A ROYAL expert has confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s choice of baby name for their second child shows that they will always be close to the Queen.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Omid Scobie explained that, while he couldn’t be sure it’s a reconciliatory gesture, it does demonstrate the warmth of their relationship.
The happy couple named their second child Lilibet, or Lili for short, after the QueenCredit: Getty
Speaking from outside Buckingham Palace the Royal buff, described the name as a “sweet nod towards the Queen”.
When asked if the gesture was an olive branch, he said: “I don’t know about olive branch but I think it certainly shows how close they’ve always been with the Queen.
“They’ve both spoken so warmly about that relationship, and naming their daughter Lilibet, or Lili, is such a sweet nod to the Queen.
“It shows how close they are and how continually close they will be to the Queen moving forward.”
Prince Harry and Meghan introduced their first child Archie to the QueenCredit: PA
The couple have always spoken very warmly of the senior royalCredit: Reuters
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, gave birth at 11.40am local time on Friday at a hospital ten minutes’ drive from their £11million mansion in Montecito, California.
The baby royal weighed in at 7lbs 1oz and was named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, with a nod to both Prince Harry’s mother and grandmother.
A royal expert has described the name Lilibet as a “sweet nod to the Queen”Credit: AFP
The couple kept their baby news secret for a couple of days before telling the worldCredit: Getty
Expert Scobie said: “They’re at home, very happy, and I’d imagine a lot of that happiness comes from the fact they had two days of keeping this news to themselves.
“They were able to have that private moment at the hospital and then of course come home and celebrate before sharing it with all of us.”
Harry had “told Queen baby Lilibet would be named after her – but Palace officials kept in dark about birth announcement”.
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