- The child — the 11th great-grandchild to Queen Elizabeth II — was born Friday at a hospital in Santa Barbara, California.
- Lilibet was a nickname for Queen Elizabeth II when she was a child, according to BBC News.
What does Lilibet’s name mean for the throne?
Lilibet will be eighth in line to the throne. Prince Andrew now moves to the ninth spot in line for the throne, according to BBC News.
- Per CBS News, Lilibet will not have a “prince” or “princess” title added to her name because “only the grandchildren of the monarch have those titles.”
- However, Queen Elizabeth II allowed Prince William’s children to have “prince” and “princess” titles because they are in direct line to the throne, according to CBS News.
Reactions to Lilibet’s birth
Several prominent names celebrated the birth, including Buckingham Palace and Prince Charles.
- Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news.”
- Prince Charles, who is Prince Harry’s father, and the Duchess of Cornwall said: “Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana. Wishing them all well at this special time.”
- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “Many congratulations to The Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter.”