It is believed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took their children, including Archie, three years old, to Windsor Castle to see their great-grandmother shortly after they arrived in the UK to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, due to the Queen’s current mobility problem.
Lillibet is celebrating her first birthday in the UK, and it was expected that, given that the Queen had canceled her trip to the Epsam Derby and would not be attending a palace party, she would find time to see her grandson and his children.
The queen’s nickname from childhood was coined when the then Princess Elizabeth was little in the 1920s and struggled to pronounce her own name.
Queen George VI’s father said of his daughters: “Lilibet is my honor. Margaret is my joy.” The nickname was also used by the deceased husband of the monarch, Prince Philip, as well as close relatives and friends.
The BBC reported that the Sussex had not asked permission to use the name and that none had.
But the couple’s spokesman insisted that Lilibet’s great-grandparents had said in advance and that they would not have used the name if the monarch had not approved it.
The spokesman said: “The Duke spoke to his family on the eve of the announcement – in fact, his grandmother was the first member of the family he called.
“During this conversation, he shared their hope to name his daughter Lilibet in her honor. If she hadn’t supported it, they wouldn’t have used that name. “
Amid Scoby of ABC News in the US said: “Despite everything that has happened, the relationship between Sussex and the Queen remains warm and close.
“Her acquaintance with Lillibet will undoubtedly be one of the most important moments for the Sussex here in England, and a moment which the Queen has been looking forward to.”
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