Meghan and Harry's second child was born on Friday, but despite a new baby being a wonderous affair, there has been much controversy around the child, especially her name...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their new baby girl into the world!
However, there has been much controversy surrounding her name...
The baby girl was named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The name pays tribute to Harry's late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in 1997, when Harry was just 12.
The name Lilibet is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II herself.
A family pet name, the Queen bestowed it on herself as a child as she couldn't pronounce the name Elizabeth. The name was particularly used by the Queen's late husband Prince Philip. It was also used by her doting father, King George VI.
The couple seems to have been the pillars of scrutiny against the Royal Family since stepping down from their positions last January.
Meghan and Harry said they wanted a more 'private' life for their children, and moved to Los Angeles to live a more normal life out of the media eye.
However, many feel like the couple has truly slandered the Royal Family.
And that Harry's relationships with his brother, father and grandparents is 'hanging by a thread.'
Despite the rifts, there are reports that the Royal Family is "delighted" with the news.
Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana 🎊— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 6, 2021
Wishing them all well at this special time. pic.twitter.com/ucJZIm2kqH
Despite Harry's continuous blasting of them across all media platforms.
Harry's relationship with his family remains strained.
With Charles apparently refusing his calls on the lead up to the announcement in 2020. Harry also said he was financially cut off from his father after they stepped down and at first they were forced to live off Diana's inheritance.
Asked by Oprah Winfrey during their televised interview about why they left, Harry blamed a "lack of support and lack of understanding"
He also said he wanted to get away from the 'genetic pain' he felt from his family, especially his father, Prince Charles.
"I feel really let down because he's been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, (and) Archie's his grandson."
"But at the same time – I will always love him – but there's a lot of hurt that's happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.
"But they only know what they know, or what they're told."
prince harry named his daughter after his grandmother, queen elizabeth & his mother, princess diana. lilibet diana mountbatten windsor 🤍 pic.twitter.com/w00ZPZjnk5— best of prince harry (@harrysussex_) June 6, 2021
Now, despite only being three days old, Lilibet's name seems to be the main point of controversy.
With one royal biographer, Angela Levin, deeming it as 'rude.'
There are even accusations that by using the Queen's private pet name as a first name, Harry has broken royal protocol.
In light of the birth of #HarryandMeghan 's daughter Lilibet 'Lili' Diana, here's the original Lilibet (aged 3) with her grandfather King George V, who first used it. #RoyalFamily #Royals #History #TheQueen pic.twitter.com/MUH9R4AJWO— Jane Dismore (@JaneDismore) June 6, 2021
Harry has been heavily criticized for taking such a private, intimate pet name and giving it to his child, after his onslaught of abuse against his Grandmother and the Firm.
Royal commentator Richard Kay suggested it may be a step too far for Meghan and Harry to name their daughter Lilibet.
Writing in a column for the Daily Mail, he said: "By giving the baby the name Lilibet, the Queen's private family nickname – even though they intend to use the diminutive 'Lili' for their daughter – there is a risk."
"Will it be seen as a presumptuous choice for a royal baby who is eighth in line to the throne, but who will grow up on the other side of the world speaking with an American accent?"
"It is tempting to wonder if Harry would have been so emboldened in his choice if his grandfather Prince Philip – the only close family member permitted to call the Queen 'Lilibet' – had still been alive."
"Doubtless, there will be among the more cautious courtiers at the Palace some discomfort and the odd raised eyebrow at this latest convention-destroying Exocet from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex."
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 6, 2021
Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild. pic.twitter.com/dGVeRpd3pK
There has been a mixed response to the name, with some believing it is the couple pandering to the Queen for forgiveness, whilst others believe it to be a touching tribute.
There has yet to be a picture released of the baby Lilibet...
But its safe to say, she's been born unto a world much bigger than herself...
What do you think of the name?
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