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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle rubbish claims they named Lilibet without Queen's approval

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle trashed longstanding claims that they named Lilibet after the Queen without approval

By Web Desk
July 01, 2022

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly sounded off on longstanding claims that they named their daughter Lilibet after the Queen without the monarch’s approval, reported The Daily Mail.

The Duke of Duchess of Sussex notably named their daughter Lilibet after her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, who was called Lilibet as a child by her late father King George VI and then by her late husband Prince Philip.

However, recently, many reports suggested that Harry and Meghan failed to reach out to the Queen to get her approval before naming their little one Lilibet, and now the couple has reportedly reacted via a spokesman who says the rumour is ‘false and defamatory’.

Talking to The Daily Mail, the Sussex spokesman 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 honour. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name,” the spokesperson concluded.