The name, the birth, the hope: all about Harry and Meghan's little Lilibeth

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Prince Harry and Meghan – seen here shortly after the birth of their first child, Archie – have just welcomed a daughter, Lilibet Diana. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan – seen here shortly after the birth of their first child, Archie – have just welcomed a daughter, Lilibet Diana. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

In a year marked with resentment and grief it was a much-needed dose of happiness.

Few people can resist being swept up in the joy a new baby brings and by all accounts many a stiff upper lip was softened by the arrival of little Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor – the queen’s 11th great-grandchild and her first since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April.

Prince Harry and Meghan kept the birth of their daughter a secret for a full two days, announcing the event on their Archewell Foundation website on the evening of Sunday 6 June.

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