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Lilibet Diana name may turn out to be a curse as Sussexes seek Privacy

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Lilibet Diana name may turn out to be a curse as Sussexes seek Privacy


According to a royal expert, Meghan and Harry’s baby name decision will heighten public interest in their child as she grows up.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex famously left the UK, blaming fears about their ‘privacy,’ and frequently saying that they wanted Archie to grow up as a “private” person, away from the constant royal attention that Harry was subjected to.

However, according to journalist Sean O’Grady, putting such significance to their baby names may result in “heightened interest” in Lili from the public and the press.

The first name is an endearing family nickname for Her Majesty, while the second name is a homage to Princess Diana.


“Less trouble booking a table at a fashionable restaurant, getting a ticket for the must-see musical, or – you never know – a job,” Sean O’Grady wrote in The Independent.

“The downside, of course, as with all celeb stuff, is that giving her such a name will merely heighten interest in her as she grows up; and, though it seems unkind to remark on it now, will inevitably attract the kind of media intrusion with which Lilibet Diana’s wider family are only too familiar.

“Her name may turn out to be more of a curse than a blessing, if the poignant experience of the past is anything to go by.

“The papers will be doubly interested in who she resembles as she grows up; whether she inherits Diana’s sense of style or the Queen’s sense of duty; and, of course, who she’ll be dating.”

On Friday, June 4, at 11:40 a.m., Meghan gave birth to her second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.


The infant weighed 7lbs 11oz and is a younger sister for the Sussexes’ two-year-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

The Sussexes reportedly presented Harry’s grandma to her namesake via video chat after coming home from the hospital.

On Sunday night, Meghan and Harry informed to the world on their website Archewell that their daughter had arrived two days beforehand.


When she was a youngster and couldn’t pronounce her full name, the Queen supposedly came up with the moniker Lilibet.

Her grandfather, King George V, as well as her parents and sister Margaret, soon embraced it.

Prince Philip adopted this name for the Queen later in her life.

Prince Harry’s friends say that he and Meghan DID inform the Queen of their plans to name their daughter Lilibet, and she was “supportive” of the decision.

But according to a Palace source, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex “never asked” Her Majesty about using her childhood moniker.

In a war of words, those close to the Sussexes have argued that they informed the Queen about their decision, with one insider claiming that Harry “would have mentioned” the name.

However, a Palace source informed the BBC that this was not the case, and that the Queen was “never asked” about the name’s usage.

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