Meghan Markle set to call her baby ‘Harry’s favourite name’ & it’s a touching nod to the Queen, insider says
WHEN Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome their baby girl later this year, their daughter will be the first of The Queen's great-granchildren to be born Stateside.
But despite the thousands of miles that separate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Royal Family, an insider has claimed the couple are planning on paying tribute to The Queen with their daughter's name.
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Speaking to Ok!, the source said the royal couple are considering the name Lily because of its similarity to The Queen's sweet nickname.
They explained: "It would be a lovely nod to The Queen who was known as 'Lillibet' during her childhood but it's also always been one of Harry's favourite names
"Back in 2019 when the Duchess was pregnant with Archie, she and Harry took part in a walkabout in Merseyside and someone in the crowd later revealed he'd asked her how she spells her daughter's name – Lily. He took great interest in it."
What's more, the Duchess also had Lilies of the Valley in her bridesmaids' flower crowns when she married Prince Harry in 2018.
In their bombshell interview with Oprah earlier this year, the couple revealed that their daughter is due this summer.
After Prince Philip passed away in April, Ladbrokes currently have 2/1 odds the couple will name their daughter Phillipa as a sweet tribute.
However, that's not the only royal moniker in the running – with Diana currently at 5/1 while Elizabeth is at 12/1.
Earlier this year, both Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall paid tribute to their late grandfather by giving their baby boys Philip as a middle name.
In more Royal Family news, Harry & Meghan lookalikes playing couple in ‘escaping the palace’ movie hit the beach to film pair’s new life abroad.
And Kate Middleton had her ‘heart set’ on a very different name for Prince George, expert claims.
Plus Kate Middleton ‘told pals it “wasn’t too late to pull Meghan Markle and Harry back” before Oprah bombshell’, says expert.
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