This year has been hard for Queen Elizabeth who lost her loving husband of 73 years in April, but at the same time, she became a great-grandmother again.
On June 4, the arrival of baby Lilibeth “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was announced, and once again, all eyes were on the proud mom and dad, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who caused quite a stir during the past year.
Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties and moved to America. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they didn’t get the chance to return to Britain, except for Harry, who attended his grandfather’s funeral but was in a rush to get back to Meghan and Archie and missed his grandma’s birthday. As a result, Prince Charles, as well as the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, didn’t get the chance to see little Archie for quite some time.
👑 Finally we have heard the pitter patter of tiny royal feet from across the pond with the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ daughter, Lilibet Diana.@CamillaTominey explores the real reason behind the name chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan
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— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 7, 2021
However, despite the fact that their relationship with Harry and Meghan isn’t the brightest at the moment, the royals were thrilled with the birth of sweet Lilibeth. They shared a statement congratulating the new parents. It read: “The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news.”
According to many, the Queen was probably consulted about the baby’s name, but many believe she isn’t impressed by the choice. In fact, according to royal biographer Angela Levin, Meghan and Harry’s move is somewhat “rude.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their second child, Lilibet Diana. Her name is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood nickname and the late Princess Diana. https://t.co/hNXxxkxU5V pic.twitter.com/S8Ia7meVue
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 6, 2021
“I think she’s desperately unhappy because they were desperately rude about her [Queen Elizbeth.] I don’t think it’s a good idea. 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 for very long. Prince Charles would never dream of referring to his mother as Lilibet. He’s never used it – it was a special name, especially for the Duke of Edinburgh,” she said on Good Morning Britain.
What do you think of the name which pays tribute to two very special women in Harry’s life?