Harry & Meghan SLAMMED for copying Wills & Kate

The Cambridges did it first.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby girl has finally arrived! And, despite the Sussex vs. Cambridge feud, when it came to naming their little one, it seems as though the couple have taken a leaf out of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s book.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s second child, and first daughter, arrived on Friday 4th June, 2021.

The news, including the name, was announced via a spokesperson for the rogue royals.

“It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world”.

The statement went on to justify the chosen names, explaining one was intended as a tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, whose nickname is Lilibet, and one was to honour Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.

While most deemed the tributes to be sweet and sentimental, others couldn’t help but point out that the Sussexes weren’t the ones to do it first.

Meghan and Harry weren’t the first to name their daughter Diana. (Credit: Getty)

Indeed, royal observers have been quick to note that Prince William and Kate Middleton were the original couple to give their first daughter, Princess Charlotte, the middle name of Diana.

Born on the 2nd May, 2015, the six-year-old royal was christened Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Now, six years later, Harry and Meghan have followed suit, naming their first child after the nDuke’s late mother.

Lilibet is the second child of the Sussexes. (Credit: Instagram)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have congratulated the Sussexes on the arrival of their little one via Instagram.

Along with a black-and-white photo of a pregnant Meghan with Harry and Archie, the caption read, We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie”.

In another post shared to the official royal family Instagram page, it was revealed that the Queen is similarly “delighted” with the arrival of her 11th great grandchild.

Despite the names Lilibet and Diana holding sentimental value to both Harry and Meghan, the couple have received some backlash for their decision.

Congratulations to Harry and Meghan! (Credit: Getty)

Given all that has unfolded, some royal watchers feel the Duke and Duchess choice in name is a stark contrast to their recent actions.

“So after all the grief they caused Her Maj they use her pet name. They have no moral compass,” one Twitter comment reads.

Another added: “Harry & Meghan name their daughter after the racist #RoyalFamily, esp. the Queen who could let racism rampant in the ‘institution’, was a bad mother, the matriarch of a firm causing genetic pain & the enabler of her family’s suffering, including being trapped in the firm.”

“Very calculated,” a third read.

No matter what the royal couple do, they’re met with backlash. So has been the troubling pattern since they first began dating.

So, it’s sadly unsurprising their choice in baby name has endured the same response.

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