Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have reportedly denied the report that they didn’t ask for the Queen’s permission to use ‘Lilibet’ as her daughter before naming their little girl Lilibet- Queen Elizabeth’s childhood nickname.
As mentioned in a BBC report, the couple never confirmed if they could use the nickname for their second born. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her second child this Friday in California.
In response to this, Harry told CNN that he spoke with the Queen prior to making any official announcement, and she supports the decision.
The newborn’s first name comes from the Queen’s, and her middle name, Diana, praises Harry’s late mother, who died in a fatal car crash in 1997. Lilibet’s birth was announced on Sunday, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex saying they had been “honored” by their girl’s birth.
Following her birth, the Royal Palace announced that the Queen and other royals are happy with the news.
A spokesman from the palace said, “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
Lilibet Diana is sister to two-year-old Archie Harrison and Queen’s 11th great-grandchild. Lilibet is now eighth in line for the British Throne. Unlike Louis and Geroge( Sons of William And Catherine), Lilibet Diana doesn’t share any titles like “princess” or “prince” as only the royal grandchildren are bestowed with these titles. The Queen made an exception for William’s lineage as they share the direct line of succession.
During the dramatic interview with a legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey, the couple confirmed they were pregnant. Harry and Meghan voiced their struggles with the British Royal Family. Meghan alleged the Queen’s family was concerned regarding the skin tone of her then-unborn son.
Meghan declined to name the family members, saying, “it won’t do them any good.” However, Prince Harry later reaffirmed that Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II never took part in these discussions.