Megan Markle and Prince Harry were horrified at a BBC report that Queen Elizabeth II had not been consulted before naming her daughter Lillibet.
According to the BBC, the British television operator received a legal letter from the lawyers of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Schillings, which marked the report of the royal correspondent Johnny Diamond “false and slanderous.”
Markle and Harry’s spokesman did not comment on the letter when he contacted Deadline. Instead, the speaker directed us to Schillings. We contacted the law firm for comment and asked for a copy of the letter, which was distributed to other television operators and publishers, reports the BBC.
The Sussex announced the birth of Lillibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Sunday. They later confirmed media reports that Prince Harry had told his grandmother, the Queen, of his desire to name her Lilibet. The name is important because it is a nickname given to the Queen by her grandfather, King George V.
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The conflicting accounts are significant because they represent the latest contentious issue in the already extremely strained relationship between Sussex and the royal family. This is another chapter in the media war between Markle and Prince Harry, with the BBC this time around.
The United Kingdom usually does not fare well in fights with the royal family. The BBC is currently in Prince Harry’s bad books after an independent investigation last month concluded that former reporter Martin Bashir had cheated his way to Panorama interview with Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, in 1995