Harry And Meghan Deny Reports That They Didn’t Ask Queen Before Naming Daughter Lilibet

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle daughter: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have denied the claims made by reports, regarding how they named their daughter. The report claimed that they had didn’t check with Queen Elizabeth II, before naming their daughter, Lilibet.

The BBC report cited an unnamed Buckingham Palace source, while making this claim. A source close to Prince Harry revealed that the couple had a conversation with the Queen Elizabeth II, regarding naming their daughter.

‘Lilibet’ is Queen Elizabeth’s childhood nickname

“The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement. In fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called. During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the names,” said the spokesperson.

However, Buckingham Palace has now refused to give any statement to the CNN regarding the same.

The name ‘Lilibet’ is actually the nickname of Queen Elizabeth II. The name comes from her childhood, at a time when she reportedly couldn’t pronounce her own name properly. Her grandfather, King George V, would often mimick her attempts, at pronouncing ‘Elizabeth’. The Queen’s late husband, Prince Philip, who died in April this year, would also call her by her childhood name. When Queen Elizabeth’s mother died in 2002, her coffin held a single wreath from the monarch with a card signed, “In loving memory, Lilibet.”

Harry and Meghan‘s daughter was named Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was named after both the 95-year-old Queen and Princess Diana, Prince Harry’s late mother. Their daughter was born on June 4, in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California. This hospital was founded by women, in the year, 1888.

Soon after the birth of their daughter, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got on a video call with the Queen.

Prince Harry and Suits actor Meghan Markle got married at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their first child, Archie was born a year after the marriage.