Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter is in good company.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child, California-born Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on Friday.
The name honors both Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose family nickname is Lilibet, and his late mother, Princess Diana.
The child is not the first member of the British royal family to be born in America, People magazine reported on Tuesday.
Indeed, Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife Sophie Winkleman, also an actress as the former star of “Suits”, welcomed their first child, Maud Windsor, in 2013. Maud was born at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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At the time of Maud’s birth, Winkleman was starring in the sitcom “Two and a Half Men” from 2011 to 2015. Windsor, a British financial analyst, is the son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The 42-year-old is Harry’s cousin.
Before Markle became a member of the British Royal Family, the 39-year-old worked as an actress and starred in USA Network’s “Suits”, which was filmed in Toronto.
According to the media outlet, Windsor and Winkleman no longer live in Los Angeles. They welcomed a second daughter named Isabella to a London hospital in 2016.
Maud is currently dating Thomas’s Battersea alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Winkleman, 40, continues to work as an actress.
Maud was previously a bridesmaid at the royal weddings of Princess Eugenie and Lady Gabriella Windsor, the outlet shared.
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The outlet noted that although Lili is not the first member of the royal family to be born in America, she is the first of the Queen’s 11 great-grandchildren to make the claim. The newborn is eighth in the succession to the British throne while Maud is 52nd.
“Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family,” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote in a statement on Sunday when the news broke.
The baby is “more than we could ever have imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we have felt around the world,” they continued.
No photos of the newborn or the Sussexes accompanied the ad. The couple said that instead of freebies, they ask those interested to inquire about or support nonprofits working for women and girls, including Girls Inc., Harvest Home, CAMFED or the Myna Mahila Foundation. .
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began last year amid what they described as British media intrusions and racist attitudes towards the Duchess. The family now resides in the coastal town of Montecito, California.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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