The couple welcomed the newest member of their family, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor early on Friday morning, and there's a whole lot of meaning to that name.
Lilibet comes from Prince Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose childhood nickname was “Lilibet.” The name arose because the queen couldn't pronounce her own name when she was a toddler, so her grandfather, King George V, imitated her own attempts to say “Elizabeth” and it stuck. Her Royal Majesty's late husband, Prince Philip, also affectionately used the nickname, and when he passed away back in April, the queen left a letter on his casket that was signed with the pet name.
Meanwhile, there is another connection to the royal family in the newborn's name. According to a report from Town & Country, “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”