Piers Morgan said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to use the Queen’s nickname for their new baby daughter was ironic, given the pair had spent weeks trashing the Royal Family and the monarchy.
The DailyMail.com editor-at-large was responding to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announcing the birth of Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, which seemed to have caught Buckingham Palace on the hop.
‘Lilibet’ was the name coined by the Queen when she was too young to pronounce Elizabeth.
The 7lbs 11oz baby, whose late granny Diana’s 60th birthday would have been next month, was born on Friday evening UK time.
Buckingham Palace refused to say when the Queen was notified of the safe arrival of her 11th great-grandchild, who’s eighth in line to the throne, or whether she was told of the tribute to her in Lili’s name. However, a news outlet reported that Harry had talked to his grandmother before the announcement was made.
The birth came after Harry and Meghan made a string of volatile claims about the Royal Family and accusations about royal life during bombshell interviews with Oprah Winfrey over the past few months.
Piers Morgan appeared on Australia’s Today programme on Channel 9 and was asked by host Karl Stefanovic what he thought of the name. He responded that he believed it was pretty ironic, and that you have this couple that has been trashing the Royal Family and the monarchy for the last few months and they’ve named the child after the Queen.
He also said he wondered if the decision to honour the Queen with their daughter’s name was Harry and Meghan’s way of attempting to rebuild bridges with the rest of the Royal Family.
Piers Morgan said that perhaps it was their way of reaching out, as the Americans say, to the royals and wanting some kind of end to this on running feud.
Piers Morgan, 56, then offered a few words of support to the couple, saying that he believed that when a new baby is born, and that he’s had four himself, it’s rude to put any negative slant. And that at such a moment, he wished them all the very best, and that there was four in the family now and he wished them every success and a long and happy life.
However, this is getting absurd with Piers Morgan and he should let it go, whether he likes Meghan Markle or not, it appears that the guy is obsessed with her, and he’s like a schoolboy that’s been dumped on his first date.
And all women should run from Piers Morgan because he uses his privilege to pursue Meghan Markle through the media, and I can’t believe that he gets paid for his opinions, and Piers Morgan should take a chill pill because Lilibet is a beautiful name and Harry obviously loves his grandmother.
It’s a new baby and it’s a great moment for the family, and whether they asked the Queen for approval, it doesn’t matter, it’s just a name and really folks, do we all ask for permission when naming our children, no we most certainly do not!