Prince Harry 'told Queen he'd name child after her' says expert
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The Duke of Sussex welcomed his first daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4. She was named after her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who was given the nickname Lilibet by her father King George VI and her grandmother Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, released a statement on Twitter to congratulate the couple on their new arrival. The statement read: “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.
“Congratulations to Harry, Meghan, and Archie.”
Critics say the message could be seen as an olive branch to Harry and Meghan, after reports of a fallout between the Sussexes and the Cambridges.
Since quitting the Firm. the Sussexes made a series of allegations against the Royal Family which resulted in Prince William retaliating by debunking his brother’s claims about their childhood in his opening speech to the General Assembly for the Church of Scotland.
He also responded after Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
Meghan had indicated that a member of the Royal Family questioned the “colour of Archie’s skin,” and William fired back by saying that “the Royal Family is very much not a racist family.”
However, before Meghan and Harry’s departure, tensions were already rising between the Cambridges and Sussexes.
In the documentary, ‘Meghan Markle, Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and the Crown’ royal commentator Duncan Larcombe explained that William simply wanted his brother to slow down on his “whirlwind romance”.
Mr Larcombe said: “When seeing Harry and Meghan’s whirlwind romance unfold, William, put the breaks on – or tried to – and said to his brother, ‘Look, just take your time, don’t rush into anything.”
Omid Scobie also believed that Harry never “really got over” the brotherly advice that William gave to him concerning Meghan.
He added: “I don’t think Harry ever really got over that.
“Sadly over the past couple of years, William and Harry’s relationship has got worse.
“Sometimes William misses his brother and sometimes he is the future King and [Harry’s] boss.
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“It’s always hard differentiating where the line is.”
In October 2019, Harry and Meghan expressed their struggles during a trip to South Africa with broadcast journalist Tom Bradby.
During the trip, Meghan told Mr Bradby that her friends warned her against marrying Harry because “the British press would ruin her life”.
Then in January 2020, Harry released a statement without consulting the Firm.
During a private dinner in London for his charity Sentebale, Harry said: “I know that you’ve come to know me well enough over all these years to trust that the woman I chose as my wife upholds the same values as I do.
“And she does. For those reasons, it brings me great sadness that it has come to this.
“The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly, there really was no other option. I have accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am.
“But I hope that helps you understand what it had to come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known, to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life.
“I will continue to be the same man who holds his country dear and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities, and military communities that are so important to me.”
Harry and Meghan now live in California with their children and the Duchess of Sussex reportedly moved back to her native home to be “closer to her mother” Doria.
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