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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are proud parents, yet again! And—despite everything they went through in the past two years— the Sussexes are using this joyous moment to mend ties with Harry’s royal roots.

The couple ushered in the arrival of their baby girl Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday, and shared the great news with well-wishers and fans in a statement through the official website of Archewell Charity on Sunday. Harry and Meghan’s daughter was born at 11:40 am on Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The statement read: “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. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”

The baby is reportedly healthy—and weighed around 7 pounds and 11 ounces at birth. Meghan and her daughter seem to be doing fine and settling in at their plush Montecito pad, Fox News reported.

Now that the baby is born and named; critics, fans and royal experts and commentators can’t help but discuss the thought-process that drove the couple to name their daughter as an ode to Harry’s great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, 95, who goes by the same as nickname, according to Page Six. The name Lilibet is the Hebrew version of the name Elizabeth, and it means "God’s promise," according to The Bump’s name dictionary.

Speculations aside, what’s rather heartwarming to note is that the first thing Harry did post the arrival of his daughter was to phone the Queen and the rest of the family, including his father, Prince Charles, and older brother, Prince William. The instance further cements the fact that Harry and Meghan—despite all the allegations— have nothing but utmost respect and love for the Queen.

The Royal Family, which refused to acknowledge the Sussexes 3rd anniversary, however, shared their good wishes for Harry and Meghan in a statement on Instagram and Twitter.

"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," the statement reads. "Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild."

Harry and Meghan are currently on parental leave, but Archewell will operate in their absence, rendering important work and publishing stories on the site.

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Human remains believed to date back more than 10,000 years were found yards away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s multimillion-dollar Santa Barbara County estate in California last Tuesday. Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images

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