Prince Diana’s voice coach has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new daughter’s name is actually more of a tribute to his grandfather than to the queen.
The couple announced that Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4 at 11:40 am in a California hospital.
She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces.
Her first name Lilibet is the queen’s nickname, which came about because she could not pronounce her own name Elizabeth as a little girl.
However, Stewart Pearce, Prince Diana’s vocal coach, said the tribute was more of a nod to Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99.
He said it was Prince Philip’s lovable nickname for the Queen and that is why it was so special to the Duke of Sussex.
“Harry adored his grandfather, who became a special line of security for the young prince after Diana’s death,” Pearcece said DailyMail.com.
“There is no doubt that the influence Prince Philip had on his grandson will live on in Harry’s heart, in the spirit of the complete loyalty that Prince Philip created in alliance with the Queen after the sudden death of her father the King and her own accession to the throne. “
The couple’s new baby first name was inspired by Philips’ nicknames for the Queen, while her middle name honored Harry’s late mother Princess Diana.