Prince Harry and Meghan have included the Queen and Princess Diana in their baby’s name, but it seems there was a nod to Meghan’s mother as well.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid tribute to both the Queen and Princess Diana with their daughter’s name, but it appears that there is also a secret nod to Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at 11:40 am in California and the new boy is Her Majesty’s nickname.
The Queen got her nickname Lilibet from her grandfather King George V, who joked that she couldn’t pronounce her name Elizabeth as a child.
Prince Philip has also called his wife, the Queen, the same cute name for more than 70 years – while the middle name, Diana, pays homage to Harry’s mother.
But journalist Afua Adom suggested that the baby’s name also has another hidden reference to Meghan’s own mother, Doria, reports The Sun.
In a speech on this Good Morning Britain today and with the royal biographer Angela Levin, Afua said, “Lilibet is such a pretty name, it’s such a sweet name. It’s not just about being named after the queen.
“It’s also a small allusion to Meghan’s mother Doria, because Meghan’s mother’s nickname for her is flower, that’s why we have Lili with us for Lilibet.”
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Harry takes “several months off”
It comes as a source close to Prince Harry and Meghan told the Evening Standard he would take a few months off to spend with his growing family.
In the first few words since Lili’s birth was announced yesterday, a source said big brother Archie was thrilled with his sister’s arrival.
“Archie and his parents are excited to welcome the new addition to their family. He is very happy to have a little sister. “
Omid Scobie, a journalist preferred by Prince Harry and Meghan, said the royals would not be returning to work.
“We’re so used to high-ranking royals working again, but Harry and Meghan are setting a good example. They offer up to 20 weeks of parental leave with Archewell – it will be several months for the two of them, ”he said.
When asked if Her Majesty’s Tribute could heal the wounds caused by the couple’s damaging Oprah interview, he said on Good Morning America, “I don’t know about an olive branch, but it shows how close they are to it Queen always were. “.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission
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