Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say they asked the Queen’s permission before naming daughter ‘Lilibet’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Reports that Prince Harry and wife, Meghan Markle did not get Queen Elizabeth’s permission before naming their daughter ‘Lilibet’ is being rubbished by the couple.

‘Lilibet’ is Queen Elizabeth’s childhood nickname, and reportedly the name that her late husband, Prince Phillip used for her.

And according to the BBC, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, did not get the Queen’s permission to give their daughter this name.

However, a spokesperson for the couple told CNN that this is not true.

The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement. In fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called,” the spokesperson said. “During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the names.”

Prince Harry and Meghan announced the birth of their daughter,  Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on Sunday, June 6.

The couple has had a bumpy relationship with the rest of the Royal Family since they stepped down from royal duties in March 2020. But that relationship became even more strained after an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they revealed damning allegations of racism within the family.

Despite this, Harry has always maintained that he and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth have remained close.