Earlier this month, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sparked controversy once they introduced the identify of their new child daughter. Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has been named after Queen Elizabeth and Harry’s mom Princess Diana.
Nevertheless, a report printed in The Every day Mail, which quotes a royal professional says that the Queen could be “desperately sad” at Harry and Meghan naming their youngster as Lilibet ‘Lili’, because the identify is particular and personal to her and was used solely by George V and Prince Philip. The report, which questions the “irony” of the identify after “trashing the Royal Household” says it has been “demeaning” for the royal household.
This isn’t the primary time although that the royal household has been reported to be sad. Be it Prince Harry and Meghan’s cut up from the household or coping with Diana’s iconic standing, there have been numerous events when the household has gone via unhappiness. Then there are the varied controversies that it has needed to face through the years.
Curiously, the identify ‘Lili’ is a variation of the flower lily, which symbolises purity, dedication and rebirth. Whereas the Queen’s persona in public life is that of a real and dedicated chief but her emotional facet is kind of evident in public outings—she was seen wiping a tear throughout the 2019 Remembrance Sunday service in honour of Britain’s conflict heroes on the Cenotaph.
Prince Philip’s demise has taken a toll too. Writer and physique language professional Judi James said in a information report in The Night Customary, a each day newspaper in London, that the royals appeared “stunned at how laborious Philip’s demise had hit them” throughout the service. The monarch regarded “very susceptible and frail” as she arrived for the service, however remained “probably the most animated royal”, James mentioned.
Coming again to Harry and Meghan, it’s fairly evident how depressing they’ve been too. The couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey confirmed how sad the couple was as they complained about royal life and their psychological well being. In October final yr, the truth is, the Duchess of Sussex started authorized motion towards British tabloid The Mail on Sunday over its illegal publishing of one in all her personal letters. Harry termed it a “ruthless marketing campaign”. Meghan has additionally spoken about how motherhood has been a “wrestle” because of intense curiosity from newspapers.
However there have been some lighter moments as properly. Final yr’s ebook Discovering Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand talks in regards to the wonderful meals Harry and Meghan loved at key moments of their courtship and throughout the 20 months of their working collectively as senior royals earlier than stepping down. A choice which resulted in a deluge of desi memes going viral on the royals—for example, a mash-up video of Queen Elizabeth as a savage desi mother speaking about #Megxit.
The couple’s choice to step down from their royal roles and transfer to the US, nonetheless, damage many Britishers and the monarchy. Queen Elizabeth issued a press release saying “the entire household was saddened to be taught the total extent of how difficult the previous couple of years have been for Harry and Meghan.”
The couple has additionally reportedly made Prince William sad. Royal professional and writer Phil Dampier advised Every day Mail that William “will likely be sad” as Harry is “exploiting Princess Diana’s iconic standing” on his new Archewell basis web site. William is perhaps “frightened” in regards to the 2021 letter Harry and Meghan shared on the Archewell web site, Dampier mentioned. “I don’t suppose he could be pleased if Harry seems to be exploiting his mom’s iconic standing.”
The Queen was additionally sad in regards to the 1969 Royal Household, a British TV documentary about Queen Elizabeth II’s household, and forbade it to be proven on-line, as per The Guardian. Princess Anne, the Queen’s daughter, additionally spoke of her unhappiness with the programme as she “by no means favored the concept of the royal household movie… it was a rotten concept,” she was quoted as saying by CNN.