Reports suggest that Queen Elizabeth II was deeply upset by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s choice to name their daughter Lilibet, a childhood nickname affectionately used by her father and Prince Philip. In Robert Hardman’s new book, ‘Charles III: New King. New Court. The Inside Story,’ an insider reveals the Queen’s feelings, quoting her expressing concern that they have taken the only thing she owns – her name.

According to the book, a member of the late Queen’s staff shared that she was “as angry as I’d ever seen her” about the Sussexes’ decision. Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie interprets these comments, stating that it appears the Queen no longer saw Harry and Meghan as family or friends after the naming dispute.

Previously, it was reported that Harry had sought the Queen’s permission for the nickname, with the couple asserting they wouldn’t have used it if she hadn’t been supportive. However, a palace source disputed this, with the BBC’s royal correspondent Jonny Dymond revealing that the Queen was “never asked” by Harry or Meghan to use her nickname.

Princess Lilibet, born on June 4, 2021, in California, marked a significant moment after the couple decided to step down from royal duties. The spokesperson for Harry and Meghan countered the reports, stating that the late Queen was the first family member Harry informed about Lilibet’s birth. The spokesperson emphasized that Harry had shared his hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor and wouldn’t have used the name if the Queen hadn’t been supportive.

The late Queen, who had only visited the UK once at the age of two in June 2022, celebrated her first birthday in the UK during the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The circumstances surrounding the use of the Queen’s intimate nickname for her great-granddaughter have sparked ongoing speculation and discussions about the dynamics within the royal family.

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