Royal Expert Believes Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Name Choice Of Lilibet Is 'Rude & Demeaning' Towards The Queen
While some think Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's name choice for their daughter was a sweet nod to Queen Elizabeth, royal expert Angela Levin thinks the moniker Lilibet is disrespectful.
On June 4, the actress gave birth, and two days later, they revealed via their Archewell website that they named their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The name Lilibet is a nickname the late Prince Philip used to call his wife, which is why expert Angela Levin though the decision was inappropriate.
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"I don’t think it’s a good idea — I think it’s quite rude to Her Majesty Her Queen," she stated on Good Morning Britain. "It was a very private nickname from her husband, 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."
Levin added that "Prince Charles would never dream of calling his mother Lilibet."
Harry did inform the Queen that he was going to name his daughter after her, "but I bet you he didn’t say, ‘I’m going choose Lilibet,'" the royal biographer noted.
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If the royal family is upset with the name, they have yet to say so publicly.
"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 of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," their official statement read after the birth.
The Royal Observer previously reported that the matriarch has even seen the family's newest addition via video chat.
"Since the couple moved to L.A., the Queen has become very familiar with Zoom," the insider spilled. "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."