Archie is finally big brother! After voluntarily maintaining the vagueness on her due date, Meghan Markle gave birth to her second child. This Friday, June 4, the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her baby girl in a hospital in Santa Barbara where she had been admitted shortly before. In a statement released two days later, the happy parents announced the good news while revealing the first names of their youngest: Lilibet “Lili” Diana. And the least we can say is that they are symbolic. Because through two names, they paid tribute to Her Majesty Elizabeth II, to Lady Di but also to Prince Philip, the Prince Consort who died a few weeks ago. The first name of the daughter of the Sussexes, Lilibet, is indeed a tender nod to the nickname the Duke of Edinburgh gave his wife during their decades of marriage.
A nickname given to her by her father, King George VI, when she was just a child. Moreover, the bookmakers had guessed this double tribute. “It would be a nice nod to the Queen who was known as Lillibet as a child, but it has also always been one of Harry’s favorite names,” a Crown source assured. from Ok Magazine. Lili is therefore a good way for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to reconcile with the Crown, which they have so badly handled in his last months, but also to pay tribute to Prince Philip, the beloved grandfather of Prince Harry. The punters and the British had even put money on an even more symbolic name. “Fans of the royal family are increasingly hoping that Harry and Meghan will call their daughter Philippa,” said one of them.
Meghan and Harry: they will start a new life together
“It certainly wouldn’t be a big surprise if Diana were chosen, although it seems more likely to be a middle name,” he explained, not knowing he was right. Elizabeth is also a popular bet, the royalists thinking that it could be a step of the couple towards Her Majesty. ” And as if that wasn’t enough, the Sussexes also wanted to name their daughter as the late Princess of Wales. A choice almost obviously for Prince Harry, very affected by the terrible accident which cost the life of his mother when he was only a teenager. Little Lili, in perfect health, will now start her life in Los Angeles with her parents but also her older brother, Archie. For Meghan and Harry, it’s a new life for four that is emerging.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © Backgrid USA