Meghan Markle gives birth to Lili 25 years after Princess Diana attended college in June 1996

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Royal fans are amazed that Meghan Markle gave birth to her daughter Lili exactly 25 years after Princess Diana attended her alama issue Northwestern University.

The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, who currently live in their $14 million California mansion, announced yesterday that they had welcomed their second child, Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June 4.

The date is already particularly poignant for the couple, as it’s been exactly 25 years since Harry’s late mother visited Meghan’s former college during a trip to Chicago.

Royal followers were quick to point out the importance of the date to the couple, with one fan account writing: ‘On June 4, 1996, Princess Diana attended Northwestern University – Meghan’s alma matter. 25 years later, on June 4, 2021, Northwestern graduate Meghan gives birth to Diana’s granddaughter.”

Royal fans are stunned after Meghan Markle gave birth to her daughter Lili, exactly 25 years after Princess Diana attended her Northwestern University alama case (pictured, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie)

Royal fans are stunned after Meghan Markle gave birth to her daughter Lili, exactly 25 years after Princess Diana attended her Northwestern University alama case (pictured, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie)

Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, who currently live in their $14 million California mansion, announced yesterday that they welcomed their second child, Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June 4.

Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, who currently live in their $14 million California mansion, announced yesterday that they welcomed their second child, Lili Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June 4.

In 1996, Diana spent several days visiting the University and the Chicago area, where she met students and stopped by a local hospital.

The royal wowed the locals during the whirlwind trip, which took place between June 4 and 6.

The main reason for her visit was to raise money for the university’s Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, as Diana was president of London’s Royal Marsden Hospital and its cancer fund at the time.

During the visit, Diana surprised the staff and students by going outside for a benefit gala in a purple dress in the same shade as the official color of the university.

The date is already particularly poignant for the couple, as it marks the 25th anniversary of Harry's late mother's visit to Meghan's former college during a trip to Chicago (pictured, Diana strolling Northwestern University with then-President Henry S. bienen)

The date is already particularly poignant for the couple, as it marks the 25th anniversary of Harry’s late mother’s visit to Meghan’s former college during a trip to Chicago (pictured, Diana strolling Northwestern University with then-President Henry S. bienen)

Former Northwestern president Henry Bienen told North by Northwestern in 2016, “I asked if she knew purple was the color of Northwestern because it could just be the royal color, and she just laughed. I think she did it on purpose.’

The royal was then spotted in a Northwestern sweater, which she regularly wore as part of her more low-key gym attire.

Meanwhile, Meghan was a university student from 2000 to 2003, and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

The royal graduated from the Illinois-based university’s communications school in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree and a double major in theater and international studies.

The main reason for her visit was to raise money for the university's Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, as Diana was then president of London's Royal Marsden Hospital and its cancer fund (pictured, June 5, 1996)

The main reason for her visit was to raise money for the university’s Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, as Diana was then president of London’s Royal Marsden Hospital and its cancer fund (pictured, June 5, 1996)

During the trip, Diana surprised the staff and students and saw children hugging during a hospital visit

During the trip, Diana surprised the staff and students and saw children hugging during a hospital visit

After graduating, she moved back to her hometown, LA, to pursue a career as an actress, landing several film and small screen roles before getting her big break – being cast as Rachel Zane in the wildly popular legal drama suit.

Many fans were amazed at the connection between the dates, commenting: ‘What great news. Lili Diana is such a perfect name. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their family is complete.’

Another wrote: ‘Omg I’m crying! That’s fate! There is certainly a Higher Being, a force, or whatever you call it, that is at work here. So happy for Harry and Meghan.”

One of them remarked, ‘Bless them. Diana would be so proud. May and June will be a super busy time for them from now on.’

Many royal fans were amazed at the coincidence, some called it 'fate' and others said that the birth was 'destiny'

Many royal fans were amazed at the coincidence, some called it ‘fate’ and others said that the birth was ‘destiny’

Others called it “fate,” while a fourth wrote, “The connection is so beautiful.”

Lilibet Diana, named after her great-grandmother the Queen and grandmother Princess Diana, was born at 11:40 a.m. Friday at a California hospital.

It is not known when relatives on her father’s side of the family will first meet the young royal.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they were ‘elated’ by the arrival of baby Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

They wrote: “We are delighted to hear of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.”

Lilibet Diana, named after her great-grandmother the Queen and grandmother Princess Diana, was born at 11:40 a.m. Friday at a California hospital (pictured, Prince Harry, Meghan and their firstborn son Archie)

Lilibet Diana, named after her great-grandmother the Queen and grandmother Princess Diana, was born at 11:40 a.m. Friday at a California hospital (pictured, Prince Harry, Meghan and their firstborn son Archie)

A source has told Us Weekly that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also “sent Lilibet a gift.”

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall posted: ‘Congratulations Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana. I wish them all the best in this special time.’

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted to hear of the news of the birth of a daughter for the Duke and Duchess of sussex. ‘

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