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Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor

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Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
Born (2021-06-04) 4 June 2021 (age 15 months)
  • American
  • British
RelativesArchie Mountbatten-Windsor (brother)

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor (born 4 June 2021) is the daughter of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. She is a granddaughter of King Charles III and is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.[1]

Birth, family and infancy

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, on 4 June 2021 at 11:40 PDT (18:40 UTC). Her birth along with her name were announced two days later. She is named after her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who was called "Lilibet" by her family,[1][2] and her paternal grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales.[3] Her nickname is "Lili".[4] She has an older brother, Archie.[3]

Mountbatten-Windsor descends paternally from the British royal family and has mixed-race ancestry, having African and European maternal lineage.[5] She has dual citizenship of the United States and the United Kingdom.[6] While Frogmore Cottage in the Home Park of Windsor Castle is the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the United Kingdom, the family resides primarily in Montecito, California.[7]

In December 2021, the first photograph of Mountbatten-Windsor was released to the public as a Christmas card from her parents.[8][9]

Mountbatten-Windsor met her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and grandfather King Charles III, then the Prince of Wales, in-person for the first time when the family traveled to London for the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II in June 2022.[10][9]

Titles, styles, and succession

Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne (eighth at the time of her birth) and is the highest-ranked individual in the current line of succession to have been born overseas.[6][11][12]

While her name has never been formally styled with a title, at the time of her birth she was entitled to use the courtesy title "Lady" before her given name as the daughter of a duke.[13][14] Upon the accession of her grandfather King Charles III on 8 September 2022, she also legally became a princess of the United Kingdom.[15][16] This entitlement comes from letters patent issued by King George V in 1917, which state that the children of the sons of any sovereign of the United Kingdom “shall have and at all times hold and enjoy the style, title or attribute of Royal Highness with their titular dignity of prince or princess.”[17] As is the case with her brother, Archie, it is uncertain whether she will use a title, at least while primarily residing with her parents in the United States.[18]


  1. ^ a b "Prince Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl". BBC News. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  2. ^ Shearing, Hazel (7 June 2021). "Queen 'delighted' after Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl". BBC News. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby daughter, saying: 'She is more than we could have ever imagined'". Sky News. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  4. ^ Said-Moorhouse, Lauren (7 June 2021). "The meaning behind Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor". CNN. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  5. ^ Landler, Mark (6 June 2021). "Harry and Meghan Announce Birth of Second Baby, Lilibet Diana". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2021. ...after a sensational interview with Oprah Winfrey in which Meghan, a 'biracial' American former actress, accused the royal family...
  6. ^ a b Foster, Max; Said-Moorhouse, Lauren (6 June 2021). "Meghan and Harry welcome baby girl, Lilibet Diana". CNN. Retrieved 6 June 2021. Her birth in the United States makes her the most senior royal in the line of succession to have been born overseas. It also makes her a dual US-UK citizen, meaning that the youngest Sussex could potentially go on to become US President when she grows up.
  7. ^ Furness, Hannah (19 February 2022). "Prince Harry will renew Frogmore Cottage lease to keep serving Queen". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  8. ^ Ledbetter, Carly (23 December 2021). "Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Release First Photo Of Baby Lili In Holiday Card". HuffPost. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  9. ^ a b Lee, Joseph (30 June 2022). "Prince Charles had 'very emotional' first meeting with Lilibet, says royal source". BBC News. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  10. ^ Petter, Olivia (4 June 2022). "Queen 'Meets Lilibet for the First Time' As Harry and Meghan Reunite with Monarch". The Independent. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  11. ^ Davies, Caroline (15 February 2021). "Harry and Meghan to break silence in Oprah Winfrey interview". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  12. ^ Emma.Goodey (17 March 2016). "Succession". The Royal Family. Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  13. ^ "Courtesy Titles". Debrett's. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  14. ^ Emma.Goodey (17 March 2016). "Succession". The Royal Family. Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  15. ^ "Prince Harry and Meghan's children in line to get new royal titles after Queen Elizabeth II's death". ABC News.
  16. ^ Quinn, Ben (8 September 2022). "Harry and Meghan's children become Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  17. ^ "Page 13086 | Issue 30428, 14 December 1917 | London Gazette | The Gazette". Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  18. ^ Stacey, Danielle (6 June 2021). "Meghan Markle welcomes baby girl with Prince Harry". Hello!. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
Born: 4 June 2021
Lines of succession
Preceded by Succession to the British throne
7th in line
Followed by
The Duke of York
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by Ladies
Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
Followed by
The Countess of Wessex and Forfar