Royal Family news – Lilibet Diana baby name 'a CURSE if Meghan and Prince Harry really want privacy for her & Archie'

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's decision to name their new daughter Lilibet Diana could backfire, an expert has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex famously fled the UK citing concerns for their 'privacy' and repeatedly insisted they wanted to raise Archie as a "private" citizen, not under the relentless royal spotlight as Harry was.

But one royal commentator says that by giving their daughter two incredibly loaded royal names – Lilibet after Queen Elizabeth and Diana after Harry's late mother – they have actually "cursed" her with attention.

"Such a name will merely heighten interest in her as she grows up; and, though it seems unkind to remark on it now, will inevitably attract the kind of media intrusion with which Lilibet Diana’s wider family are only too familiar," Sean O'Grady wrote in The Independent.

"Her name may turn out to be more of a curse than a blessing, if the poignant experience of the past is anything to go by," he added.

He went on to claim that as a result there will be double the interest in who Lilibet Diana resembles as she grows up "whether she inherits Diana’s sense of style or the Queen’s sense of duty; and, of course, who she’ll be dating."

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

  • The Sun

    OXFORD STUDENTS VOTE TO REMOVE QUEEN’S PORTRAIT AS SHE ‘REPRESENTS COLONIAL HISTORY’

    Oxford students have voted to remove a portrait of the Queen from their college common room because she “represents colonial history.”

    A committee of students and graduates from Magdalen’s Middle Common Room agreed by a “substantial majority” that the painting of Queen Elizabeth would be taken down.

    One student even commented that “patriotism and colonialism are not really separable” – and the portrait will now be replaced by “art by or of other influential and inspirational people.”

    Another added that the picture of Her Royal Highness must be ditched because “This is about our communal space and making people feel welcome”, according to Guido Fawkes.

  • The Sun

    PRINCE CHARLES AND HARRY ARE BACK IN 'REGULAR' CONTACT

    Both Prince Charles and Prince Harry are back on speaking terms and have reportedly turned a corner in their turbulent relationship.

    According to Telegraph sources the two are back in “regular contact” following Harry's recent claims about his father.

    The news comes after Charles had said he was 'happy' about the birth of his new granddaughter.

  • The Sun

    PRINCE CHARLES AND HARRY ARE BACK IN 'REGULAR' CONTACT

    Both Prince Charles and Prince Harry are back on speaking terms and have reportedly turned a corner in their turbulent relationship.

    According to Telegraph sources the two are back in “regular contact” following Harry's recent claims about his father.

    The news comes after Charles had said he was 'happy' about the birth of his new granddaughter.

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S NEW BOOK REACHES NUMBER 5 DESPITE CRITICS REVIEWS

    Meghan Markle’s picture book for kids has already reached number five on Amazon’s bestsellers list – despite its mixed reviews.

    The Bench, penned by the Duchess, is topping the charts, as Meghan’s book seeks to “capture the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes.”

    Meghan’s £12.99 children’s book was published today – with people already snapping up copies online.

    The book already reached number five on the bestsellers list by 9pm – but is expected to climb.

    The mum-of-two was “inspired” to write the book after originally creating a poem for Harry’s first Father’s Day from their son.

  • The Sun

    IS HARRY & MEGHAN’S CHOICE OF LILIBET A SUBTLE INSULT OR MEAN LITTLE JIBE ASKS PETRONELLA WYATT

    The World’s Most Private Couple have emerged from their seclusion in Hollywood to announce the birth of a daughter.

    Given that Harry and Meghan could give Moses a run for his money in the portentousness stakes, we should have known that this would be no normal child and that its name would be like some mystery of Holy Writ, replete with meaning.

    But even I bent double when I heard the Sussexes had chosen to call their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor.

    Diana, as the name of Harry’s beloved and much-missed mother, is a natural choice of course. But Lilibet is the Queen’s intimate family nickname, used only by her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, her sister Princess Margaret and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CANCEL CULTURE GONE MAD

    Woke Oxford students have voted to REMOVE a portrait of the Queen from their college common room because she “represents colonial history.”

    In a shocking move, a committee of students in Magdalen college agreed by a "substantial majority" that the painting of Queen Elizabeth would be taken down.

    Member of the committee bizarrely concluded that the portrait will now be replaced by “art by or of other influential and inspirational people.”

    During the vote one student even commented that “patriotism and colonialism are not really separable”.

    More on the story here.

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN’S BOOK FLOPPED ON FIRST DAY

    Meghan’s children’s book is already heading for the bargain bins as sales flopped and it was panned by critics.

    The Bench failed to make Amazon’s top 200 best sellers list on its first day yesterday and limped in at a modest No60 in the children’s books chart.

    Its weak sales came despite £3 being knocked off the £12.95 cover price on the site.

    Within hours of its release, copies had ‘buy one get one half price’ stickers slapped on them in WH Smith in Newcastle.

  • The Sun

    EXPERT SHARES THOUGHTS ON HARRY AND MEGHAN’S ROYAL BABY NAME AND THE COUPLE’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE QUEEN

    Expert shares thoughts on Harry and Meghan’s royal baby name and the couple’s relationship with the Queen

  • The Sun

    TELEGRAPH COLUMNIST 'SACKED' AFTER 'RACIST' TWEET OVER BABY LILIBET

    The Telegraph columnist Julie Burchill says she's been SACKED after her "racist" tweet about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new baby Lilibet.

    The writer made a series of "offensive" comments following the naming of the Sussexes' daughter – who was born on Friday in Los Angeles.

    Burchill said this evening that she was sacked by The Telegraph, adding that she had a "lovely five years" but felt disgruntled after they rejected many of her "edgy column ideas."

    This comes after a lawyer was suspended over a "racist" tweet about baby Lilibet Diana in conversation with the columnist.

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN’S SECRET NOD TO HER MUM IN DAUGHTER’S NAME LILIBET

    Prince Harry and Meghan paid tribute to both the Queen and Princess Diana with their daughter’s name, but it appears there’s a secret nod to Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland too.

    Speaking on this Good Morning Britain today, and joined by royal biographer Angela Levin, Afua said: “Lilibet is such a pretty name, it’s such a cute name. It is not just about being named after the Queen.

    “It is a bit of a nod to Meghan’s mother Doria as well, because Meghan’s mother’s nickname for her is flower, hence why we’ve got Lili in there for Lilibet.”

  • The Sun

    PICTURED: LINE OF SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE

  • The Sun

    MEGHAN’S BOOK FAILS TO MOVE PAST 100 ON AMAZON’S BEST SELLER LIST

    Meghan’s children’s book ‘The Bench’ was stuck in the number 100 spot on Amazon’s US best sellers list, having been widely slated by critics in the UK.  

    The £12.99 book has been slated by critics on both sides of the pond with one children’s librarian in the US slamming it as having ‘no characters, no fun, no adventure’. 

    Many said the book had only been published due to her celebrity status.

  • The Sun

    ARCHIE’S ‘DEBUT’

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Archie and their new daughter “could join the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony for her Platinum Jubilee,” it’s been said.

    With celebrations set in the calendar for June 2022, many believe that Archie and his baby sister will make their first balcony debut along with the Royal Family.

    Meghan and Harry revealed earlier this year that they are expecting their second child – with their daughter set to be born in the summer.

    Kate and William’s kids – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – have all made their debuts on the infamous Buckingham Palace balcony.

    Little Archie will turn three before the Jubilee – and could be among members of the family present when Trooping the Colour takes place on June 2.

  • The Sun

    PRINCE CHARLES 'HAPPY' AFTER MEGHAN AND HARRY'S BABY NEWS

    The Prince of Wales has described the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter as "happy news".

    Prince Charles made the comment in a speech at a production plant for Mini cars at Cowley in Oxford.

    Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday morning.

  • The Sun

    ‘EXCITED' PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN INTRODUCE BABY TO QUEEN

    After returning home from the hospital, the Sussexes introduced Harry's grandmother to her namesake via a video call, it's been said.

    Meghan and Harry announced to the world on Sunday night that they daughter had arrived two days earlier, writing on their website Archewell.

    A source told People: "They were very excited and couldn't wait to share that their daughter arrived."

  • The Sun

    OXFORD STUDENTS VOTE TO REMOVE QUEEN'S PORTRAIT AS SHE 'REPRESENTS COLONIAL HISTORY'

    Oxford students have voted to remove a portrait of the Queen from their college common room because she “represents colonial history.”

    A committee of students and graduates from Magdalen’s Middle Common Room agreed by a "substantial majority" that the painting of Queen Elizabeth would be taken down.

    One student even commented that “patriotism and colonialism are not really separable” – and the portrait will now be replaced by “art by or of other influential and inspirational people.”

    Another added that the picture of Her Royal Highness must be ditched because “This is about our communal space and making people feel welcome”, according to Guido Fawkes.

  • The Sun

    IS HARRY & MEGHAN’S CHOICE OF LILIBET A SUBTLE INSULT OR MEAN LITTLE JIBE ASKS PETRONELLA WYATT

    The World’s Most Private Couple have emerged from their seclusion in Hollywood to announce the birth of a daughter.

    Given that Harry and Meghan could give Moses a run for his money in the portentousness stakes, we should have known that this would be no normal child and that its name would be like some mystery of Holy Writ, replete with meaning.

    But even I bent double when I heard the Sussexes had chosen to call their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor. 

    Diana, as the name of Harry’s beloved and much-missed mother, is a natural choice of course. But Lilibet is the Queen’s intimate family nickname, used only by her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, her sister Princess Margaret and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

    More on the story here.

  • The Sun

    CHARLES’ PANDEMIC WARNING…

    Charles told the conference on Tuesday: “It is particularly timely that this important virtual event is being held today as we approach the G7 summit on Friday.

    “As the eyes of the world focus on this wonderful county, it is encouraging to see that so many Cornish businesses and organisations are already working together to find solutions to the environmental and social challenges we face.

    “I hardly need to stress the planetary emergency confronting us, nor the desperately urgent need for action, yet if I may say so, I believe we now find ourselves presented with a unique opportunity to catalyse change towards a sustainable nature-based path here in Cornwall.”

  • The Sun

    WATCH: HARRY AND MEGHAN REGISTERED DOMAIN NAME FOR DAUGHTER BEFORE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

    Domain name lilibetdiana.com bought on same day Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed baby girl

  • The Sun

    SECRET SIGNS THEY’RE DESPERATE TO END FEUD AS THEY NAME BABY LILIBET DIANA

    There’s no denying that Harry and Meghan have had a fraught relationship with the Royal Family since they announced they were quitting their roles in January 2020.

    Just three months ago, the Duke and Duchess accused an unnamed royal of racial bias towards their son Archie during their bombshell interview with Oprah.

    And in his Apple TV+ series in May, Harry spoke openly about his strained relationship with Prince Charles and claimed the Palace showed “total neglect” for both his and Meghan’s mental health struggles.

    But with the arrival of their new baby girl, the couple seem eager to end their alleged feud with the Royal Family – and touchingly named their little one Lilibet Diana after The Queen and the late Princess of Wales.

    More on the story here.

  • [email protected]

    CHARLES’ PANDEMIC WARNING…

    Charles told the conference on Tuesday: “It is particularly timely that this important virtual event is being held today as we approach the G7 summit on Friday.

    “As the eyes of the world focus on this wonderful county, it is encouraging to see that so many Cornish businesses and organisations are already working together to find solutions to the environmental and social challenges we face.

    “I hardly need to stress the planetary emergency confronting us, nor the desperately urgent need for action, yet if I may say so, I believe we now find ourselves presented with a unique opportunity to catalyse change towards a sustainable nature-based path here in Cornwall.”

  • [email protected]

    BID FOR PEACE

    Meghan Markle is reported to have made “secret calls” to Kate Middleton in a bid to patch things up with the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Sussex is claimed to have reached out to her sister-in-law because she is her only chance of “smoothing things over” with the royals.

    Meghan and Harry have given a number of jaw-dropping interviews about their family in recent months, with Meghan now said to fear losing her title as a result.

    A source told Heat Magazine: “Meghan’s fearful of losing her title, and the repercussions of Harry’s statements about the Royals in his recent Apple TV+ documentary with Oprah Winfrey.

    “She’s secretly reached out to Kate, as she knows that the only hope they can have of smoothing things over with the family is to get Kate on their side.”

  • [email protected]

    OLIVE BRANCH

    The Queen has “invited Prince Harry for lunch at Windsor Castle” in what will be their first private meeting since he quit the Royal Family, according to sources.

    The Duke of Sussex is said to be meeting with his grandmother for a “chance to talk things through” as he flies back to the UK for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue next month.

    According to a courtier speaking to the Mail: “It’s a typically magnanimous gesture by Her Majesty.

    “The lunch will be a chance for them to talk things through.”

  • [email protected]

    DI’S DATE

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby Lilibet Diana arrived on June 4 and the date has a very sweet connection to the duke’s late mother, Princess Diana.

    Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 11.40am on Friday in California, exactly 25 years to the day that Princess Diana visited Meghan’s university in the US.

    On June 4, 1996, Diana visited Northwestern University in Illinois, which is where Meghan studied from 1999 to 2003.

    Diana spent five days at the university and raised nearly $1million for the University’s Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center in her role as the President of London’s Royal Marsden Hospital and its Cancer Fund at the time.

    Madeleine McGonigle, who was aged four during the visit, met Diana at the university and later said: “Diana was the epitome of class, very personable, and she cared deeply for the common man.”

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    PRINCE CHARLES WARNS WORLD IS “DANGEROUSLY EXPOSED” TO ANOTHER PANDEMIC DUE TO HABITAT DESTRUCTION

    The world is being left “dangerously exposed” to further pandemics due to the rapid destruction of the diversity and interconnectedness of all species, the Prince of Wales has warned.

    Charles said he did not need to stress the “planetary emergency confronting us, nor the desperately urgent need for action”.

    He made the comments during a speech to the Sustainable Growth 2021 Conference, hosted by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, on World Oceans Day and ahead of the G7 summit, which begins on Friday.

    Other speakers at the online event included Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, who said there was no “get out of jail free” card to reaching the target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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