The spokeswoman added that during this conversation he had expressed his hope that the girl would be named Lilibet in honor of his grandmother. “If she hadn’t supported that, they wouldn’t have used the name,” she added. And the BBC had reported earlier, quoting circles in the palace, that the couple did not include the Queen in the decision. The palace did not want to comment on the matter.
The daughter of Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, who goes by the name Diana as well as Lillipet, was born last Friday in a California clinic. The couple had already pulled out of the immediate royal family last year with their now two-year-old son Archie and moved to the United States. Since a sensational interview between the two, in which they complained of a lack of support from the royal family and of racism, their relationship with the royal family has become cloudy.
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