Prince Harry had to issue a statement on Wednesday about naming his newborn daughter Lillibet after his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s surname. Earlier sources at Buckingham Palace claimed that the 95-year-old Queen was not asked about the naming decision. A royal palace source told the BBC the couple had not asked the Queen about naming their newborn daughter. He dismissed reports that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had spoken to the Queen before birth regarding the name.
Lilibet ‘Lily’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4 in Santa Barbara, California, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex now live. The birth was officially announced on Sunday. A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “The Duke has already spoken to his family before the announcement. In fact, he had spoken to his grandmother first.
“During the conversation, he expressed his hope to name his daughter Lilibet in honor of her grandmother,” the spokesperson said. They wouldn’t have kept the name if she didn’t support it.’ The name has been given.
This nickname appeared when Elizabeth was in infancy and could not pronounce her name correctly. Her grandfather George V affectionately called her Lilibet. Later, the Queen’s late husband, the Duke of Edenberg, also affectionately called her by the same name.