Big brother Archie ‘so happy’ at arrival of baby sister Lilibet, insider claims

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was said to be "excited" and "very happy" about the birth of his baby sister Lilibet Diana.

Sources told the Evening Standard: "Archie and his parents are excited to welcome the new addition to their family. He’s very happy to have a little sister."

Harry and Meghan's second child, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was delivered on Friday evening at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, weighing 7lb 11oz.

The couple waited until Sunday afternoon to announce the news to the world on their official website.

She was given the name Lilibet as a meaningful nod to the Queen's family nickname, in what was widely considered to be a peace offering following the pair's controversial "Megxit" move across the pond.

The baby girl's middle name, Diana, is a tribute to Harry's late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who would have turned 60 on July 1.

She was born six days before what would have been the Duke of Edinburgh's 100th birthday.

Archie, now two years old, was born at Portland Hospital in London on May 6, 2019.

Lilibet, who will be known as "Lili", is eighth in line to the throne and is the Queen's 11th great-grandchild.

In their statement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: "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. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."

According to a statement on their charity Archewell Foundation's website, the couple are now on "parental leave".

This comes after Harry took on the role of chief impact officer at Californian coaching and mental health business BetterUp.

Those who planned to give presents were instead asked to "support or learn more about" four organisations working for women and girls.

These organisations are Harvest Home, CAMFED, Girls Inc, and the Myna Mahila Foundation.

The couple revealed they were expecting a baby girl in March during their televised interview with TV host Oprah Winfrey.

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Other members of the royal family, political leaders, and celebrities have also sent their congratulations.

However, Buckingham Palace appeared to have been initially caught unaware, issuing a brief statement a full 90 minutes after the birth was announced.

It was followed by tweets from the official accounts of the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

  • Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
  • Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor
  • Prince Harry
  • Meghan Markle

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