Royals update line of succession with Harry, Meghan's daughter Lili’s name after outrage

Web Desk
July 27, 2021

The British royal family has finally stepped forth and made amends after the controversy that was sparked about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter missing from the line of succession.

The name of baby Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was added in the line of succession on the official website of the royal family, on number eight, right after her brother, Archie.

The change was made after concerns were raised earlier regarding Lili’s absence in the list, leading many into speculating whether this was a deliberate snub for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex or an accidental oversight.

Earlier, controversy had stirred over Lili’s name with British press claiming the royal couple had not sought permission from Queen Elizabeth II about using her nickname for their daughter.

The buzz was soon shot down by the Sussex spokesperson, who 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.”