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Old 06-06-2021, 02:11 PM
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I thought it was "HRH The Princess of Wales" that she lost after the divorce.....but she remained Diana Princess of Wales to the very end.

Am I confused?
Yes and no.

Your summary is correct. The couples' statement, which refers to The Princess of Wales, is, unsurprisingly, incorrect. She was, as you said, Diana, Princess of Wales, and not The Princess of Wales.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:14 PM
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No mention of the name of their (great)granddaughter/niece.
I'm trying not to read anything into that. But it's probably just a quick initial announcement and there might be a more detailed one later. I was wondering if we'll get a "HM was asked and is delighted to give permission for the name" officially in the next few days.

I guess there won't be an easel outside BP this time?
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:14 PM
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"Lili Diana" just reminds me of "Lil/Little Diana", so I'm really not a fan, and I completely agree with everyone's arguments as to why "Lilibet" is irritatingly inappropriate and not an honor for HM, unless Lili's parents change their tune.

What was wrong with "Annabel"?
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:15 PM
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Is Lili a spelling commonly used in Germany, or am I just thinking that because of Lili Marlene?
I thought the commonly used name in Germany was Lidl.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:15 PM
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I think it’s lovely that they called the baby after the Queen and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Congratulations to the Sussex family. I bet Harry and Meghan are over the moon. Archie really is a big brother now, to little Lili!
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:18 PM
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I thought the commonly used name in Germany was Lidl.
Lili is a German name. I though Lidl was a German supermarket?
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:19 PM
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I thought the commonly used name in Germany was Lidl.
Actually LIDL is a supermarket. Like Aldi, if you're used to that.

The common way of writing the name in Germany would be LILLI, with two L.

If it's LILI, some people might pronounce it as LEE-LI.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:19 PM
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"Lili Diana" just reminds me of "Lil/Little Diana", so I'm really not a fan, and I completely agree with everyone's arguments as to why "Lilibet" is irritatingly inappropriate and not an honor for HM, unless Lili's parents change their tune.

What was wrong with "Annabel"?
Allegedly it was too much of a sloane name for HM and too reminiscent of Annabel's the nightclub they all frequented - named for Annabel Goldsmith.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:23 PM
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Allegedly it was too much of a sloane name for HM and too reminiscent of Annabel's the nightclub they all frequented - named for Annabel Goldsmith.
I thought it might be because of that. Pretty name on its own, though. Slightly funny if that's the only one she ever vetoed.

Of course Princess Margaret was meant to be "Ann Margaret", but for the taste of George V.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:24 PM
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I don’t know about anyone else’s family, but we enjoy referring to my dear late mother by several nicknames given her by others. It’s a warm way of speaking about her for us, and reminds us of those who so dubbed her.

Surely there is no real merit in claiming that this is some sort of unmerited privilege slyly exercised by Lili’s parents. The Queen could have easily squelched it if she felt that it was unsuitable; most grannies would enjoy the sweet reference to a nickname she has had for over 90 years.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:25 PM
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Statement from BP via Roya

https://twitter.com/RoyaNikkhah/stat...93925081743361

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A Buckingham Palace spokesperson: “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
I can't help but wonder just when and how they were informed. Hopefully they've at least been sent some pics of the newborn.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:25 PM
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There are more royals called "Lili" as a regular name. The wife of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Donna Elisabetta ("Lilli") Rosboch von Wolkenstein comes to mind. Or Princess Marie Luise ("Lilly") zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:26 PM
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I can't help but wonder just when and how they were informed. Hopefully they've at least been sent some pics of the newborn.
It would not surprise me if the BRF found out from the press release.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:28 PM
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Not in 'some form'; the firstborn daughters all have Elizabeth as one of their names. All of them except the Sussexes used the queen's official name Elizabeth as a middle name. Nobody dared to use the queen's intimate childhood nickname; except for those who least respect her legacy.

Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise
Zara Anne Elizabeth
Beatrice Elizabeth Mary
Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary
Isla Elizabeth
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Lena Elizabeth
Lilibet (Lili) Diana

If they didn't want to use Elizabeth, why not use 'Lily' as her official name that would be clearly inspired by the queen without using the name that Harry would never dare to use to refer to his grandmother. Alternatively, they could have used Elizabeth as her official name and announce that she would be known as Lily but that would make less sense in combination with their choice for Archie (instead of Archibald being called Archie).

And the poor child will have to endure the mockery for her rather weird and old-fashioned (but not traditional) formal name... all could have been easily avoided.
My guess is that the Queen approves the use of her name. Lots of people are named after relatives with similar names or nicknames. Lilibet is a first name. It makes sense that they’d use an diminutive as her first name. I find it bizarre that people are trying to make this anything else but a tribute.

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I can't help but wonder just when and how they were informed. Hopefully they've at least been sent some pics of the newborn.
Is there any reason to think the family wouldn’t have been informed?
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:30 PM
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Welcome, little one! Glad you're here safely and your mother is OK.

The name is strange overall. And the way they announced it, mimicking an official BP announcement...
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:31 PM
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The Queen could have easily squelched it if she felt that it was unsuitable.
Considering Harry and Meghan are no longer affiliated with the British monarchy, what makes you think they had to ask permission?
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:32 PM
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Lilibeth a girl's name is of English origin and a blend of Lily and Elizabeth.


The name Lily (spelling with a y ) was the top #34 name out of 100 according to
2019 Social Security names. (USA)


and in 2020 and so far in 2021 the name Lily is #35 out of 100 names for a girl in the
USA according to Social Security.
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It would not surprise me if the BRF found out from the press release.
Really? That seems very unlikely.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:33 PM
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Lidl would certainly have been an interesting choice!

Definitely no easels outside Buckingham Palace - apart from anything else, they removed the one announcing Prince Philip's death because people were crowding round it and they got stressed about social distancing.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:34 PM
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My immediate, visceral reaction to the name was "no", because it seems so hypocritical, after the pain and damage they've caused, none of which they've ever acknowledged.

Rather than reminding everyone of their relationship to the toxic institution they were so desperate to escape from, they could have just used Lili, which is so pretty in its own right (and, if they hadn't thrown a hissy fit over the titles, she could have been "Lady Lili", which is darling!) Great that they're both doing well and already home.

Is the Santa Barbara hospital near their home?
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