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Harry and Meghan’s baby is still in the line of succession despite Megxit

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Meghan and Harry's newborn baby girl is still in the royal line of succession despite the couple's dramatic exit from the Royal Family last year.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born in California on Friday, weighing a healthy 7lb 11oz.

The baby is eighth in line to the throne despite her parents quitting as working royals with the highly publicised Megxit last year.

Lilibet, who has been lovingly named to honour her great-grandmother the Queen and late grandmother, Princess Diana, is one place behind her brother Archie in the line of succession.

She has leaped over Prince Andrew, who has dropped to ninth place after her birth.

Lilibet is also cousin to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis who are above her in rank as they are children to the future king, Prince William. He will take the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

Announcing the new arrival in a statement, the Duke and Duchess 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.

"Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”

Harry and Meghan revealed they were expecting a girl in March during their explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The bombshell interview that was broadcast on ITV saw the couple make accusations of racism in the royal family as Meghan claims 'concerns' were raised about the skin tone of her son before he was born.

The interview highlighted a rift in the royal family with tensions strained between Prince William and Prince Harry ever since.

It is unknown whether Harry will be in attendance at the memorial statue unveiling in honour of his mother in July.

He is yet to confirm his attendance now his daughter is born.

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