Meghan Markle ‘paid tribute to her own grandmother’ by calling daughter Lilibet

Megan Markle and Prince Harry have been strongly defended by Trisha Goddard, who slammed reports the couple did not consult The Queen over their baby name.

The former chat show host, 63, has even suggested Meghan might have named her second child after her own grandmother as well as The Queen.

This comes as the royal couple welcomed their second child, a baby daughter called Lilibet, on Friday, June 4 in Los Angeles, California.

In calling their newborn Lilibet Diana, the couple are thought to have paid tribute to both Harry's grandmother, The Queen, as Lilibet is her favourite nickname, and also his late mum, Princess Diana.

However, this comes as Harry and Meghan have had to fight back against claims they did not consult the Queen over the use of the name Lilibet for their daughter.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Trisha Goddard has now staunchly defended the Duke and Duchess amid the claims they didn't involve the Queen during the baby naming process, and has even claimed Meghan has also paid tribute to her own grandmother by calling her little girl Lilibet.

Speaking to hosts Susana Reid and Ben Shephard, Trisha said: "They’ve just had the whole thing about Martin Bashir and the pain that it caused their mother.

"It’s coming up to Diana’s 60th birthday, they named the baby ‘Lilibet’.

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"Have they actually said it’s all about the Queen? Because I note Meghan also had a grandmother named ‘Lilibet’."

Pushing back against the explosive claims, Trisha said: "I don’t believe for a minute that they didn’t speak to the Queen, it’s well known that Harry and the Queen have a very close relationship.

"It’s about pain and excuse my French, it’s b****y relentless bullying now.

"They may not always make the wisest choices and people say if they just sit still and don’t say anything then nothing will happen.

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"Well yes, it will. Harry’s job credentials if you will, is being Harry the royal and talking about mental health.

"There’s nothing he can say, which by the way Prince Charles also said but in letters, there was no social media but they can’t do anything right anyway.”

The former chat show host continued: "Remember their first baby was characterised by one idiot cartoon of a chimpanzee.

“The second one by people like June Burchill calling the baby ‘it’ with the most disgusting racist joke about a man losing his life.

“So it doesn’t seem to matter whether they say something or not.

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"But I will agree on one thing this is about pain and it’s also about continuous and relentless bullying.”

Despite BBC reports, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan denied the claims and said: "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 the hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honour.

"Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

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