Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Royal commentator Rhiannon Mills told Sky News that the name was a lovely nod to Queen Elizabeth II despite the reported difficulties the Sussexes are having with the rest of the Royal Family.
Ms Mills said: “We know that they moved away from the UK, they did not want to be settled into that royal life anymore.
“They wanted to embark on this new financially independent way of life.
“I think this is them showing how they want to do things.
“Wonderful news for the couple that they now have a daughter in their life.
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“There has been so much discussion recently about the difficulties between the Sussexes and the rest of the Royal Family.
“But a really lovely nod, that name Lili after Her Majesty the Queen.”
During the same interview, Ms Mills discussed why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have delayed the announcement.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter was born in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California on Friday, June 4 at 11.40am local time.
“Again it is a sign of how they want to do things differently.”
Meghan and Harry wrote on their Archewell website: “On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.
“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. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
“Archewell will continue to do important work and publish stories on the site. We look forward to seeing you!”