While it was eagerly awaited, the second child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pointed the tip of his nose this Friday, June 4. A little girl for the couple who respond to the first name of Lilibet Diana. A very symbolic choice since it is a reference to the intimate nickname of Queen Elizabeth II but also a tribute to Lady Diana, Harry’s mother. If the Sussexes, received many congratulatory messages from their loved ones following this happy event, there is one who was particularly happy that the family is growing. It is Archie, the eldest son of Meghan and Harry, aged two, who has thus become a big brother. As reported by the Daily Mail, the little boy is said to be “very excited” since the newborn baby arrived home: “Archie and his parents are delighted to welcome the new member to their family. He is very happy to be here. have a little sister. ” a source close to the couple told the Evening Standard. Especially since the toddler will be able to benefit more than ever from his parents, since the latter have decided to give themselves “several months” of leave in order to take care of their two children.
Elizabeth II upset by the choice of the first name?
On the other side of the Atlantic, in the United Kingdom, the enthusiasm was a little less resounding with Queen Elizabeth II, who would have been very surprised at the first name chosen by Meghan and Harry for their daughter. If the couple’s intention was perhaps to initiate a reconciliation with the monarch, it would seem that the attempt was failed. Indeed, according to royal biographer Angela Levin, the Sovereign would be very upset that her private nickname had been used by the Sussexes: “I don’t think that’s a good idea. I think it’s pretty rude to Her Majesty the Queen. It was a very private nickname for her husband who hasn’t been dead for a very long time. ” the author of Harry, Conversations with the Prince on Good Morning Britain reported. An opinion that does not share Russell Myers, royal editor of the Daily Mirror who believes for his part, that the queen must have been touched by this delicate attention: “I was told that Harry had announced his choice of first name to the queen, he didn’t really ask her permission as such, but it was a nice surprise “.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie © Backgrid USA / Bestimage