Prince Harry called up the Queen for permission to name his daughter Lilibet, which is the monarch’s nickname, Page Six is told.
Harry, 36, remains close to his grandmother, despite quitting the royal family in 2020 amid the “Megxit” storm and giving recent interviews filled with accusations, including claims of racism, against Buckingham Palace.
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Although a royal commentator called the choice of name “rude” and “demeaning” — and insisted that only the late Prince Philip called Her Majesty Lilibet — we’re told that Harry absolutely sought permission before his baby’s birth.
Royal sources have confirmed that Harry called Queen Elizabeth II before his wife, Meghan Markle, gave birth in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on June 4.
But another royal source said, “It will have likely been a call saying that she’s arrived and we’d plan to name her after you — it’s not really something one can say no to. I doubt they asked — more likely informed.”
Announcing the birth of Lilibet Diana, a statement released by Harry and Markle, 39, read, “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.”
Lilibet is also named after her late grandmother Princess Diana, who died at the age of 36 in a tragic 1997 car crash in Paris.