Wednesday, 4 Aug 2021

Charles ‘approved’ Lilibet name by mentioning Diana in message to Harry

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles gave a royal seal approval for the name Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor by mentioning Diana in their Instagram post offering congratulations to the Sussexes, a royal commentator believes.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose their daughter's first name as a tribute to the Queen, with Lilibet being an intimate nickname that both her father and Prince Philip used for her.

Lilibet's middle name, Diana, is in reference to the late Princess of Wales.

The Royal Family members' messages of congratulations on the Sussexes' new birth was a topic for discussion for Royally Us podcast hosts Molly Mulshine and Joe Drake on last week's episode.

And it was one particular name in Charles' post that caught their attention.

Molly told the podcast: “Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also put out their well wishes on Instagram, they said ‘congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana and wishing them all well at this time'.

"So they did say the full name.”

Joe responded: “That’s what I noticed to, I didn’t notice the Lili part that you had mentioned and I’m glad you brought that up but I was happy to see that Prince Charles and Camilla mentioned Diana’s name in the post because to me it seemed like a seal of approval.

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Molly continued that it must have been difficult for Charles to use the name Diana.

“That takes a very mature person to put, maybe I’m just too petty to do that, but if I had divorced someone and then remarried I would be like, do I have to type my exes name into Instagram? But of course as you said they are probably not typing it themselves,” she said.

Earlier, she picked out the Cambridges' Twitter message had not included Lilibet's full name.

"Congratulations on the arrival of Lilly, they didn’t say her full name so I was wondering why that was," she said.

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