Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Daughter's Name Is Also A Tribute To Doria Ragland
Not only did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry name their daughter, Lilibet Diana, after the late Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth, but the moniker is also a tribute to the former actress' mom, Doria Ragland.
Ragland had a special nickname for her daughter growing up.
"Meg, MM, M&M, and Flower (which my mom has called me since I was little)," Meghan wrote on her now-defunct website, The Tig.
Going forward, it seems like Ragland — who lives near the couple in California — will be helping out the couple with their new tot.
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On June 6, the Suits star, 39, and Harry, 36, announced the exciting news.
"It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world," a statement from the couple said.
"Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home," the statement said. "Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."
Even though Harry and Meghan relocated to the West Coast last year, it seems like the red-headed royal wants his family to get to know his daughter. So much so, the Queen, 95, even video chatted with Lili from across the pond!
“Since the couple moved to L.A., the Queen has become very familiar with Zoom. She talks to Harry, Meghan and Archie via technology, and now she is using it to meet her granddaughter. She is a very modern grandmother," a source told The Royal Observer.
“This is the beginning of a new chapter within the family that will hopefully heal old wounds. Finally, there is hope that the family can reunite,” an insider added. “No one knew it at the time, but when Archie was born, Harry and Meghan were so angry with the family that they wanted nothing to do with them moving forward. That is why they broke all traditions and went with a totally new royal name. Now things have changed and they both very much want their daughter to be part of the family, which is why they chose the name Lilibet, the Queen’s childhood nickname.”