Queen Elizabeth's Last Laugh: Palace Staff 'Celebrating' as the 'Truth' Over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'Lilibet' Naming Exposed

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Queen Elizabeth II was not amused with the name of her great granddaughter's name.

Jan. 16 2024, Updated 6:01 p.m. ET

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The late Queen Elizabeth II was "furious" that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry chose to name their daughter Lilibet after her birth in June 2021.

"I don’t own the palaces, I don’t own the paintings, the only thing I own is my name. And now they’ve taken that," Her late Majesty is reported to have said to one of her courtiers at that time.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip greeting an infant Prince Archie in 2019.

Harry and Meghan insist that they received the monarch's blessing to use her childhood nickname for her great-granddaughter; however, later reports from royal sources claim this was not true, which made the Queen "livid." The revelation of Elizabeth II's anger at the situation has been shared in Robert Hardman's new book, The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy.

Those close to the former working royals are pushing back against the supposed "truth" of the situation. "Meghan and Harry 100 percent got permission from the queen to use the name Lilibet," a Sussex insider spilled. "The report is not true. [Harry and Meghan] don’t know where this is coming from," the source shared to Us Weekly. "They’re shocked that this is coming now; it seems out of nowhere and out of left field. They just feel like it’s more of the same spear campaign that continues against them."

They continued: "They feel it’s convenient [that] this is surfacing now when the queen is not here to defend herself and can’t say what is true or false."

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Queen Elizabeth II was reportedly 'livid' with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for naming their daughter, 'Lilibet.'

Royal circles are rejoicing that this new version of events shows the "vindictiveness" of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "on full display." "There’s no denying it is pleasing that the truth has emerged. [Harry and Meghan] attempted to railroad their version of events through, which weren’t accepted then, and they are not now," a royal source shared. "You’ll find the silence [from the Palace] speaks volumes, but everyone is quietly celebrating this particular wrong being righted."

The "childish" nickname "Lilibet," which is now the valid first name of a royal princess, dates back to the late 1920s, when the revered monarch was a toddler. Princess Elizabeth apparently had trouble pronouncing her name, so her father, King George VI, called her Lilibet. The nickname stuck and would become a favorite of Prince Philip's when referring to his wife.

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Senior royals are allegedly 'worried' about a Prince Harry 'Spare' sequel.

Furthermore, Hardman suggests that if there is one fear the senior royals may have about the California royal rebels, it is another Prince Harry tell-all — a sequel to Spare.

"For the Palace, the most worrying aspect of the book was the omission of large chunks of more recent events," Hardman wrote. "Harry and Meghan’s wedding, married life, and their departure from the royal world amounted to less than a fifth of Harry’s memoir. This suggested a sequel."

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Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan Markle at their only joint royal engagement in June 2018.

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GBN reported on the insider revelations.

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