Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are up against the British media once again. However, this time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have called out BBC over the “false and defamatory” reporting regarding the name of their baby girl, Lilibet.
As per the Variety reported, Harry and Meghan, who welcomed their second child on Friday, have accused the BBC for false reporting about the name of their baby girl. The legal letter from the couple accused the media outlet of false reporting regarding their daughter’s name.
As per the argument, some media reports initially claimed that Harry and Meghan consulted the Queen before using the name for their daughter. However, the BBC’s long-time royal correspondent Jonny Dymond reported this morning that he had been informed by a “palace source” that the Queen had not been asked.
The report also included a statement from the Sussexes’ spokesperson, who said, “The duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement — in fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called. During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”
‘Lilibet’ was the name used in private by the Queen’s father and her husband, Prince Philip. During Philip’s funeral in April, reports stated that a hand-written card from the Queen, which accompanied a funeral wreath atop Philip’s casket, had been signed ‘Lilibet on it.