The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, announced the birth of their second child last Sunday. They named their second-born daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, with rumours that the queen had approved the name going round.
An insider, however, refutes claims saying that the conversation between Harry and the Queen was a “telling, not an asking”. The couple’s friends hinted at journalists that Lilibet had been introduced to the Queen via video call.
“No video call has taken place,” the palace insider stated, “Friends of the Sussexes appear to have given misleading briefings to journalists about what the Queen had said and that took the whole thing over the edge. The Palace couldn’t deny the story that this was a mistruth,” they added.
This was confirmed by the Queen’s move to ditch the “never complain, never explain” policy. The Queen ordered correction of any statements which misrepresent her private conversations or those of other senior Royals.
Meghan and Harry named their daughter Lilibet after the Queen. “Lilibet” is Queen Elizabeth’s childhood nickname, A name close family members, including her husband the late Prince Philip, call her.
Meghan and her husband Harry’s relationship with the Royal Family was stretched when they shared the reason for moving out of Buckingham Palace. They moved out a few days before their firstborn Archie was born.
They revealed to the media that their relationship with the Queen is a rocky one. Meghan claims it drove her to thoughts of suicide.