Lilibet Diana, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was born on June 4, 2021, more than two years after Archie. Now that the royal baby is a year old, let’s look at seven astounding facts about her that you might not be aware of.
Lilibet is named after her grandmother and great grandmother
Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor joined the family in 2021 after the couple got married. “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” they continued, explaining their decision to use that particular name.
Her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales, was honored by giving her the middle name Diana.
The nickname “Lilibet” is said to have originated when a young Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, called herself “Lilibet” because she couldn’t pronounce her name.
Lilibet has the same middle name as her cousin
Princess Charlotte, the niece of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and Lilibet share the middle name Diana.
Lilibet was born in a different country to her brother
While the Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie was born in the UK at the Portland Hospital in London, her daughter was born in the US at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. This was simply due to where the couple was living at the time and wasn’t necessarily a conscious decision.
Lilibet’s parents knew they were having a girl
When Meghan Markle was expecting Lilibet, unlike with baby Archie, Prince Harry and his wife decided to find out if they were having a boy or girl. They may have been considering the sweet name before she arrived.
Lilibet is eight in line to the throne
Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor is eighth in line to the throne, just after her brother Archie but before her great uncle Prince Andrew, according to the official royal website. This occurred after the laws were modified to permit the consideration of female counterparts in lineage.
Lilibet was almost one when she met the Queen for the first time
The first time that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet met the Queen was when they were visiting the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It was a private meeting that the family attended off-camera, away from the press.
Lilibet has the same star sign as Prince Philip
Lilibet was born on June 4 and shares the same zodiac sign as her late great-grandfather, Prince Philip, who was born on June 10 and was a Gemini. Geminis are described in astrology charts as “gentle, affectionate, curious, and adaptable.”