Meghan Markle’s estranged dad ‘pleased’ with baby news and sends ‘all his love’

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Meghan Markle's father Thomas has announced he's "very pleased" about the birth of his granddaughter.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on Friday 4 June at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

Now, her 76 year old dad, who recently said he felt "let down" by his daughter and Prince Harry, has offered "all his love" to the couple.

Speaking to The Sun Online, he simply said: “I’m very pleased that my daughter and my new granddaughter had a successful delivery.

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


Meghan and her dad's relationship started going downhill back in 2018 after he was caught on CCTV staging paparazzi photos.

At the time he spoke to Good Morning Britain about a phone conversation he had with Meghan right after the event, saying: "I spoke to them both and I apologised. I realised it was a serious mistake. It's hard to take it back."

Prince Harry, 36, and 39 year old Meghan, who also share two year old son Archie, chose the name Lilibet for their baby girl in honour of the affectionate family nickname of her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen.

Meanwhile the middle name of Diana was selected to honour her beloved late grandmother, Princess Diana, who died in 1997.

A message from the parents on their Archewell website, read: "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."

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Meghan and baby Lili are said to be "healthy and well" and are "settling in at home" at their house in Montecito, Santa Barbara.

A statement from their press secretary read: "It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world.

"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.

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"Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.

"This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

"The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family."

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