KEY POINTS

  • Harry and Meghan welcomed their second baby, Lilibet Diana, on June 4
  • He is not the first royal family member to name a child after both the Queen and Diana
  • The couple "informed" the Queen about naming their daughter after her childhood nickname

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their second bundle of joy, Lilibet Diana, on June 4. Now, according to a report, the Duke of Sussex always wanted to name his daughter after his late mother, Princess Diana.

“Harry had wanted to name his future daughter after his mom long before he met Meghan [Markle],” a source told Page Six. “Meghan was cognizant and fully supportive of that when they discussed potential names,” the insider added.

Meghan gave birth to Lilibet at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, which is located nearby the royal couple’s $14.7 million home in Montecito, California. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the arrival of their daughter through the official Archewell website.

“She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe,” Prince Harry and Meghan said in a statement Sunday. “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”

Harry and Meghan also revealed that they named their daughter after her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, whose nickname is Lilibet. The new royal baby’s middle name, Diana, was selected to pay tribute to the late Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales.

The Sussex couple is not the first royal couple to name a child after Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana. Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Following the birth of Lilibet, Prince Harry and Meghan were accused of not asking the permission of Queen Elizabeth to use her nickname as a part of their daughter’s full name.

“Palace source tells BBC that the Queen was not asked by Meghan and Harry over the use of her childhood nickname; reports suggested Harry had sought permission from Queen to call newborn ‘Lilibet’; but Palace source says the Queen was ‘never asked,’” BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond wrote in a tweet.

However, insiders close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex insisted that Harry called Queen Elizabeth and she had been supportive of the idea of naming the royal baby after her childhood nickname.

“The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called. During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name,” a source told Page Six.

Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are yet to comment on these reports.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 02: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images