Explaining the royal reasons behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn daughter’s name

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There are royal reasons for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn daughter’s name.

The couple announced Sunday that their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on Friday.

Lilibet is the longtime nickname of Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen used to call herself the moniker at a young age, before she was able to pronounce her actual name.

The newborn’s middle name, Diana, pays homage to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Harry, 36, recently referenced the toll his mother’s death took in a foreword for Chris Connaughton’s book, Hospital by the Hill, according to Entertainment Tonight.

“If you are reading this book, it’s because you’ve lost your parent or a loved one, and while I wish I was able to hug you right now, I hope this story is able to provide you comfort in knowing that you’re not alone,” his foreword reads.

“When I was a young boy I lost my mum. At the time I didn’t want to believe it or accept it, and it left a huge hole inside of me.”

Harry, who was 12 when his mother died, is the youngest of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ two sons. His brother, Prince William, is 38.

Meghan, 39, and Harry have been married since 2018. Their first child, 2-year-old son Archie, was born in May 2019.

The couple stepped down from their senior royal duties last year, left the United Kingdom and now live in Southern California.

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