The couple are reportedly now on parental leave (Image: PA)

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Harry and Meghan are reportedly taking parental leave from their jobs after the birth of daughter Lilibet Diana.

The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a 7lb 11oz daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on Friday in California.

The baby has been named Lilibet after the Queen's childhood nickname – but she will be known as Lili.

The new arrival is a little sister for Archie, who was born in 2019, and a new cousin for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Omid Scobie, a journalist favoured by Harry and Meghan, tweeted that the couple would ‘not be sharing a photograph at this time’ of Lili and that they were now on 'parental leave'.

Meghan and Harry pictured after the birth of their first child Archie
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He said the couple’s office was encouraging anyone who wanted to send gifts to support organisations working for women and girls.

A statement from the couple's press secretary said: "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 11.40am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

The baby has been named Lilibet after the Queen's childhood nickname – but she will be known as Lili
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The Queen and Duke meet baby Archie for the first time
(Image: PA)

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

"Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.

"Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour 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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The family have been living in the US since they quit the royal family last year.

But Harry retained his place in the line of succession so Lilibet will be eighth in line to the throne.

The first seven places remain unchanged – the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Harry, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.