Prince Harry slammed for ‘tricking’ late Queen with Lilibet move: 'It was all too late'

Prince Harry slammed for ‘tricking’ late Queen with Lilibet move: 'It was all too late'

Prince Harry criticised for 'upsetting' the late Queen

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 17/01/2024

- 08:34

The Duke of Sussex reportedly sparked the Queen's fury

Prince Harry “probably tricked” the late Queen in the final few months of her life, a royal expert has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex, along with his wife, Meghan Markle, reportedly sparked the Queen’s fury with a claim made about Lilibet.

In his new biography of King Charles III, royal author Robert Hardman spoke on how a Palace aide said Elizabeth II was “as angry as I’d ever seen her” after the couple announced the name of their daughter.

The late Queen was said to be particularly frustrated by the Sussex’s claim that they had her blessing to do so.

Prince Harry and Phil Dampier

Phil Dampier has criticised Prince Harry


According to royal commentator Phil Dampier, Harry did not lay out his intentions in a transparent manner.

“I think Harry probably tricked her”, he told Patrick Christys.


Patrick Christys, Lady Colin Campbell and Phil Dampier

Lady Colin Campbell and Phil Dampier joined Patrick Christys on GB News


“He said that he asked whether he could use her name. The Queen probably thought he meant Elizabeth.

“By the time she found out it was Lilibet, it was all too late.”

At the time of the announcing of the name, a spokesperson for the couple insisted the Duke spoke to his grandmother in advance and would not have used the name had the monarch not been supportive.

Lilibet was first used when Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler and unable to pronounce her own name properly.

Her grandfather King George V would affectionately call her Lilibet in an imitation of her own attempts to say Elizabeth.

Harry and Meghan’s youngest child was born in California in June 2021.

Controversial author Omid Scobie spoke out on the claim, claiming the late Queen is “not being done any favours” with “contradictory” details.

Dampier hit out at the royal author on GB News, claiming he painted the Queen in a bad light with his assertion.

“He tweeted earlier that these revelations about the Queen weren’t showing her in a very good light”, he said.

“Only he could twist it round to that extent.”

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