When we first learned that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, we immediately spotted the connections to Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana. However, it turns out there’s more to the name choice than we even originally thought. In fact, there’s even a special link to the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding bouquet.

Back in 2018, Harry and Markle exchanged vows at St. George’s Chapel. During the ceremony, the duchess walked down the aisle holding a stunning flower arrangement which was handpicked by her hubby-to-be from flowers in the Kensington Palace garden. The bouquet included a mix of forget-me-not, scented sweet peas, astilbe, jasmine, astrantia, myrtle and lily of the valley. Yup—lily.

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Even though the spelling is different (Lili vs lily), there is still a clear connection between the flower (which is a symbol of happiness and rebirth) and the name choice.

Including the flower in her wedding was also a nod to the Princess of Wales, who also had the lily of the valley in her own bouquet.

As we previously reported, the couple welcomed their second child on Friday and announced the exciting news in a statement on Sunday that read, “The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”

They went on to reveal the meaning behind the newborn’s name writing, “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”

Who knew one name could have so many different connections?

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