Meghan Markle, Prince Harry taking parental leave after daughter Lilibet Diana's birth

Lilibet weighed in 7 lbs 11 oz at the time of birth

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry taking parental leave after daughter Lilibet Diana's birth

Meghan and Prince Harry. — Reuters

Washington, June 7

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently confirmed that they will be taking parental leave from their foundation Archewell, after their daughter's birth.

According to Fox News, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

She weighed in 7 lbs 11 oz at the time of birth.

"While the Duke and Duchess are on parental leave, Archewell will continue to do important work and publish stories on the site," the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on their website.

The couple said, "On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. 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."

Harry and Meghan also instructed anyone wanting to send the family gifts to please "support or learn more about these organisations working for women and girls: Girls Inc., Harvest Home, CAMFED or Myna Mahila Foundation."

The pair started Archewell in January 2020 after they stepped down as senior members of the British royal family.

The company also includes their film and TV production company Archewell Productions, and their podcast company, Archewell Audio.

In May, in honour of Mother's Day, Harry and Markle had asked for donations of baby supplies such as diapers and cleaning supplies.

The duchess said in a statement at the time, "As a mom, and an expectant mom, I deeply appreciate the significance of community support, safe and accessible pregnancy resources, and trusted guidance in a nurturing setting. These ingredients are essential to not just our physical health, but our mental well-being, and I commend you for leading a compassionate community that lives these values."

The royal couple had officially stepped down from their roles as senior royals last year. Since last summer, they have been living with Archie in their new home in Southern California. Lili joins older brother Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born in 2019. — ANI

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