Prince Harry has slammed reports that he didn’t seek permission from his grandmother, the Queen of England, Elizabeth, before naming his daughter her nickname ‘Lilibet’
The father of two is reported have ignored calling his grandmother and seeking her opinion before naming his daughter after her.
“Palace source tells BBC that the Queen was not asked by Meghan and Harry over the use of her childhood nickname; reports suggested Harry had sought permission from Queen to call newborn ‘Lilibet’; but Palace source says the Queen was ‘never asked’,” Jonny Dymond told Radio 4 “Today” program.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official spokesman responding to the Palace source said: “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. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”
The duo welcomed the birth of their second child over the weekend and named her after Queen Elizabeth who is the child’s great-grandmother and the mother of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.