Lilibet Diana: Kate Middleton says she ‘can’t wait’ to meet niece
The Queen has adopted the stance of never officially addressing rumours or speculation because it helped to stop them snowballing into full-blown scandals. However, since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to throw barbs at the Royals, it appears that this approach is now outdated.
Things came to a head earlier this week when a row over the naming of their daughter Lilibet descended into farce.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, insisted that they would never have proceeded with giving their second child the Queen’s childhood nickname had she not been “supportive”.
A spokesman for the couple said that the Queen was the first person the duke called after Lilibet’s birth, adding: “During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honour.
“Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”
The Lilibet spat has reportedly prompted a change in policy by Buckingham Palace
Meghan Markle gave birth to her second child this month
The claims have been disputed by well-placed royal sources who told the BBC that the monarch was not asked about the naming of the child.
The Sussexes reject this claim.
A royal insider told the Mail On Sunday this new spat had sent the Queen “over the edge”.
And sources said the stance of publicly addressing…