Prince Charles on becoming 'grandfather for the fifth time' after Lilibet's birth: 'Such happy news'

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  • Prince Charles attended a royal engagement on Tuesday and spoke of becoming "a grandfather for the fifth time".
  • The Prince of Wales welcomed the "happy news" of Lilibet 'Lili' Diana's birth; while Queen Elizabeth appears to be the first royal to have heard Harry and Meghan welcomed their second child.
  • An insider also shares that Archie "is very happy to have a little sister".


The royal family was "delighted" to hear of baby Lilibet 'Lili' Diana's birth!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced to the world they'd welcomed their second child, a baby girl, on Friday, 4 June, named after both Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth. The couple made a special call to Harry's grandmother on Saturday before Sunday's announcement, though to discuss their chosen name – they "were very excited and couldn't wait to share that their daughter arrived," a source tells People.

On Tuesday, while speaking at a carmakers' factory in Cowley about innovation, Prince Charles also said sustainability in the industry "is vital for maintaining the health of our world for future generations", reports ITV.

"Something I am only too aware of today, having recently become a grandfather for the fifth time," he said.

The Prince of Wales said the birth of little Lili was "such happy news".

The happiest of all, perhaps, is Archie, big brother to Lilibet. A source for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex says Archie "is very happy to have a little sister".

"They prepared Archie by talking a lot about the baby. He is too little to understand though. He is big enough though that he is now starting to have his own life too. He enjoys preschool and outdoor activities."

Harry and Meghan will be taking time off work to spend with their two children and are preparing for a "fun summer" as a family.    

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