Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did NOT ask Queen before naming their daughter Lilibet, Palace source reveals


MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry DIDN’T ask the Queen about naming their daughter Lilibet, a palace source has claimed.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday, sharing the Queen’s sweet nickname which has been among her family since childhood.

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Meghan and Harry, pictured above with son Archie, did not ask the Queen about the name Lilibet, it has been reported

Those close to Meghan and Harry have so far insisted the parents told Her Majesty about the choice, with one source saying Harry “would have mentioned” the name.

But a Palace source has told the BBC this was not the case, and the Queen was “never asked” about its use.

Meghan and Harry have given a series of jaw-dropping interviews about the Royal Family in recent months, landing the Firm in hot crisis talks with their bombshell Oprah Winfrey chat.

But although Harry spoke of his strained relationship with dad Charles, he said he had a “really good” relationship with the Queen – and spoke regularly with Her Majesty over video call.

The Palace previously declined to discuss when the Queen was informed of the safe arrival of her newest great-grandchild – or whether she was advised on Lili’s name.

Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, whose middle name was given in memory of her grandmother Princess Diana, arrived at 11.40am on Friday in California.

A statement published on their Archewell website said: “On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.

“She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe.

“Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”

HOAR Online has approached Buckingham Palace and representatives for Meghan and Harry for comment.


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