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Harry and Meghan Markle called 'dreadful people' for 'stealing' Queen's family nickname Lilibet

The daughter of Harry and Meghan Markle who was born on June 4, has been named Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have used the Queen's nickname to name their secondborn (Photos by Dan Kitwood and Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have used the Queen's nickname to name their secondborn (Photos by Dan Kitwood and Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

After announcing to the world that they have become parents for the second time, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received a lot of congratulatory messages and heartfelt wishes from people. But there were many who were not happy since they named their daughter Lilibet, which is Queen Elizabeth II’s nickname.

The Sussexes became parents for the second time on Friday, June 4. The former actress gave birth to the little one at 11.40 am at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, according to an official statement on Archewell. The statement also revealed the name of the royal baby as it stated, “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,” before adding, “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.”


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However, many on the internet were not happy with Harry and Meghan’s decision, who last year stepped down from the royal duties to start a new life outside the UK. Also, the pair went on to criticize the royals in a recent Oprah Winfrey interview, where they did not just call them racist, also accused them of their bad mental state, which shook the palace walls as well as angered the fans of the family.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

A Twitter user commented, “I think it’s strange to give her a nickname of a nickname, just call her Lily, Lily Elizabeth Diana. Lilibet too is so personal to the Queen I somehow feel they’ve been disrespectful, almost stolen it, I find it hard to explain. Not spelling honour correctly irritated me too!” Another user wrote, “In addition to Harry and his wife’s despicable behaviour against the Toyal Family, they have now stolen the unique very personal name of Lilibet, a term of endearment often used by Prince Philip. Why didn’t they call their child Elizabeth?” “I find it totally distasteful that they call the baby Lilibet. It isn’t a name, it was the Queen’s pet name by her family, and very personal. They should have used Elizabeth. Once again trying to upstage the Cambridge’s. They are dreadful people,” a user tweeted.




Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England (Photo by Paul Grover/Getty Images)

One user said while slamming Harry and Meghan, “I think the name of Harry and his wife’s new baby is in very bad taste — they have actually ‘stolen’ the unique personal name Lilibet, a name often used by Prince Philip for his Wife for 70 years? Why didn’t they call the child the correct name Elizabeth?” The second one noted, “Kids who can't say Elizabeth often pronounce it Lilibet. It was a personal nickname for the Queen by her husband. As H&M have just trashed the Royal family,  as Philip was dying, the name is a bit inappropriate. They don't want to "honour" the Queen. They put her through hell!” “Congrats. Lili is lovely, elizabeth shortened to Lili wouldve been lovely too.. Lilibet, her personal private family nickname though? My gran wouldve been mortified if I'd done that. I just think its a little cheeky. I'm happy for them, but their choice wont help,” the third added.