Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet Diana: 7 amazing facts

Rachel Avery

Prince Harry and Megan Markles daughter Lilibet Diana was born on June 4, 2021, more than two years after her brother Archie. Now the royal child is one – we take a look at seven amazing facts you might not know about them…

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Lilibet is named after her grandmother and great-grandmother

In 2021, the couple welcomed Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor to the family. Explaining their choice of name, they added: “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queenwhose nickname is Lilibet.

“Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”

The nickname “Lilibet” is said to have originated when a young queen, then Princess Elizabeth, couldn’t pronounce her name and called herself “Lilibet” instead.

Lilibet shares the same middle name as Princess Charlotte

Lilibet has the same middle name as her cousin

Lilibet shares the middle name Diana with her cousin, Princess Charlottewho is the daughter of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Lilibet was born in a different country than her brother

The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her daughter in the US at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, while in the UK her son Archie was born at Portland Hospital in London. This wasn’t necessarily a conscious decision just because the couple was alive at the time.

The Sussexes knew they were expecting a baby girl

Lilibet’s parents knew they were going to have a girl

Unlike baby Archie, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to find out if they are having a boy or girl when Meghan wore Lilibet. Maybe they had the cute name in their head for a while before they arrived.

Lilibet is eighth in line to the throne

The official royal website states that Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor is eighth in line to the throne, just below her brother Archie but above her great-uncle Prince Andrew. This is after the rules were changed to allow for female counterparts in the line.

Lilibet was almost a year old when she first met the Queen

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, they took their daughter Lilibet to meet Her Majesty for the first time. It was a private off-camera gathering for the family to experience away from the media.

Lilibet has now officially met the Queen

Lilibet has the same zodiac sign as Prince Philip

Lilibet was born on June 4th making her a Gemini which is the same zodiac sign as the deceased Prince Philip, who is her great-grandfather and celebrated his birthday on June 10th. Astrology horoscopes characterize Gemini as “gentle, affectionate, curious, and adaptable.”

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