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Web Desk
June 7, 2021

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's choice of name for baby daughter sparks debate

Web Desk
Mon, Jun 07, 2021

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry choice of name 'Lilibet' is 'rude' towards the Queen, says royal expert 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's choice of name for daughter has left royal commentators divided.

According to royal expert Angela Levin, the choice of name 'Lilibet' is 'rude' towards the Queen.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea – I think it’s quite rude to Her Majesty Her Queen. It was a very private nickname from her husband who hasn’t been dead for very long,” Levin revealed on Good Morning Britain.

“Prince Charles would never dream of calling his mother Lilibet," she added.

The moniker was coined by the Queen herself when she was unable to pronounce her own name during childhood.

It was then taken forth by her father, King George VI, as well as her husband, Prince Philip.

“We knew what it was but it was his name – [the Duke of Edinburgh] wanted that name for her, it was a special name, I think it’s quite demeaning, I really believe that,” Levin continued.

She said that Harry “did mention to his grandmother” that he was going to name his daughter after her – “but I bet you he didn’t say I’m going choose Lilibet.”