Lilibet Diana named after Princess Diana

Princess Diana ‘would have been thrilled with Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet’s name’

Meghan and Harry welcomed their daughter on June 4

The name Lilibet Diana would have reportedly left the late Princess Diana ‘thrilled’.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently welcomed their second child – a daughter – and named her Lilibet after the Queen.

Meanwhile, the little girl’s middle name was also a tribute to the late Princess of Wales, who died in 1997.

Lilibet Diana named after Princess Diana
The name Lilibet Diana would have reportedly left the late Princess Diana ‘thrilled’ (Credit: NOBLE/DRAPER /

‘Lilibet Diana’

Diana’s former voice coach Stewart Pearce told Us Weekly: “Diana would be thrilled at the choice of name for the little one.”

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Mr Pearce called the name Lilibet a “very special pet name” for the Queen.

In addition, he also said: “As Diana was the personification of love and the exemplar of unconditional love, she would have been so excited by the babe and her beautiful names.”

Lilibet Diana is the name of Harry and Meghan's second baby
Harry and Meghan welcomed their daughter on June 4 (Credit:

What did Meghan and Harry say about the name?

A statement on the couple’s Archewell website said: “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.”

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess welcomed baby Lili on June 4.

Lilibet Diana named after the queen
Lilibet is the Queen’s family nickname (Credit:

In a personal message, the couple gushed: “She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe.”

In addition, they added: “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”

Lili is the couple’s second child as they already have two-year-old son Archie.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, Meghan’s estranged father Thomas Markle broke his silence on his granddaughter’s arrival.

Lilibet Diana: Thomas Markle speaks out
Thomas ‘very pleased’ over the arrival of Lilibet (Credit:

He told The Sun: “I’m very pleased that my daughter and my new granddaughter had a successful delivery.

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“I wish them all my love and the best of luck.”

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