Palace 'fighting back' against 'disgraceful' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they are 'running wild', expert claims
THE Palace is "fighting back" against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who are currently "running wild", an expert as claimed.
A Palace source today told the BBC the Sussexes had "never asked" the Queen if they could use her childhood nickname for their daughter Lilibet.
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Meghan and Harry were quick to rubbish the source, saying they would not have used the name if the Queen was not "supportive".
But Royal biographer Angela Levin thinks the Sussexes behaviour is "absolutely disgraceful" and they will soon offer a correction "because they’ve realised they are just running wild".
"They know very well that the Queen and senior royals don't respond so they are cashing in financially and psychologically on this," Ms Levin told the Sun Online.
"The palace is fighting back now, they've got to.
"The queen has never spoken so firmly about things as she has done in the last year and a half or so.
"I think they’ve got to be even stronger."
Ms Levin added that the Palace "doesn’t want a complete fight" but that Harry and Meghan seem to "want a battle to the end of anything they have said".
"I think it’s very demeaning for the greatest Monarchy in the world to keep coming back saying oh yes I did, oh no you didn’t," she said.
"I don’t imagine they will keep coming back with the same thing. I think they will leave it to people to make.
"You have to work out who you will believe – whether you are going to believe the Queen that they didn't ask her or whether you are going to believe one of their team who says they did.
"I think it's absolutely disgraceful."
Harry and Meghan this morning refuted the claim they had "never asked" the Queen about calling their child Lilibet.
But royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said the confusion "could have" and "should have been avoided".
“All one can say is at a time when you’re rejoicing over something happy, you don’t want any form of dispute," he told The Sun Online.
"Especially when it's the most respected head of state in the world.
"We are talking about the birth of a child which is a happy event but this sort of confusion could have been avoided and it should have been avoided.”
Meghan and Harry's official spokesperson said this morning: "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."
Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who shares Her Majesty’s family nickname, arrived at 11.40am on Friday in California.
Her name Lilibet is a touching nod to her great-grandmother the Queen, who was affectionately called the nickname by her family.
Meanwhile, Princess Diana is honoured in the baby's middle name.
The Sun Online has approached representatives for Meghan and Harry and Buckingham Palace for comment.
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