Following speculation about how the name ‘Lilibet’ was decided for the second daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, there are new statements.
Did Queen Elizabeth know that Harry and Meghan would name their daughter Lilibet? Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expected to consult the monarch to name her with this significant credit to her, it seems that this was not the case.
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Lilibet was the queen’s childhood nickname
Harry and Meghan named their second daughter with the queen’s childhood nickname —Lilibet—, and with that of the deceased Lady di –Diana-. But the fact that it was suggested that Elizabeth II gave permission to use it is creating divided camps.
According to the royal correspondent of the BBC, Jonny Daymond, the queen was not consulted; this according to an anonymous palace source.
But on the media’s radio show, Daymond says his “trusted source” was “astonished that they didn’t go to the queen.”
Harry did notify his family in advance about the baby announcement
The correspondent continued: ‘The duke spoke with his family prior to the announcement – in fact, his grandmother was the first member to be called. During the conversation, he said that he would hope to name his daughter Lilibet in honor of the queen. If she had not been a support, they would not have used that name.
But Harry and Meghan’s lawyers wrote to the BBC to claim that these justifications are false and defamatory.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is Queen Elizabeth’s 11th great-granddaughter. And about his first name, we do not forget that it was coined from the historical phrase that the King George VI: «Lilibet is my pride. Margaret is my joy.