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Harry and Meghan ‘didn’t say daughter Lilibet’s name when asking Queen for permission’

Prince rang his grandmother

In latest Prince Harry and Meghan news, a shocking claim regarding their daughter’s name has been made.

According to reports, Nicky Haslam claims Harry rang his grandmother for permission to name the Sussexes’ little girl after her.

However the interior designer also reportedly wondered why she wasn’t named after Meghan‘s mother.

The alleged claim is said to have been made during a podcast appearance.

Meghan and Harry at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and Prince Charles
Meghan and Harry welcomed Lilibet into the world in June 2021 (Credit:

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Mr Haslam, said to be friends with the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Michael of Kent, reportedly spoke about the royals during a podcast.

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He reportedly claimed the Queen was unaware that her great-granddaughter would be named Lilibet.

Instead, Mr Haslam reportedly told The Third Act podcast she believed the baby might be called Elizabeth.

Nicky Haslam attends an event
Nicky Haslam is a friend to members of the royal family (Credit:

Additionally, Mr Haslam apparently claimed that Doria might be a ‘more attractive’ name.

“Why on earth didn’t they call that baby Doria? Prettiest name ever. They go and call it Lilibet,” he said.

Additionally, he is reported to have added about Harry and the Queen: “He rang her up and said, ‘We want to call our daughter after you, Granny.’

He got permission, but they didn’t say the name.

“And she said, ‘Oh how charming, thank you,’ thinking it will be Elizabeth. So, he got permission, but they didn’t say the name.”

ED! has approached a representative for Buckingham Palace for comment.

Harry and Meghan during the Platinum Jubilee
Report claims Prince Harry rang the Queen regarding his daughter’s name (Credit:

Meaning of Lilibet Diana’s names

In the days following Lilibet’s birth, the Sussexes explained the meaning behind her names.

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A statement read: “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.”

It added her middle name was in honour of Princess Diana.

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