Meghan Markle 'copyrighted' Lilibet name BEFORE birth of daughter: 'Appalling!'

Meghan Markle 'copyrighted' Lilibet name BEFORE birth of daughter: 'Appalling!'

Meghan Markle 'tried to get her own back'

Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 16/01/2024

- 12:28

Updated: 16/01/2024

- 15:31

Angela Levin claimed that Meghan Markle "copyrighted" the name Lilibet before she was "even pregnant"

Royal expert Angela Levin has blasted Meghan Markle after it was claimed that the late Queen was left "furious" by a claim made by the Sussexes.

The couple suggested the late monarch had given her blessing for her family nickname to be used for their daughter, a suggestion refuted by claims made in a new book.

Queen Elizabeth reportedly told Palace aides: "I don't own the palaces or the paintings, only my name, and now they've taken that."

A new book called Charles III: New King, New Court, The Inside Story, which is written by Robert Hardman, allege that the Queen was "very angry" after Meghan and Harry used her private nickname.

The book is currently being serialised in the Daily Mail, and it said: “One privately recalled that Elizabeth II had been 'as angry as I'd ever seen her' in 2021 after the Sussexes announced that she had given them her blessing to call their baby daughter 'Lilibet', the Queen's childhood nickname." Reports at the time claimed the late Queen was consulted about the name, but did not feel able to say no.

Meghan and Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle named their daughter Lilibet


Speaking to GB News, Royal expert and writer of Harry: A Biography of a Prince, Angela Levin said: "That's an incredibly sad comment, I think one of the reasons she felt that way was because it was discovered that Megan, even before Lilibet was born, had taken out the names officially so that she could use them to buy things and to identify them.

Presenter Eamonn Holmes was shocked and asked: "What do you mean? They'd copyrighted the name?"

Levin explained: "Yes. Before she had Lilibet, I think that was awful for the Queen because she gets drawn into owning organisations due to the name being so unique.

"This name is just for her because she couldn't say Elizabeth when she was young. It's also for her family, her parents, and the Duke of Edinburgh, they all called her it out of love, it's very intimate.

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth was "angry" about the situation PA

"People who don't know about that will think that the Queen is supporting this, let's buy it. I think it's appalling."

She added that she found it a "very disrespectful" move by the Sussexes.

Levin explained: "It's Meghan trying to get her own back because she hated the fact that she wasn't treated as she felt she should have been in the Royal Family.

"We saw this on Netflix when they did their six-hour broadcast, she did that imitation curtsy.

Harry and MeghanNeither Harry nor Meghan have commented publicly on the naming row Getty

"So over the top, wasn't it? Harry's face was just stricken.

"I mean, it just shows you not just who is in charge, but that she doesn't care what he thinks because he would be very hurt by that.

"He loved the Queen, and although he might have felt it's not quite their lives to live in there.

"He told me when I was writing his biography that he would have stayed longer because of the Queen - because she is so wonderful."

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