Harry and Meghan are denying new rumors, saying they positively requested the unique Lilibet — the Queen — about utilizing her childhood nickname for his or her daughter
Can all of us cease for a second and keep in mind again to final weekend, after we noticed the breaking information that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had welcomed their second baby, a woman? Can we keep in mind after we first learn in regards to the child’s title — Lilibet Diana, a heartwarming tribute to 2 sturdy ladies within the Royal Family — and it prompted us all to soften? Let’s simply hold remembering these emotions whereas we discuss how, as soon as once more, as common, unsurprisingly, Harry and Meghan are having to defend themselves in opposition to vicious, unfounded rumors about their household and their relationship with Queen Elizabeth.
This time, to nobody’s shock, a member of the British press reported that the Queen was by no means consulted by the couple about their choice to make use of her childhood nickname, Lilibet, as their daughter’s first title. The declare got here from BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today program and royal correspondent Jonny Dymond, who stated that Harry and Meghan “never asked” the Queen in regards to the title.
Luckily, a spokesperson for the Sussexes reacted swiftly, releasing an announcement that flatly denied the brand new rumors.
“The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact his grandmother was the first family member he called. During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor,” the assertion stated. “Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”
BREAKING: Prince Harry and Meghan announce the delivery of their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, born on Friday June 4. She is known as after the Queen and Princess Diana. Full announcement beneath #babysussex pic.twitter.com/XrPtTUpFu2
— Victoria Murphy (@byQueenVic) June 6, 2021
Can we simply cease for a second and take into consideration how ridiculous this rumor is to start with. The Royal Family is excessively cautious about its public picture. It’s additionally constructed on generations of custom that embrace intense respect for elders, and for the Monarch particularly. Even although Harry and Meghan have stepped again from their royal roles and moved to the U.S., they nonetheless communicate so extremely of the Queen. On what Earth would they resolve to make use of her childhood nickname as their daughter’s title with out asking her first? It simply really doesn’t make sense, and a “royal correspondent” with any crucial pondering abilities in any respect ought to know that.
Then once more, the press has lengthy been on an absolute mission to vilify Meghan Markle. It was a giant a part of why the couple left their jobs within the Royal Family — and the nation. Their new daughter’s title is good and excellent, a loving tribute to 2 extremely particular ladies. We want Harry, Meghan, Archie, and Lilibet nothing however the very best as they settle in to life collectively.