Harry and Meghan announced the birth of daughter Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Sunday. Her name is a tribute to Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, who was also referred to as Lilibet by her relatives. Also, the girl is named after Harry’s mother Diana. Multiple royalty experts strongly suspect that this would be a step towards reconciliation, as family ties are on edge after the explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Still put BBC there are question marks. The broadcaster was told through a royal source that the couple did not ask Elizabeth’s permission at all before choosing the name. In a legal letter, Harry demands that BBC stop with these kinds of accusations.
Harry and Meghan state that the Queen is the first relative they called. Their spokesperson said: “During that conversation, Harry shared their hopes of naming their daughter Lilibet. If the Queen didn’t want this, they wouldn’t have used the name.” Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess have now sent a letter to various media, stating that it is… BBCarticle was false and that the allegations should not be repeated. If they do, they threaten further legal action.
It is not the first time that the couple has started a lawsuit against the media. For example, there are still lawsuits against various tabloids: they complained, among other things, about the The Sun, Splash News and some paparazzi. In early May, Meghan won the full lawsuit against the British tabloid tab Mail on Sunday, after they published a confidential letter to her father.
Marc van der Linden reacted in RTL Boulevard to the birth of Lili. You can see all about it below.