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Prince Harry and Meghan threaten legal action against the BBC over claims they didn’t ask Queen before naming daughter Lilibet

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have reportedly threatened legal action against the BBC over claims they didn’t ask the Queen before naming their baby daughter Lilibet.

The row was started when a Palace source told the BBC the Sussexes “never asked” Her Majesty about using her childhood nickname.

Harry then hit back just 90 minutes later saying his grandmother was “supportive” of his choice of name and the couple wouldn’t have used it if this wasn’t the case.

The battle has now intensified after Harry and Meghan threatened the BBC with legal action through law firm Schillings.


It read: “The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called.

“During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor.

“Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”

Pals of the couple have been quick to weigh in – with one quoting friends who confirmed Harry spoke to “close family” ahead of the announcement.

Sources had previously suggested Palace officials were left out of the loop – and only found out at 5pm along with the rest of the world.

It wasn’t until 6.34pm – over an hour-and-a-half after Meghan and Harry’s announcement – that the Royal Family released a well-wishing statement about the good news.

The Queen with the Sussexes' first born, Archie

The Queen with the Sussexes’ first born, Archie

The row between Harry and the BBC comes just weeks after he slammed the broadcaster over its Panorama interview with Princess Diana.

A damning report by Lord Dyson found Martin Bashir lied to trick Diana into taking part in the bombshell 1995 chat after her split from Prince Charles.

Harry claimed the “culture of exploitation” took his mother’s life and said the probe is the “first step towards justice and truth.”

About Charles Igbinidu

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