Pressing pause! Prince harry other Meghan Markle I talk to Queen Elizabeth II before naming his daughter Lilibet, the monarch’s nickname.
“They had a short list with some other options, but this was always their favorite,” reveals an exclusive source in the new edition of Us weekly. “However, it was important to them that the queen say goodbye and that did not happen until just before the birth. They both agreed that it would be right for His Majesty to approve, especially with something so personal. … Both he and Meghan love Lili. “
The couple, who “have great respect for the queen,” announced their baby’s nickname on Sunday, June 6, two days after her arrival.
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” the couple wrote in a statement on their Archewell website.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, also honored the former military pilot’s late mother, Princess Diana. “Harry always said that if he has a daughter, he wants her middle name to be Diana as a tribute to her mother,” says the source. U.S.
The Princess of Wales, who died in 1997, would have been “excited” by the choice of the nickname, her former voice coach. Stewart pearce counted exclusively U.S Monday, June 7. “Since Diana was the epitome of love and the example of unconditional love, she would have been very excited about the baby and their beautiful names,” he explained.
Lili’s parents also honored Diana when they welcomed their son, Archie, now 2, in May 2019. Her first name doesn’t just mean “truly brave” in Scotland and “true and bold” in Germany, Rather, Diana had an ancestor named Archibald Campbell. , Ninth Earl of Argyll, of Scotland.
Archie was “very excited” to become a big brother, an exclusive source said. U.S in April, two months after Harry and Meghan’s pregnancy announcement. “They are a little worried now that they will have two children instead of just one. They’re trying to give Archie all the attention he can handle right now. “
The boy has not experienced any “jealousy issues,” another source exclusively revealed on Sunday, noting that Archie “adores his little sister and kisses her a lot.”
To learn more about Harry and Meghan’s new arrival, watch the video above and check out the latest issue of Us weekly, on newsstands now.
With reporting by Natalie Posner and Travis Cronin