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The Duke and Duchess Of Sussex welcomed their sweet baby girlLilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, on Friday June 5, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.

prince harry wanted to name his future daughter after late mother diana even before he met meghan markle

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According to Page Six, when deciding upon her name, “ had to name his after his mom long before he met Meghan” and that “Meghan was cognizant and fully supportive of that when they discussed potential names.”

Upon the announcement of her birth, the adoring parents released a statement saying, “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.”

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While one part of her name honors her late and beloved grandmother, the other half pays tribute to her infamous great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. “Lilibet” has long been the Queen’s nickname, while the newest Lilibet will go by the adorable nickname “Lili.”

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According to a source close to the couple, although they always Diana would be placed somewhere in their little girl’s name, they had talked about maybe giving her the first name Diana but feared that the moniker would “make her a bigger target for the media,” just like her late grandmother.

The newest edition to the Sussex’s family, who’s big brother Archie recently turned two, also shares a similar name to her six-year-old cousin Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

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As OK! previously reported, Her Majesty the Queen has already met her namesake via Zoom over the weekend. Apparently she was the first royal family member to receive the news of her great granddaughter’s birth.

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“Meghan is now resting at home and she and Harry have already introduced the Queen to her great granddaughter via Zoom,” a source explained.

Apparently, the Queen is a very modern royal. “Since the couple moved to L.A., the Queen has become very familiar with Zoom. She talks to Harry, Meghan and Archie via technology, and now she is using it to meet her granddaughter.”

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