When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they were expecting their second child, a daughter, earlier in 2021, royal watchers on both sides of the pond rejoiced. Their 2-year-old son Archie would become a big brother, and what’s more, this would be only the second royal baby in history to be born in the United States. The first was Maud Windsor, granddaughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, who was also born in California in 2013, although baby Sussex is the first baby in the line of succession to be born on American soil.
Life has changed significantly for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since May 2019, when they welcomed son Archie. Back then, they were still living in the United Kingdom at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. Still senior working royals. This time around, when Meghan and Harry announced the birth of their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June , they did so as private citizens living in Montecito, California.
So what do we know so far about little Lili?
Baby Lili’s First Photo
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared their first portrait as a family of four at their home in Montecito, California for the holiday season taken by photographer Alexi Lubormirski. The photo sees Lilibet in a sweet pink dress held aloft by her mom and laughing away, looking like the sweetest, happiest little baby around. She was joined by big brother Archie, who looked just like his dad. Right down to the ginger hair and everything.