Royal biographer Angela Levin appeared on Good Morning Britain and suggested the couple had already licensed the name so that it could not be used for any type of commercial work.
Prince Harry and Meghan have already authorized their daughter’s name Lilibet Diana and created a domain name, a royal biographer has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child – and first daughter – Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Friday June 4 at 11:40 am at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.
Meghan and Harry announced the news of her birth on their Archewell website and revealed her name, which was a touching reference to both the Queen and Princess Diana.
Speaking of the birth on Good Morning Britain today, royal biographer Angela Levin suggested the couple had already licensed the name so that it could not be used for any type of commercial work.
Host Susanna Reid asked journalist Afua Adom about the couple’s determination to preserve the privacy of their children.
She said: “One thing they are very private about is their children’s privacy and we barely see Archie and yet they named their foundation after Archie – so the Archewell Foundation, which is very, very public. Can you imagine a situation in which they created another charity and called it the Lilibet Foundation? ”
Before Afua could respond, Angela interjected, “They have a domain, I think, yesterday. They made a domain name – Lilibet Diana, they did it yesterday.”
Susanna admitted, “Okay, so that makes me a little uncomfortable.”
“No one can use this email and no one can use this name for any type of business work they wish to do,” Angela said.
Susanna co-host Richard Madeley added, “So they already cleared it?”
“They allowed it, yes,” Angela replied.
It comes after Richard suggested that Harry and Meghan’s name choice – which is a reference to Queen Lilibet’s nickname – could be seen as an ‘apology’.
It comes after Prince Harry accused the Royal Family of “total neglect” and said her “life was a total nightmare” during talks with Oprah Winfrey.
He said: “Do we think eventually – it came to me as I fell asleep last night – that this is actually a way for them to apologize for some of the things they said in their interview?
“In fact, calling baby Lilibet is a sign of affection to say ‘Sorry grandma.’ “
Afua replied, “I think it’s a sign of affection. I don’t think they have anything to apologize for and I don’t think they need to apologize.”
“In the interviews they gave,” said Richard.
“No,” she replied. “They talk about their experiences, they talk about what they have been through and if other people find it offensive, then that is for them to decide. They have something to feel guilty about.”
Richard remarked, “Well, listen. My grandparents weren’t perfect parents to my dad, I wrote about it in a book, but I would never talk about it that way. I would never accuse them of being bad grandparents. . “
“I don’t think Harry was saying ‘My grandparents were bad people, my parents were bad people. They were saying that some of the parenting practices that went on maybe weren’t the best.
“But you have to remember that maybe Harry is from a different generation. He talks about his sanity to try to inspire people to do the same.
“I think they name their daughter Lilibet is definitely a sign of affection towards the Queen and a very affectionate sign of affection towards the Queen.”
* Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6 a.m. on ITV