Last Friday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became parents for the second time. They named the newborn girl Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The joyous event, which the parents officially announced on Sunday June 6th, took place in Santa Barbara, California. The press secretary said:
She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces at birth. Both mother and child are healthy and well, they are already at home.
The girl received her first name in honor of her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II – in a narrow family circle she is called Lilibet. Parents will call the baby simply Lily. The second name of the newborn is Diana, in honor of the Princess of Wales, the mother of Prince Harry.
However, among the British, the name given by the parents caused a mixed reaction. Many considered this decision of the couple to be incorrect and wondered if the royal family had given permission for the public disclosure of the household nickname of Elizabeth II. On Sunday’s Australian Sunrise show, journalist Peter Ford stated:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talked about their intentions to distance themselves from the family, but instead chose to return to the center of media attention. The Duke and Duchess are full of contradictions.
According to some Britons, the decision of the spouses looks more like hypocrisy. If Meghan and Harry sincerely wanted to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, they would not have given interviews and remained silent.
Little Lily is the couple’s second child. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s firstborn was born on May 6, 2019. Prince Harry and Megan practically do not publish his photos and carefully hide the baby from the paparazzi.