Harry and Meghan Hit Back at Claims About Lili's Name | 22 Words

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have hit back at claims suggesting that they "didn't ask" the Queen for permission before officially deciding on their daughter's name.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, Lili for short, was born June 4th.

Upon her arrival, an official announcement was released via the Archwell foundation website.

"On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili," it read. "She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we've felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."

Another statement released by their press secretary revealed further details about the happy occasion, revealing that "both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home."

The couple chose the name Lilibet in honor of the affectionate family nickname of her great-grandmother, The Queen, and of course, her middle name, Diana, was given in honor of Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, who tragically passed away in a car accident in 1997.

However, reports have stated that a source from inside the Palace said the pair did not ask permission from the Queen to use her special nickname, but those claims have been shut down today.

A spokesperson for the former senior royal couple has released a statement on the matter, stating the following:

​"The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called. 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 name."

The news comes after one particular royal commentator said that naming their daughter Lilibet was "rude" and "demeaning" to the Queen.

While appearing on a segment of Good Morning Britain, Angela Levin said she didn't think it was a "good idea," then explaining she thought it was "quite rude to her Majesty the Queen."

She continued:

"It was a very private nickname from her husband [Prince Philip] who hasn't been dead for very long... Prince Charles would never dream of referring to his mother as Lilibet.

"It was a special name [for] the Duke of Edinburgh. I think it's quite demeaning."

The Queen doesn't seem to agree, Angela.

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Reports have stated that Her Royal Highness has already met little Lili over a Zoom call. Other family members have yet to meet the newborn, but we hope they will very soon!