Prince Harry has gushed about Kate Middleton and Prince William's second child.

The royal family's newest member, a girl, was born at 8.34am on 2 May, weighing 8lb 3oz, just two hours after the 32-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William\'s second child was born on 2 May. AFP / Getty Images
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The new royal princess has been visited by various members of the family Reuters

The 30-year-old royal, who missed the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's second baby, said via Kensington Palace: "She is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to meet her."

Last year, when Kate Middleton's pregnancy news was confirmed, Prince Harry had joked that he cannot wait to see his brother, the Duke of Cambridge "suffer more".

Meanwhile, royal biographer Andrew Morton previously revealed that the royal couple will name their second child Diana if it's a girl.

"Close friends to William and Kate have told me that if it is a girl they want to name the baby after Diana. They discussed girls' names before George was born and now they're hoping the next one is a girl so they can carry out their wish to honour William's mother. They're not too thrilled at the thought it will be shortened to Princess Di. But it won't change their minds," Morton told The Sun.