Meghan Markle welcomes baby with Harry

Thomas Markle breaks silence on birth of Meghan and Harry’s second baby Lilibet

The Duke and Duchess welcomed their daughter on June 4

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Meghan Markle has given birth to her second baby and her dad Thomas has broken his silence. 

On Sunday (June 6), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they had welcomed their second child – a daughter called Lilibet Diana – on June 4. 

Now, Meghan’s estranged father Thomas has said he’s “very pleased” over the arrival of his granddaughter.

Meghan Markle welcomes baby with Harry
Harry and Meghan have welcomed their second baby (Credit:

What did Thomas Markle say about Meghan and Harry’s baby?

The 76-year-old told The Sun: “I’m very pleased that my daughter and my new granddaughter had a successful delivery. 

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“I wish them all my love and the best of luck.”

Thomas hasn’t had contact with his daughter since she married Harry in 2018. 

Meghan Markle baby: Thomas breaks silence
Thomas said he’s “very pleased” over the arrival of his granddaughter (Credit:

He pulled out of her wedding after suffering a heart attack and had to undergo surgery. 

Thomas has publicly reached out to Meghan on several occasions to try and heal their rift. However, there’s been no progress it seems. 

Meanwhile, he hasn’t yet met Harry or grandson Archie. 

Harry and Meghan are now living in California after stepping back from their senior royal roles last year. 

Back in February, they announced they were giving Archie a sibling as Meghan was pregnant with her second child. 

Meghan Markle welcomes baby with Harry
Archie is a big brother! (Credit:

Then during their Oprah Winfrey interview in March, the couple revealed they were having a little girl.

In a statement yesterday, the Duke and Duchess confirmed the arrival of Lilibet – aka Lili.

Their website announced: “Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.

“She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.”

Meghan Markle welcomes baby with Harry
Harry and Meghan named their daughter Lilibet (Credit:

Why did Meghan and Harry name their daughter Lilibet?

Meanwhile, they explained Lili is named after her great-grandmother, The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. 

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In addition, they gave their daughter the middle name Diana in honour of her late grandmother, Princess Diana. 

Meanwhile, it’s also reported the name Lili is a nod to Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland as her nickname for Meghan is flower. 

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