In a final insult to Queen Elizabeth II, in a manner which would likely make Prince Phillip turn in his grave, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they would be naming their daughter “Lilibet,” the nickname given affectionately to the Queen when she was a child.
The former royals announced the birth of their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on Sunday. While the use of the name, Diana, is perfectly understandable and emotionally valid — given that Harry was famously close with his late mother — the “rebranding” of a meaningful nickname only used by a select few to refer to the current monarch is simply the latest insult in a growing line of insults from the B-list actress and her willing sidekick.
The nickname “Lilibet” was first introduced when Queen Elizabeth II was a child, and could not pronounce her own name. As CNN said, “Her grandfather, King George V, would affectionately imitate her attempts and the name