THE ROYAL FAMILY has reacted to the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed a baby girl into the world.
On Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they had become parents for the second time after their daughter was born at a private hospital in California, and on Sunday they revealed her name, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The name is tribute to both Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, and to Queen Elizabeth, who is often referred to as Lilibet by family members within the Palace.
The Queen has since reacted to the news of yet another great-grandchild, releasing a statement on behalf of the family via her social media accounts.
"Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news," the statement read.
"Lilibet is Her Majesty's 11th great-grandchild."
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news.
Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild. pic.twitter.com/dGVeRpd3pK
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 6, 2021
Harry's brother Prince William, together with his wife Catherine, also released a statement on social media, congratulating the Sussexes on the birth of their daughter.
"We are delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."
We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2021
The pleasantries come following months of bad-blood between Harry, Meghan and the rest of the royal family.
Following the Sussex's infamous departure from royal life last year, they've both publicly stated how much they disliked life within the family, with Harry going on record saying he needed to move away in order to "break the cycle of genetic pain" handed down to him by his father and grandparents.
During their interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired back in March, Harry and Meghan savaged the family, smearing them with accusations of racism and neglect, despite providing little proof for any of their claims.
The couple were criticised for going through with the interview while Prince Philip, Harry's grandfather, was gravely ill in hospital.
When Harry returned to the UK for Philips funeral a few weeks later, he was reportedly met with a "frosty reception" from his family.