Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, Archie, in 2019. Two years later, their daughter was born, with the couple’s choice of name raising many eyebrows. The little girl was named Lilibet, after the Queen, but since Harry and Meghan had left the Royal Family at this point, there were those who argued that it wasn’t the right thing for them to do.
Since she was born in the US, Lilibet only met the Queen once. By all accounts, that meeting was not what Harry and Meghan had hoped for, as Elizabeth declined to take a photo with her great-granddaughter.
Now, a royal author has claimed that Harry knew that naming his daughter ‘Lilibet’ would mean trouble – and that the Duke of Sussex should’ve anticipated the looming issue.
Harry and Meghan have kept a low profile since the Duke released his book Spare in early January. The couple has been seen out and about just once since the book’s release – most likely they are staying at home with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.
Now, Harry held nothing back when it came to criticizing the Royal Family in his memoir. King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton all got their fair share of criticism, and Harry revealed several new things about his life within the royal sphere.
Moreover, he also claimed that he wasn’t invited to William and Kate’s home to play with then-toddler Prince George – and stated his fears that their younger children, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will end up like him – a “Spare.”
Harry & Meghan – children Archie & Lilibet
While talked at length Harry about the supposed mistreatment of both himself and his wife, Meghan Markle, though there were also plenty of joyful elements to Spare. That included new details about how he and Meghan handled the births of their two children, Archie and Lilibet, and what happened during their respective labors.
Archie was born at the Portland Hospital in London, and as for any royal baby, the interest from the media and paparazzi was huge. However, Harry and Meghan decided to approach things a bit differently. According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, Harry was obsessed with not giving the media any details of his son’s birth.
When it came to Lilibet, however, things were quite different. At the time, the couple had already left the Royal Family and moved to California, where they would be safe from the British paparazzi press.
Harry and Meghan decided to keep as much as possible private surrounding Lilibet’s birth. They released a short statement sharing the happy news after her entrance into the world.
“Lili was born on Friday, June 4, at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well and settling in at home,” the statement read.
Though their relationship with the Royal Family wasn’t at its best at the time, family members congratulated the proud parents of two.