The Queen had a difficult year, thanks in large part to the many damn interviews with Meghan and Harry-so their choice of baby names attracted attention.
Comment: If there is one word to define the chaos, pain and turmoil of Royal News in 2021, it is “why?”
Why did Harry and Meghan anger his family through multiple media appearances? Why define their post-Megxit brand as an excellent anti-Windsor instigator? Why start their American career on a family melodrama and acrimonious platform?
Now we have a new and even more confusing form of “why” Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Sussex couple’s second child was born in a hospital in Santa Barbara at 11:40 am US time on Friday.news Only announced overnight.
It is not surprising that her name does not deviate much from tradition, but no one fully anticipated this crazy turn to “What the hell is it?” Territory.
Lilibet is the nickname of the famous queen, she got this nickname when she was a toddler. Unable to say her name, her grandfather, King George V, began to call her “Lilibet”, lovingly imitating her confused Elizabethan pronunciation.
Harry and Meghan named their second child after his grandmother, and if it were not for flattery—this woman seemed to make their lives more difficult this year—it seemed strange.
Harry and Meghan’s decision to go with Lilibet did not feel respectful or respectful, but rather extremely respectful.
If this is an attempt to fix things with his family and make up for it after countless media cuts for months, then this seems to be a very transparent approach.
I also feel very hypocritical.
If they respect Her Majesty the Queen so much, then maybe they will not make accusations of racism, cruelty, “bullying him to keep silent” and “total ignorance” in the royal family. This may be a solution to the problem, rather than a gimmick like this.
This does not seem to be a tactile gesture, but an exercise to limit damage.
Another motivating factor here may be related to Lilibet’s brother, the two-year-old Archie. Born in 2019, it is widely speculated that he will receive the honorary title of the Earl of Dumbarton, one of his father’s minor titles. On the contrary, when the lovely Archie suddenly came out to greet the world, the palace announced that he would be called Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, which seemed to be a powerful nod to provide the Pope with some kind of the best chance of a normal life. .
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Then there was the two-hour TV show that Harry and Meghan confided to Oprah Winfrey in May, when Meghan accused the royal family of denying Archie’s future prince title (and he is now only eligible if his grandfather Charles takes office) To obtain the title of Dumbarton) the throne, he will automatically become Prince Archie).
Megan said: “They don’t want him to be a prince or princess, because they don’t know what gender is. This is different from etiquette, and he won’t be safe.”
“During the months I was pregnant, at about the same time, so we kept talking about’you won’t get a sense of security, you won’t get a title’, there are also concerns about the dark and conversation about his skin may be he was born When it was.'”
Therefore, in his context, we need to consider today’s “Dickens” news.
In this context, Lilibet’s choice seems to be a blatant ploy to remind the world of this little girl’s status as a member of the royal family.
If the expected response to Harry and Meghan’s choice is to be a collective, global “wow”, then they may be about to be sadly short-lived. Given that Archie has not seen his British family since 2019, it is difficult to be influenced or fascinated by this move. This fact can only explain the pandemic to some extent.
The name they chose is also a bit uncomfortable, because Lilibet is the nickname of the famous Prince Philip for his 72-year-old wife. Take away something so private and personal and recycle it in this way, people will hope that their Queen is okay. If this is the case, neither party has said so far.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor has always made history in many ways-the first of the Queen’s 11 great-grandchildren was born overseas, and is likely to be her first great-grandson named outside the UK-but with her After the dazzling name was announced, she is now fortunate to be the first future princess who has been controversial since two days of her birth.
Daniela Elser is a royal expert and writer with more than 15 years of experience working with leading Australian media