The source had denied reports that appeared in the wake of the birth of Prince Harry and Megan’s daughter, who said they had asked the Queen before choosing this name for their daughter.
Prince Harry’s spokesman said that if the Queen had not agreed to this, the couple would not have used this name, adding that “the Duke spoke to his family before the announcement, and in fact his grandmother was the first person in the family to call him (Harry).”
“During that conversation, he hoped to name their daughter Lillipet after her,” he said. And if she (the Queen) did not agree to that, they would not have used the name.”
And Lilibet is the pampering name of the Queen known among the family since her childhood.
The relationship of the couple, Harry and Meghan, and the royal family has been making headlines in recent months.
Earlier this year, while the couple was waiting for the birth of their daughter, they criticized the royal family during a television interview with Oprah Winfrey, and alleged racism inside the palace.
Although Harry has spoken of difficulties between him and his father, he said he had a “really good” relationship with the Queen and they were constantly talking through video calls.
And over the weekend, the couple announced that their daughter, Lilibit “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born at a hospital in Santa Barbara, California on Friday morning.
The name “Lilibet” carries much of Her Majesty’s personal history.
Lillipet, the pampering name for Queen Elizabeth, was coined when Princess Elizabeth was then just a little girl and couldn’t pronounce her name correctly. Her grandfather, King George V, would affectionately call her Lillipet, mimicking her attempts to pronounce her name, and it soon became a household name ever since.
The Queen had signed Lillipet’s name on a funeral wreath for one of her closest friends, the Earl of Mountbatten. The Queen’s late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, called her by that title.
After Lillibit was born, it was widely assumed that Harry and Meghan would first speak to the Queen about choosing a name.
Subsequent press accounts, citing “friends” of the couple, indicated that Harry sought permission from his grandmother.
The Times also said it understood that Harry had informed the Queen of the name.
A source close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s family also told the BBC that Harry had spoken to the Queen before the birth.
Lillibet is the Queen’s eleventh granddaughter, and younger sister to Archie, who is now two years old.
Her middle name, Diana, is a tribute to Prince Harry’s late mother. The middle name of Lillibit’s cousin, Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and Catherine, Diana as well as Elizabeth.
After Lillibit’s birth, Buckingham Palace said the Queen and senior members of the royal family said they were “delighted with the news”.
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, the couple said they would be satisfied with a second child, which means they don’t plan to have any more.