The BBC quoted a royal source as saying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not “consult” Queen Elizabeth before naming their daughter “Lilipt”, which is the queen’s pampering name.
The source denied reports that emerged following 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, in a statement, rejected what was published by the “BBC”, stressing that it was untrue. Prince Harry’s spokesman said in a statement that if the Queen had not agreed to this, the couple would not have used that 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 contact Harry.”
“During that conversation, he hoped they would name their daughter Lillipet after her,” he said. And if the Queen had not agreed to that, they would not have used the name.”
Things escalated after that, and Harry threatened legal action against the BBC through the law firm Schillings.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their new baby girl last Friday, before they announced the news of the birth last Sunday. And they named her Lillibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. After Lilipet was born, it was widely assumed that Harry and Meghan would first speak to the Queen about choosing a name.
Lilipet is the Queen’s 11th granddaughter and younger sister to Archie, who is now two years old.
The name “Lilibet” carries a lot of personal history for the Queen of Britain, as she had known it since she was just a little girl, and she could not pronounce her name correctly. Her grandfather, King George V, used to call her, imitating her attempts to pronounce her name, and this soon became a household name. Her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, called her by that title. (agencies)