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The yoga teacher, 64, is said to have joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their £10.5million mansion in Montecito in California after the former Suits actress gave birth on Friday. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor weighed 7lbs 11oz when she arrived at 11.40am on Friday.
A statement on their Archewell Foundation website said: “Both mother and child are healthy and well and settling in at home.”
American publication Page 6 said Dora was “overjoyed to welcome her new granddaughter”.
It added she wasn’t there for the birth but has since moved into the couple’s Santa Barbara home.
The dedicated grandma previously flew to the UK for the arrival of grandson Archie back in May 2019.
She spent a few weeks with Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, ahead of the arrival and stayed back to help out once he was born.
The news emerged as the name the royal couple chose to give to their daughter became the latest controversy in their ongoing spat with Buckingham Palace.
Lilibet was the affectionate name Queen Elizabeth II was known as when she was a child.
Her late husband the Duke of Edinburgh also used to refer to her by it.
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Upon revealing the name, sources close to the Sussexes said that the Queen had been “supportive” of the move.
The couple’s second child and first daughter has the middle name Diana as a tribute to Prince Harry’s late mother.
Meghan and Harry’s eldest child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor “absolutely adores his little sister and gives her lots of kisses”, a source told Us Weekly.
According to another source said Meghan and Harry has “prepared” their two year-old son for the arrival of Lili “by talking a lot about the baby”.
A source told People Magazine: “They prepared Archie by talking a lot about the baby. He is too little to understand though.
“He is big enough though that he is now starting to have his own life too. He enjoys preschool and outdoor activities. He will have a fun summer.”
The source added: “Meghan and Harry are also taking time off to focus on their family.”
Announcing her birth on their Archewell Foundation website, a statement 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 11.40 am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.”
After her birth, Buckingham Palace said the Queen and other senior royals were “delighted with the news”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer also sent their warm wishes.
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