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Meghan & Harry Naming Daughter Lilibet Is Rude to Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Expert Claims

Laura Beatham
Jun 08, 2021
08:10 A.M.
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A royal expert claimed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry choosing to name their daughter Lilibet was not a good idea and would be upsetting to the Queen. 

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"Good Morning, Britain" featured royal biographer Angela Levin this week. The royal expert shared that she felt Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's choice to name their daughter, Lilibet, was rude towards Queen Elizabeth II.

In contrast, others claim that the name will serve as an olive branch from Harry and Meghan to the rest of the royal family, while others noted it was an affectionate nod to the Queen. 

Queen Elizabeth II pictured at a multi-faith reception in 2012. | Photo: Getty Images

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Lilibet was a family name for the Queen because, as a toddler, she could not pronounce her name Elizabeth properly. So her parents and grandparents started using Lilibet as a nickname. 

The last person to use the name on the Queen was her late husband, Prince Philip. However, the Queen was known to use the name herself, as she regularly signed off letters to loved ones with the nickname. 

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Journalist Afua Adom, who was also on the "Good Morning, Britain" with Levin, believes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose the name for their daughter to honor the Queen, but Levin feels the Queen is upset over this. 

She stated the Queen would be unhappy about the name, as the royal couple had been "desperately rude about her." Furthermore, Levin thinks the name was not a good idea. 

According to Page Six, Prince Harry... informed the Queen about their decision to honor her. 

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Although another host pointed out that the name was known by most, Levin explained that it was a private name used by the late Prince Philip, who passed away on April 9, 2021. 

She added that even Charles, the Prince of Wales, would have never referred to his mother with the nickname, as it was an incredibly special name for the late Duke of Edinburgh. 

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Levin went as far as to say the Sussexes' choice to use the name was demeaning towards the Queen. However, others are not so sure that the Queen would be as upset as Levin described. 

Adom said it was ridiculous "to say the Queen would be unhappy." She added that the name is also a nod to Meghan's mother, Doria, as she used the nickname, Flower, for her daughter. 

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According to Page Six, Prince Harry, who has admitted he has a close relationship with his grandmother, informed the Queen about their decision to honor her by naming their second child after her. 

However, another royal commentator stated they doubted the now parents-of-two had asked the Queen for her permission, instead, they would have just informed her of the name choice. 

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