Princess Eugenie congratulates ‘dear cousins’ Harry and Meghan on baby news
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Princess Eugenie has offered her congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after they announced the arrival of their baby girl.
The 31 year old, who shares newborn son August with husband Jack Brooksbank, took to her instagram story to share a black and white photo of Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, as she wrote a heartfelt message.
Over the image, she posted three red heart emojis before gushing: "Congratulations dear cousins.. we couldn't be happier for you all." alongside three more red heart emojis.
The happy couple, who are also parents to two year old son Archie, welcomed Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday 4 June at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, at 11.40am, weighing 7lb 11oz.
Prince Harry and Meghan chose the name Lilibet 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 couple 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."
Princess Eugenie isn't the only one to share a sweet message to the happy couple as Prince Harry's brother William, 38, and his wife Kate Middleton, 39, wrote: "We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also shared their well-wishes on social media for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prince of Wales referenced the middle name of his granddaughter which honours his late wife Princess Diana.
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"Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana. Wishing them all well at this special time," they penned.
The Queen shared a joint statement with Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and the Cambridges in honour of her 11th great-grandchild who has been named after the monarch's affectionate family nickname.
The Royal Family Twitter account posted: "Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news. Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Meanwhile Meghan's estranged dad Thomas, 76, told The Sun Online: “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.”
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