Queen Elizabeth II, reportedly expressed strong dissatisfaction upon learning that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had decided to name their daughter Lilibet, the Queen’s childhood family nickname, allegedly with her approval. According to the Daily Mail, this information is disclosed by the writer Robert Hardman in his latest book.
Hardman cites a source close to the Queen, stating that her anger was unprecedented. The Queen was particularly upset by the public assertion made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that they wouldn’t have named their daughter Lilibet without the Queen’s “support.” The baby was born in 2021.
Some sources suggest that the couple did not seek permission to use the Queen’s nickname, while others claim they did contact her, and she felt compelled to agree.
Lilibet was a childhood moniker given to Elizabeth II because she had difficulty pronouncing her name. Her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother, her sister Princess Margaret, her husband Prince Philip, and a few close friends all used this endearing nickname.
The book also delves into King Charles III’s perspective on the rift with his younger son. Despite feeling upset about their lack of communication, he is also frustrated, believing he has made extensive efforts to reconcile with Harry.
It is worth noting that since stepping down from their senior royal roles and relocating to California in 2020, 39-year-old Harry and his 42-year-old wife Meghan Markle have consistently criticized their relatives through television interviews, magazines, the Netflix documentary series, and their memoir ‘Spare.’