Meghan & Harry attacked for ‘new low’ in Lilibet name row – Duke expected in UK imminently

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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have been attacked by a royal commentator for their “genuinely astonishing” decision to buy an internet domain name on the day their daughter was born.

Harry and Meghan have been criticised for buying the domain name the day their daughter was born (Image: GETTY)
Harry and Meghan have been criticised for buying the domain name the day their daughter was born (Image: GETTY)

The GB News presenter branded it a “new low” for the pair, who quit royal duties last year for a new life in America.

Writing in his MailOnline column, Mr Wootton said: “It’s genuinely astonishing to me that even when going through what should be one of the most beautiful, pure and nerve-wracking moments of their lives, the Sussex machine was thinking about bloody websites.”

His comments come after a spokesman for the Sussexes confirmed they bought a “significant number” of domains for potential names.

Harry is due to return to Britain for only the second time since Megxit for the Princess Diana statue unveiling (Image: GETTY)
Harry is due to return to Britain for only the second time since Megxit for the Princess Diana statue unveiling (Image: GETTY)

The spokesman told The Telegraph: “Of course, as is often customary with public figures, a significant number of domains of any potential names that were considered were purchased by their team to protect against the exploitation of the name once it was later chosen and publicly shared.”

Harry and Meghan announced their second child Lilibet “Lili” Diana’s birth two days after her arrival.

They named her after the monarch’s childhood family nickname which was first used when Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler and unable to pronounce her own moniker properly.

But the choice has sparked controversy amid questions over whether the Sussexes sought the Queen’s permission.

Harry and Meghan are living in California after quitting royal duties last year (Image: GETTY)
Harry and Meghan are living in California after quitting royal duties last year (Image: GETTY)

But a spokesperson for the Sussexes insisted they would not have used the Queen’s childhood family nickname “had she not been supportive”.

The spokesperson said: “The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement – in fact his grandmother was the first family member he called.

The couple hit out at the royals in their controversial Oprah Winfrey interview in March (Image: GETTY)
The couple hit out at the royals in their controversial Oprah Winfrey interview in March (Image: GETTY)

“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.”

Harry and Meghan are living in California after quitting royal duties last year.

The tell-all TV interview plunged the monarchy into a fresh crisis just one year after Megxit.

Harry is expected to return to the UK any day now for the unveiling of a Princess Diana statue.

It is only the second time he has travelled to Britain since he and Meghan quit as working royals.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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