Harry and Meghan have taken great care to provide their children, daughter Lilibet and son Archie, with a peaceful upbringing.
While Lilibet was born in Santa Barbara, close to the Sussexes’ home in Montecito, Archie spent his early years of life in the UK.
Fans of the royal family didn’t get to see much of Archie and Lilibet prior to the Netflix documentary series’ release in December. But after the programme aired, Harry and Meghan made the decision to welcome visitors.
Archie’s birth was a major event for the pair, especially for Harry, who admitted that he consumed chicken and all of his wife’s laughing gas. The Prince also described Lilibet’s birth in his book Spare, saying that he believed he had “delivered” her on his own. He also said that soon after Lilibet was born, he asked his beloved wife a very tearful question.
The wonderful news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, Lilibet, had been born was revealed on June 4, 2021.
Royal fans in England received very little information about Lilibet’s birth, which was unusually secretive for a royal baby. It was a stark contrast to the birth of her brother Archie, which had occurred earlier.
This time, unlike with Archie’s birth, Harry and Meghan made the decision to keep Lilibet’s birth as private as possible. After she was born, they issued a brief statement announcing the joyful news.
In the capable hands of the medical professionals and staff of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, Lili was born on Friday, June 4, at 11:40 a.m. She was 7 pounds, 11 ounces. The statement read, “Mother and kid are both healthy and doing well at home.
“Lili is called after Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet, who was her great-grandmother. Her adored late grandmother, The Princess of Wales, was honoured by giving her the middle name Diana. As they enjoy this wonderful time together as a family, the Duke and Duchess thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers.
Fans didn’t get to see more of Archie and Lilibet until the Netflix documentary in December. Harry also provided further information about the day their cherished daughter was born in his most recent book.
Harry stated in Spare that during the early stages of labour, the pair ate burgers and fajitas while pacing around their hospital room.
When the doctor informed them that their daughter would be born in just a few minutes, Harry set to work and, with the help of a medical professional, delivered Lilibet by himself. He insisted that he wanted to be the newborn’s first impression of the world.
In Spare, Harry said, “I cradled her just a second, trying to smile at her, to see her, but honestly I couldn’t see anything. I wondered if she was scared.”