The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have refuted suggestions the Queen had not been asked about using the name Lilibet for their newly-born daughter.
A spokesman for the Sussexes insisted that the Duke did discuss using the Queen’s pet name as a child, with his grandmother – and stressed there was no objection from Her Majesty to the request.
Buckingham Palace has given a different version of events, saying the Queen was “never asked” about its use.
Today, Harry and Meghan’s spokesman 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 honour. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”
It’s unclear whether the conversation between Harry and the Queen happened before the birth of Lilibet – or between the birth and the announcement.