Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a legal warning claiming that the information that they did not consult the monarch about the child’s name is defamatory.
“The article is false and defamatory, and the accusations contained in it should not be repeated,” the document says.
It emphasizes that Prince Harry discussed this with his family, and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain “was actually the first family member he called, and during this conversation, he shared his desire to name his daughter Lilibet in her honor.” The lawyers added that if the queen had not given her consent, the child would have been named differently.
Earlier, the BBC, citing a source close to the royal family, reported that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle did not consult with Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain when choosing a name for their daughter. On June 4, Harry and Meghan became parents for the second time. The Duchess gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Santa Barbara. The newborn was named Lilibet Diana, after the prince’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and his late mother, Princess Diana. Lilibet is the eighth in line to the throne. The Queen congratulated her grandson and his wife, saying she was “delighted with the news.”