview so they could share the news together.

"Amazing. Just grateful," Harry said at the time, describing his own reaction. "To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing, but to have a boy and then a girl, I mean, what more can you ask for?"

"Now we've got our family," he said. "We've got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs."

The couple told Winfrey they are not planning to have more children, saying to Winfrey, "Two is it."

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