Harry and Meghan slammed for not honoring Markle family while naming daughter

While most of the world, including the royal family, sent them heartfelt wishes, some on social media seemed more concerned about why the pair didn't honor the Duchess’ side of the family

                            Harry and Meghan slammed for not honoring Markle family while naming daughter
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive for a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco at the British Residence during the second day of their tour of Morocco on February 24, 2019 (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool/Getty Ima

The month of June has brought immense joy for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they were blessed with a baby girl on June 4. They announced the good news to the world on June 6. While most of the world, including the royal family back in the UK, sent them heartfelt wishes, there were some who seemed to be more concerned about the little one’s name and why the pair did not honor the Duchess’ side of the family while naming their second born.

The Sussexes have named their little girl -- Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor -- to pay tribute to Harry’s grandmother as well as his mother. An official announcement on Archewell 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. Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.”


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“She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home. 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. This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family,” it added.

Soon, congratulatory messages started pouring in. The Royal Family’s official Twitter account tweeted, “Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news. Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared, “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.”



The photographer, Misan Harriman, who clicked the Sussexes' family picture while she was pregnant for the second time also congratulated them. He wrote on Instagram, "Lilibet has arrived! Congratulations to my brave friend and her lovely family! [heart emoji] #allthatmatters #babyjoy."


However, some people on social media were more concerned about why the pair did not honor Meghan’s side of the family. One user pointed out, “Good to know that Harry and Meghan have only one side parents/grandparents to pay tribute to... Guessing everyone on the Markle side of the family are not important enough clearly!” The second one tweeted, “At least Catherine honored her own side of the family by using her sisters middle name here (Philippa Charlotte Middleton). Meghan clearly doesn't want to pay tribute to Doria or anyone from the Markle side of the family. Are they "racist" too I wonder, haha! #NotRoyal.”



Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland arrive at Cliveden House Hotel on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate to spend the night before her wedding to Prince Harry on May 18, 2018 in Berkshire, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - Pool / Getty Images)

A person wrote, “Meghan Markle didn't invite any of her black relatives to her wedding and now gives no tribute to her black roots in the name of her children.  'Honoring' a family she claims was racist to her child.” Another one said, “I get paying tribute to his mother. That was a given but I’m feel a little of the same with these other names LOL like how much much tribute do you really have to do?! What about Meghan’s family?” “I think it’s ironic they named their daughter after the person who created the "genetic pain" Harry claims he suffers. Also, no tribute to Meghan’s side of the family, not even her own mother?” a tweet added.




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