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British TV Presenters on Royal Rift over Name 'Lilibet' & Threat of Legal Action against BBC

Joe Akins
Jun 10, 2021
03:09 P.M.
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British TV presenters recently shared their thoughts and opinions about the rift within the royal family over the name "Lilibet" and the threat of legal action against the BBC by Prince Harry.

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Over the past couple of months, things between the royal family have been dicey since Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle decided to make their exit.

Most recently, there has been quite a lot of confusion as to the name "Lilibet," which Harry and Meghan named their second child, a daughter they just welcomed.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

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Speaking on these issues, British TV presenters on "Good Morning Britain" shared their thoughts about what was going on and how things were beginning to take shape due to certain actions.

Presenter Trisha Goddard expressed that although they named their daughter Lilibet, she is not sure they have said it was all about the Queen since Meghan's grandmother is also named Lily. She added:

"And I don't believe for a minute that they did not talk with the Queen. I mean it is well known that Harry and the Queen have a really close relationship."

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Goddard continued by saying that everything happening was about pain and that right now, what was happening to Harry and Meghan was bullying.

She concluded by saying that although the couple may not always make the wisest choices and even though they sat still and said nothing, to some people, it looked like they could not do right anyway.

Harry's biographer believes the birth of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor would help him heal from the loss of his mother.

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Speaking on the threat of legal action against BBC by the couple, another presenter pointed out she felt it was an absurd move to make as libel actions were hard to prove, seeing as one had to show that serious harm was and is being done.

She added that she was not sure how it would stand up in court and that, admittedly, it was probably never going to make it to court. She also said:

"It just seemed designed to create yet more misery and attention… I think he [Harry] is in danger of doing more harm to those causes..."

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Since the birth of their daughter on June 4, there has been controversy over them choosing to name her Lilibet, as one royal commentator said it was rude and demeaning to the Queen.

Although a source close to the Sussexes expressed that Harry had called his grandmother to tell her that they were going to name their daughter after her, another source close to the royal family disputed the claim saying no permission was asked.

While some view the naming as an attempt to mend the rift with the royal family, others claim that it seems to have only deepened the division among some at the palace.

Despite the back and forth, Harry's biographer believes the birth of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor would help him heal from the loss of his mother, Diana, whom his daughter is named after also.

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