Meghan Markle, Prince Harry anger royal family with baby name rumor debunked

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s choice of name for their daughter sparked rumors that the royal family was angry about it.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their daughter, baby Lili, on June 5. They named her Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor after Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana. However, there were rumors that the royal family was unhappy with their choice of name.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby name choice rumors

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the name of their baby girl, there were a lot of reports concerning the Queen’s reaction. Woman’s Day most recent edition claimed that Queen Elizabeth Ii was not informed of their decision to use her moniker “Lilibet.”

It quoted an unnamed source claiming that Prince Harry and Markle kept baby Lili’s arrival a secret for 48 hours. They allegedly had no idea that it has to scramble Sunday evening to pull a congratulatory statement.

The outlet added that the members of the firm were shocked after learning about Markle’s delivery. Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince William were all baffled.

“Harry and Meghan have done everything in their power to distance themselves from The Firm, and then they turn around and do this. It makes no sense,” the anonymous source said.

The Duke of Cambridge and Princess Royal were reportedly protective of the Queen and they felt that what the Sussexes did was disrespectful. Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales was reportedly positive that his son and daughter-in-law were extending an olive branch.

What’s the truth?

Gossip Cop acknowledged that there were conflicting reports about the Queen being consulted before the Sussexes made the announcement. However, the rumor-debunking site noted that the royal family has been nothing but supportive to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, and Prince William and Kate Middleton all welcomed baby Lili’s arrival. They all posted a sweet message for Prince Harry and Markle’s daughter on social media.

Also, Prince Harry and Markle have already addressed the issue claiming that they did not inform the Queen about their daughter’s name. They released a statement saying, Prince Harry spoke with his family in advance of the announcement. His grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II was the first family member he called.

During their conversation, he informed Her Majesty of their plans of naming their daughter “Lilibet” in her honor and she had been supportive. Their rep said if the monarch disapproved of it, they would have not used the name.

BBC’s royal correspondent Jonny Dymond was the first to claim that the Queen was not informed about the baby’s name. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex already sent BBC legal warning calling the report “false and defamatory.” They also sent letters to other publications and broadcasters warning them that the allegations within the article “should not be repeated.”

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