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Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor: Confusion over how Harry and Meghan told Queen to use her nickname for their baby | UK News

Confusion remains over how Prince Harry and Meghan told the Queen they were going to use her nickname, Lilibet, for their baby girl’s first name.

Sunday night, the Sussexes announced the arrival of their little girl, confirming that they had called her Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Lilibet is the nickname given to the Queen when she was a child.

The Queen and Duchess of Sussex at an event in Widnes, Cheshire in June 2018
A spokesperson for Harry said the Queen was the first member of the family he called

There are conflicting reports on how or when they did Harryher grandmother was aware of the choice of the name, and whether they had asked her permission first or just told her that they had decided to use Lilibet.

The palace declined to comment, but a palace source did not deny the suggestion that the queen had “never been asked” about the use of the nickname.

However, Sky News was informed by a Sussex spokesperson that the Queen was the first family member Prince Harry called before making the announcement on Sunday.

The spokesperson also confirmed that during his conversation with the Queen, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet “in her honor”, and that if she had not supported, they would not have used the name .

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In their official statement over the weekend, the Sussexes confirmed the name was a tribute to the Queen, saying: “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. “

Sky News understands that Prince Harry also spoke to other family members before the announcement was made this weekend.

File photo dated 25/09/2019 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex holding their son Archie during a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Ms Tutu at their heritage foundation in Cape Town on day three of their tour in Africa.  Meghan and Harry will be celebrating their son's second birthday, who helped inspire his mother's new picture book.  Issue date: Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Lilibet is Archie’s first brother, pictured here in 2019

Some have interpreted the choice of the monarch’s nickname as a potential olive branch and a sign that family still matters to Harry.

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