Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter — named Lilibet Diana — has a special moniker, and it may because the couple are trying to get back in the royal family's good graces.
“Lilibet is such a personal name to the Queen you would hope they gave the palace the heads-up," royal expert Phil Dampier said. “I suspect Harry and Meghan have realized they’ve overdone their criticism in recent months and the penny has dropped that they’ve caused deep hurt to Harry’s gran and other family members."
“They might be trying to undo some of the damage," Dampier, who write a weekly column for The Royal Observer, added.
Meghan and Harry announced the exciting news about their new tot on June 6.
"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."
However, not everyone is happy with new name. "I don’t think it’s a good idea — I think it’s quite rude to Her Majesty Her Queen," she said on Good Morning Britain. "It was a very private nickname from her husband [Prince Philip], who hasn’t been dead for very long."
"We knew what it was but it was his name — [the Duke of Edinburgh] wanted that name for her, it was a special name," she continued. "I think it’s quite demeaning, I really believe that."
Despite the drama within the royal family, it seems like the new baby might help heal all wounds.
“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,” a source told The Royal Observer. “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.”