Prince Harry debunked the rumors that he did not seek Queen Elizabeth II’s permission to use her name for his daughter.
On June 4, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their second child, Lilibet, in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, came out of her mother’s womb healthily.
Instead of celebrating her birth, some royal experts and watchers called out the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They insisted that using the Queen’s name is a sign of disrespect especially when the two recently slammed the royal family.
For what it’s worth, Prince Harry and Meghan appeared in multiple interviews where they outed damaging statements. The couple especially targeted the monarchy during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
This led people to think that they have no right to use Queen Elizabeth’s name. Despite the rude and demeaning choice of name, a source revealed to Page Six that Prince Harry actually asked for permission.
Prince Harry sought Queen Elizabeth II’s permission
Royal sources clarified to Page Six that the duke called Her Majesty before Meghan gave birth this week. During the call, he, reportedly, asked her approval if they could use her name.
However, another source doubted the information and said, “It will have likely been a call saying that she’s arrived and we’d plan to name her after you — it’s not really something one can say no to. I doubt they asked — more likely informed.”
When the royal couple announced the name, they constructed an official statement to deliver the news.
According to Prince and Meghan, they named their daughter after her great-grandmother. Queen Elizabeth II, reportedly, gained the family nickname of Lilibet.
The name also bears a tribute to her late grandmother, Princess Diana, who tragically passed away in a car accident in 1997.
Thus, the daughter goes by the name of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Is Queen Elizabeth II happy with the tribute?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look really happy that they came up with the name; but Queen Elizabeth II feels otherwise.
On Monday, royal commentator Angela Levin appeared in an interview with Good Morning Britain. According to her, Her Majesty will not feel glad after all that happened.
“Not after what’s happened, I think she’s desperately unhappy because they were desperately rude about her. I don’t think it’s a good idea. I think it’s quite rude to Her Majesty the Queen,” she said.
But the Buckingham Palace truly expressed the family’s delight through a statement following Lili’s birth.
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