It has been suggested there is a hidden nod to Meghan’s mother in their baby daughter’s name…
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle supposedly paid tribute to Doria Ragland with the name Lilibet.
Meghan gave birth to Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday. The baby’s name was carefully picked, honoring the Queen and Harry’s late mother Princess Diana. And it seems there’s also a hidden reference to Meghan’s mother, Doria.
Royal biographer Angela Levin was highly critical of the name, speaking on Good Morning Britain today.
“It is a bit of a nod to Meghan’s mother Doria as well, because Meghan’s mother’s nickname for her is flower, hence why we’ve got Lili in there for Lilibet.”
Host Susanna Reid was quick to dispute the comment, suggesting that it was “a bit of a stretch.”
“It is a bit of a stretch,” she conceded. “But it’s also a bit of a stretch to say that the Queen is now sitting up in bed with her egg and soldiers, blindsided and disappointed and fuming that her great-grandchild is named after her!”
This comes after royal biographer Angela called Meghan and Harry “rude” for using the name, even calling it “demeaning.”
“I don’t think it’s right, it’s rude,” she stated. “It was a very private nickname from her husband, who hasn’t been long dead.”
When Susanna pointed out it was a well-known name, Angela said: “It was his name, it was his special name.”
Host, Richard Madeley, interjected, asking whether the Queen “when having her egg and soldiers this morning” would be upset by the news.
“Not after what’s happened, she’s desperately unhappy,” Angela insisted. “Harry did mention to his grandma that he was going to name his daughter after her but I bet she didn’t know it was going to be Lilibet.”
She also suggested the Queen was probably “blindsided” by their announcement.
Lilibet is the Queen’s childhood nickname, often used by Prince Philip over the years.
It was given to her by her sister Princess Margaret and dad King George VI, as she couldn’t pronounce her name as a child.
After the Duke of Edinburgh married Queen Elizabeth, he wrote to the Queen’s mother, saying: “Lilibet is the only ‘thing’ in the world which is absolutely real to me.”
The royal couple also chose the middle name Diana in honor of Prince Harry’s late mother, the Princess of Wales.
Lili’s cousin Princess Charlotte also has Diana and Elizabeth as her middle names.
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