Piers Morgan Says It’s ‘Ironic’ Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Named Baby Girl After The Queen

Piers Morgan, who recently revealed he’s going on a ‘hugging ban,’ has dubbed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby girl’s name ‘ironic’. 

Following the couple’s announcement of the birth of their second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the former Good Morning Britain presenter has criticised their decision to use The Queen’s nickname.

On Australia’s Today programme, the 56-year-old commented: “It’s quite ironic, isn’t it? You have this couple who have been trashing the Royal Family and the monarchy for the last few weeks and they have named the baby after The Queen.”

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Piers Morgan has dubbed Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby girl name ”ironic’. Credit: @piersmorgan/Instagram

He then questioned whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had decided to name their daughter Lilibet in order to rebuild bridges with the Royal Family. 

Morgan said: “Maybe it’s their way of reaching out, as the Americans say, to the Royals and wanting some kind of end to this on-running feud.”

He added: “I always think when a new baby is born – I’ve had four myself – it’s churlish to put any negative slant. At such a moment. I wish them all the very best. There is four in the family now. I wish them every success and a long and happy life.”

In March this year, Prince Harry and Markle were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for an explosive tell-all about why they left their lives as Senior Royals behind. 

During the chat, the couple alleged that an unnamed family member had made a ‘racist’ remark regarding their son, Archie, and his skin tone. 

Markle then revealed that she experienced suicidal thoughts during her first pregnancy.

The 39-year-old explained: “Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it.

“I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.