Prince Harry, Meghan Markle deny report they didn’t ask Queen to name daughter Lilibet

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Just as things seem to be settling down between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the Royal Family, a new potential issue emerges. The couple announced over the weekend that their second child, a daughter, was born on Friday and given the name Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. However, according to a BBC source, Harry and Markle never requested permission from the Queen to use the moniker.

A representative for the Sussexes quickly debunked the rumour, claiming that the Queen was the first person Harry contacted. The couple would never have gone forward with the name without the Queen’s approval, according to the spokesman. According to the spokesperson, the Queen was the first family member to be called and being shared the details of naming their daughter.

Furthermore, it was alleged that after the BBC article was released, Harry and Markle issued a legal threat through their attorneys. According to a British media source, an unusual warning to UK outlets was sent out, instructing them not to repeat the charge that the former royals did not seek the Queen’s approval.

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