Princess Eugenie sends message of love to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following the birth of daughter Lilibet Diana

Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie
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Princess Eugenie congratulates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the birth of their second child.

Princess Eugenie has expressed her happiness towards Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the birth of their second child.

The Sussexes welcomed a baby girl, which they names Lilibet 'lili' Diana, into the world on Friday, 4th June as they confirmed their daughter weighed 7lbs 11oz

Their happy news was met with warm wishes from around the world plus immediate members of the royal family including brother Prince William and Kate. And cousin Princess Eugenie has also publicly extended her love to the family on hearing their happy news.

She uploaded a snap of the couple's pregnancy announcement photograph and captioned it, 'Congratulations dear cousins… we couldn’t be happier for you all.’ with six love heart emojis.

Princess Eugenie, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Queen

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The royal baby, who is eighth in the royal line of succession, is named after Prince Harry’s grandmother and his mother, a statement confirmed.

“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world.

“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.

“She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.”

The statement continued, 'Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.  Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

'This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison  Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they  enjoy this special time as a family.'

Princess Eugenie's wishes come after sister Princess Beatrice revealed the one word the royals are not allowed to say in front of the Queen.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)