REVEALED: Where Meghan Markle gave birth to daughter Lilibet

It wasn't the home birth some royal watchers were predicting
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their second child, a baby girl, in their home country of the United States.

The baby girl, named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in homage to both Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and mother, Princess Diana, weighed in at a healthy 3.48kg (7lbs 11oz).

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Given the couple have been regularly breaking with tradition since they ditched the Royal Family last year, many had pondered if Meghan and Harry would shun too much medical intervention and opt for a home birth. 

But the official statement released today, almost three days after Lili was born, reveals that Meghan attended a hospital for the birth.

The couple’s first child, Archie Harrison, was born at the Portland Hospital in London, however with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex now living in California, they needed a more local option.

Meghan’s first child, Archie, was born in London. (Credit: Getty)

H Harry and Meghan’s official statement said::Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA,” a spokesperson revealed on the couple’s behalf.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is an acute care teaching hospital and trauma centre, and the largest of its kind between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Harry and Meghan announced their second pregnancy with a gorgeous photograph. (Credit: Instagram)

There was plenty of speculation over the name choice leading up to Lili’s birth, with Diana and Allegra being dubbed frontrunners.

Harry and Meghan settled on Lili – a significant choice as it paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen. The Sussexes, however, did choose Diana as the bub’s middle name to honour Harry’s late mother, The Princess of Wales. 

The couple’s choice in name was a modern twist on tradition. (Credit: Getty)

Harry and Meghan also shared a personal message of thanks to their Archewell website, writing, “On June 4th, 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 from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family”.

Meghan and baby Lilibet have already checked out of hospital and are now  at home with Harry.

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