Congratulations from royals, celebrities and charities have flowed in for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

How the British press responded

The Daily Telegraph highlighted the tribute the Sussexes paid to Queen and "Granny" with the new arrival’s chosen name.

The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:

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Sign up for the Front Page newsletter https://t.co/UsfUCzx4yO pic.twitter.com/1Nb7W8O78Z

— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 6, 2021

The Daily Express also focused on the homage the newborn’s name pays to her grandmother and great-grandmother.

EXPRESS: Vaccine battle to save June 21 #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/um8xiIuseR

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) June 6, 2021

The Sun’s headline read: "Our Lil’ Princess" and it too drew attention to the baby’s namesakes. 

THE SUN: Our lil’ princess #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/CoNUR6KOyV

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) June 6, 2021

The Times welcomed the latest addition to the Sussexes’s family and asked if her birth would heal the Royal rift.

THE TIMES: Covid chaos at airports #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/RxISxZtS8r

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) June 6, 2021

The Daily Mirror was spreading news of Prince Harry and Meghan’s joy at the birth of their daughter.

MIRROR: Our girl Lilybet Diana #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/EEl4M49urr

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) June 6, 2021

How the Royal family reacted

A brief, joint statement from Buckingham Palace was followed by tweets from the official accounts of the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The statement read: "The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex."

A tweet from the Cambridge’s Kensington Royal account sent congratulations to Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie on the "happy news of the arrival of baby Lili".

We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.

Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.

— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2021

The tweet from Prince Charles and Camilla’s Clarence House account wished them well "at this special time" and was accompanied by a picture of the Sussexes during their royal tour of Africa in 2019.

Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana 🎊

Wishing them all well at this special time. pic.twitter.com/ucJZIm2kqH

— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 6, 2021

The official Royal family account shared a picture of the couple on their wedding day, alongside a congratulatory message welcoming the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild.

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. pic.twitter.com/dGVeRpd3pK

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 6, 2021

Princess Eugenie congratulated her "dear cousins" in a post on her Instagram stories, accompanied by heart emojis.

She wrote: "Congratulations dear cousins… we couldn’t be happier for you all."

What celebrities and politicians said

Boris Johnson wrote: "Many congratulations to The Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter."

Many congratulations to The Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter.

— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) June 6, 2021

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: "Wonderful news! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex."

Wonderful news! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. https://t.co/BZ4aIFk2Hm

— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) June 6, 2021

Comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres, a friend of the couple, tweeted: "Congratulations Meghan, Harry and Archie.

"Welcome to the world Lilibet! I am more than a Lilibet excited to meet you."

Congratulations Meghan, Harry and Archie. Welcome to the world Lilibet! I am more than a Lilibet excited to meet you.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 6, 2021

How charities close to Harry’s heart reacted

Charities close to Prince Harry’s heart were among the first to send their public congratulations.

The Diana Award, set up to continue the legacy of Prince Harry’s beloved mother, tweeted: "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

"We extend our warmest wishes to the Duke, the Duchess and little Archie."

Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

We extend our warmest wishes to The Duke, The Duchess and little Archie.

💖💖💖💖

— The Diana Award (@DianaAward) June 6, 2021

The organisation’s chief executive, Tessy Ojo, said everyone involved in the charity is "delighted to welcome another grandchild of Diana, Princess of Wales".

Congratulations to our Patron The Duke of Sussex and to the Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their second child! Welcome to the #InvictusFamily Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor! 💛🖤

— Invictus Games Foundation 💛🖤+💙 (@WeAreInvictus) June 6, 2021

The Invictus Games Foundation, of which Prince Harry is a patron, sent congratulations and welcomed Lilibet to the Invictus family.

Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

We wish our Patron The Duke, and The Duchess every happiness as they start this new adventure. pic.twitter.com/XkBolhR0ic

— WellChild (@WellChild) June 6, 2021

A tweet from the Wellchild charity read: "Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

"We wish our patron the Duke and the Duchess every happiness as they start this new adventure." 

The Duke and Duchess asked well-wishers to support organisations helping women rather than send them gifts following the birth of their daughter.

😍Welcome to this world, Lili, from the CAMFED Association across 🇲🇼🇿🇼🇿🇲🇬🇭🇹🇿

We're thrilled for your family & you can rest assured we're here to make the world a better place for all of us, by supporting girls to learn, thrive and lead. #TogetherWeCanhttps://t.co/RD9ww13uR1

— CAMFED – Campaign for Female Education (@Camfed) June 6, 2021

A post on the couple’s Archewell Foundation website said: "For those inquiring on sending gifts, we would ask that you support or learn more about these organisations working for women and girls: Girls Inc, Harvest Home, CAMFED or Myna Mahila Foundation."

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