After all the accusations made by Harry and Meghan Markle over the past year about the Royal Family, including their bombshell interview with Oprah and Harry’s appearance on Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast where he spoke of the “genetic pain” he suffered because of his father, the Queen seems to have had it enough.
Once the interview aired and The Sussexes revealed how senior royals were concerned about Archie’s skin color and even failed to help Meghan with her suicidal thoughts, the Royals didn’t answer back. They neither confirmed nor denied the accusations mainly because they were following the royal protocol which has always been “never complain and never explain.” The Palace only issued a statement on the behalf of Her Majesty The Queen which said that the family will resolve any issues privately, stating that Harry and Meghan will always be much loved family members.
However, according to some news outlets, things went too far when the couple named their newborn daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the Queen’s childhood nickname given to her by her grandfather, so the Queen decided to change the Royal protocol in order to be able to respond to any mistrusts.
Mail on Sunday revealed that from now on Palace aides will correct false media reports which misrepresent private conversations between the Queen and other senior royals.
Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on the birth of their new arrival Lilibet 👶
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This came mainly because of the number of rumors regarding the Queen’s feelings about the name Lilibet. According to Harry and Meghan, he spoke to his grandmother and asked her for permission. BBC News, however, reported that it wasn’t true, something that angered Harry so much that he threatened to sue the newspaper, according to The Sun.
The couple further claimed that they would have never used the name if the Queen didn’t approve of that. They also said that they introduced Lilibet to her great-grandma through a video-call, which again, was said not to be true according to a source speaking to Mail on Sunday. The source was reported to have added: “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.”
Prince Harry spoke with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II before his new daughter’s name, Lilibet Diana, was made public, a spokesperson for the new mom and dad said after a UK media report suggested otherwise. https://t.co/Nz2VkfG6GV
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 9, 2021
Royal biographer Angela Levin also believes that Queen Elizabeth wasn’t thrilled with her 11th great-grandchild’s name as it was the name only Prince Philip used.
“I think it’s quite rude to her Majesty the Queen. It was a very private nickname from her husband who hasn’t been dead that long,” she told U.K. morning show Good Morning Britain.
However, now that the Royal protocol is about to change, the Palace will be able to answer to any of the rumors regarding the relationship between the members of the Royal Family.
— Business Insider India🇮🇳 (@BiIndia) June 13, 2021
Amid the feud and the constant rows between the members of her family, Queen Elizabeth is focused on her royal duties. She, together with Prince Charles and Camilla, as well as William and Kate, welcomed the leaders to the G7 summit which took place in Cornwall, England on Friday.
We truly wish that the Royals be able to leave any misunderstandings behind, especially now when the new baby was born.