MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to name their new daughter Lilibet Diana could backfire, an expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex famously fled the UK citing concerns for their ‘privacy’ and repeatedly insisted they wanted to raise Archie as a “private” citizen, not under the relentless royal spotlight as Harry was.
But one royal commentator says that by giving their daughter two incredibly loaded royal names – Lilibet after Queen Elizabeth and Diana after Harry’s late mother – they have actually “cursed” her with attention.
“Such a name will merely heighten interest in her as she grows up; and, though it seems unkind to remark on it now, will inevitably attract the kind of media intrusion with which Lilibet Diana’s wider family are only too familiar,” Sean O’Grady wrote in The Independent.
“Her name may turn out to be more of a curse than a blessing, if the poignant experience of the past is anything to go by,” he added.
He went on to claim that as a result there will be double the interest in who Lilibet Diana resembles as she grows up “whether she inherits Diana’s sense of style or the Queen’s sense of duty; and, of course, who she’ll be dating.”
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