Archie, the first child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was born in 2019. Their daughter was born two years later, and the couple’s choice of name caused quite a stir.
The young child was given the name Lilibet, after the Queen, but other people claimed that since Harry and Meghan had already left the Royal Family, it wasn’t the correct thing for them to do.
Lilibet only had one encounter with the Queen because she was born in the US.
According to all reports, that encounter fell short of Harry and Meghan’s expectations since Elizabeth refused to pose for a picture with her great-granddaughter.
Now, a royal author has asserted that Harry was aware that the Duke of Sussex would face controversy for naming his daughter Lilibet.
Harry and Meghan have kept a low profile since the Duke launched his book Spare in early January. Since the publication of the book, the couple has only once been spotted out and about; it is most likely that they are staying at home with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.
Well, Harry didn’t hold back in his memoir when it came to attacking the Royal Family. Prince Harry made several fresh revelations about his life as a member of the royal family, and King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton all received their fair share of criticism.
Also, he complained that he wasn’t invited to William and Kate’s house to play with Prince George when he was still a toddler and expressed his worry that Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, their younger children, may grow up to be “Spares” like him.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was the couple’s first child. Interestingly, there is no association between the name Archie and the British Royal Family. It has the meanings “genuine” or “brave,” and is a fairly popular name in the UK.
For the daughter of Harry and Meghan, though, it’s a very different tale. The couple was “very unlikely” to name their daughter Diana, a source told Page Six at the time.
Additionally, it was claimed that Harry and Meghan worried that the name Diana would “put too much weight on the child” and make everything in her life more challenging.
Although Lilibet is a reference to Queen Elizabeth, who was known as “Lilibet” when she was a young child. In fact, the then-Princess Elizabeth herself first adopted it because she had trouble pronouncing her own name.
King George V, the Queen’s grandfather, used to refer to her as “Lilibet.” According to The Guardian, the name has stayed ever since. The closest members of the family, including her late husband, Prince Philip, referred to her as Lilibet.
After their wedding, Philip stated in a letter to his mother-in-law that “Lilibet is the one ‘thing’ in the world which is entirely real to me.”
Despite Harry and Meghan’s baby daughter is named Lilibet, she will be known as “Lili.”
That seems like a beautiful thing to do to name their kid after the Queen and Princess Diana (Lilibet gets her grandmother’s name as her middle name). But, if some legends are to be believed, the names have deeper meanings than they initially appear to.
Harry and Meghan experienced severe criticism over the names they chose for their cherished daughter soon after her birth. Richard Kay, a royal pundit, suggested in a Daily Mail essay that Meghan and Harry may have gone too far by calling their daughter Lilibet.
Even if they intend to use the diminutive “Lili” for their daughter, there is a risk in naming the child Lilibet, according to Kay, who was quoted by Express.
The ninth in line to the throne asked, “Would it be considered as a pretentious choice for a royal infant who will grow up on the other side of the planet speaking with an American accent?”
And how might Prince Charles feel about his fifth grandchild using a name that is so closely associated with the family but that he has never used himself? It is tempting to speculate if Harry would have been as confident in his decision if his grandpa Prince Philip, the only member of his immediate family allowed to refer to the Queen as “Lilibet,” had been living.