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The Lilibetdiana.com domain name was purchased on the day Meghan Markle gave birth to her and Prince Harry 's baby daughter, an online registry shows.
The URL was created on Friday – three days before the couple announced the arrival of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor – through the internet giant GoDaddy, though the website displays a landing page and is up for sale to the highest bidder.
Visitors are greeted by a GoDaddy page stating the site is "parked free" and can be purchased through a broker.
The name of the registrant is not revealed in an online Whois record, and the IP address that registered the website was in Kansas City, Missouri.
An online Whois record for the LilibetDiana.com domain
As they announced the birth on Sunday, Meghan and Harry said it was a “very special time” and described the baby girl as “more than we could have ever imagined”.
Lili, a younger sister for the Sussexes’ two-year-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born at 11.40am on Friday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California weighing in at 7lb 11oz.
The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s social media accounts shared their congratulations on the happy news.
Lilibet is the Queen’s family nickname and the choice pays tribute to the monarch at a challenging time for the Windsors, who are mourning the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with their son Archie after he was born in May 2019
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The baby girl was given Diana as a middle name to honour the Princess of Wales
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They have also faced heartbreak and division after the Sussexes, who quit as senior working royals last year, plunged the monarchy into crisis with their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
Harry made further controversial comments about his family in the following weeks, and has also experienced a long-running rift with his brother William.
William and Kate’s official Twitter account posted a message saying: “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.”
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s account also welcomed “baby Lilibet Diana”, adding: “Wishing them all well at this special time.”
Lilibet is the Queen’s family nickname and was used by her late husband Prince Philip
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The monarchy’s official Twitter account shared an image from Harry and Meghan’s wedding day, celebrated the arrival, and noted that the baby was the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild.
It also echoed an earlier statement from a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman, saying: “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news.”
In a message of thanks on their Archewell website, Harry and Meghan said: “On June 4, 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.
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“Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
The Sussexes’ press secretary confirmed the baby had been named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
She added: “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.”
Harry had long been expected to honour his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash when he was 12.
The couple’s spokeswoman added: “The duke and duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”
Harry and Meghan are now on parental leave, their website said.
They asked well-wishers to support organisations helping women – Girls Inc, Harvest Home, CAMFED or Myna Mahila Foundation – rather than send gifts.
The new baby is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild, and the first to be born since Philip’s death.