A ROYAL expert has confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s choice of baby name for their second child shows that they will always be close to the Queen.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Omid Scobie explained that, while he couldn’t be sure it’s a reconciliatory gesture, it does demonstrate the warmth of their relationship.
Speaking from outside Buckingham Palace the Royal buff, described the name as a “sweet nod towards the Queen”.
When asked if the gesture was an olive branch, he said: “I don’t know about olive branch but I think it certainly shows how close they’ve always been with the Queen.
“They’ve both spoken so warmly about that relationship, and naming their daughter Lilibet, or Lili, is such a sweet nod to the Queen.
“It shows how close they are and how continually close they will be to the Queen moving forward.”
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, gave birth at 11.40am local time on Friday at a hospital ten minutes’ drive from their £11million mansion in Montecito, California.
The baby royal weighed in at 7lbs 1oz and was named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, with a nod to both Prince Harry’s mother and grandmother.
Expert Scobie said: “They’re at home, very happy, and I’d imagine a lot of that happiness comes from the fact they had two days of keeping this news to themselves.
“They were able to have that private moment at the hospital and then of course come home and celebrate before sharing it with all of us.”
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