Prince Edward calls royal family tension 'very sad,' wishes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'the very best'

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What is Meghan and Harry's baby's name?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby girl is named after two special women in Harry's life. On Sunday, the couple announced the arrival of their second child, who they named Lilibet Diana. They plan to use the nickname "Lili." Lilibet is a sweet tribute to Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. people.comThe Sweet Story Behind Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Baby Girl's Name

Did Harry ask Queen about name?

Prince Harry has threatened legal action against the BBC over claims he didn't ask the Queen to name his daughter Lilibet. The Duke of Sussex released a sensational statement on Wednesday after the broadcaster reported that a royal source had said he “never asked” Her Majesty about using her childhood nickname. 7NEWS.com.auPrince Harry hits back at reports he didn’t ask Queen for permission to name daughter Lilibet

What is Prince Harry's baby's name?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced the name of their daughter: Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Lili was born on Friday, June 4, and the Sussexes shared the news on Sunday. HarpersBAZAAR.comMeghan Markle and Prince Harry Announce Their Daughter's Name

Did the Queen know about lilibet?

The Queen was not asked by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about naming their daughter Lilibet, a Palace source has told the BBC. The source disputed reports in the wake of the announcement of the name that Prince Harry and Meghan had spoken to the Queen before the birth. BBC NewsHarry and Meghan did not ask Queen to use Lilibet name - Palace source

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Prince Edward spoke out about the tension in the British royal family.

The youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II told CNN in an interview that the situation with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is "very sad."

The couple stepped down as senior members of the royal family in March 2020, moved to California, and told Oprah Winfrey in a tell-all interview that they felt unsupported and unprotected by "the firm."

"Listen, weirdly we've all been there before -- we've all had excessive intrusion and attention in our lives," Edward commented to the outlet. "And we've all dealt with it in slightly different ways, and listen, we wish them the very best of luck. It's a really hard decision."

The Earl of Wessex, 57, said that all families have issues but he hopes Markle and Harry are happy. 

"It's difficult for everyone but that's families for you," he reasoned.

Edward also reflected on losing his father, Prince Philip, in April at 99 years old. 

"It was an experience that so many other families have had to go through during this past year or 18 months and so in that sense, it was particularly poignant," the royal said in reference to the pandemic. "There are an awful lot of people who haven't been able to express the respect that they would like to have done. I think many people would have liked to have been there to support the Queen."

Edward added that his mother is "actually doing remarkably well" despite losing her husband of 73 years.

"I think that it was a fantastic partnership, but over the last couple of weeks, life has got considerably busier. Things are beginning to open up more, there are more activities so weirdly that sort of fills any particular void," he explained. 

"I think there are going to be other times further along the year where I think that it will become a bit more poignant and a bit harder. But at the moment, thank you very much indeed for asking, I think that everybody's in pretty good shape really, and just working rather too hard."

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Baby Lilibet's Name Carries a 'Great Weight,' Says Royal Historian: 'It Is Intriguing'

PEOPLE 10 June, 2021 - 11:17am

Lilibet (pronounced "LIL-eh-bet") is a name that "is given a name that carries this weight," royal historian Robert Lacey tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.

"To be compared to the Queen, the most successful female monarch in British history, is a great weight," says Lacey. "It will be one of the first things that will be explained to her when she's old enough."

During a conversation with the Queen, Harry "shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor," a spokesperson for the couple tells PEOPLE. "Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name."

At the same time, since exiting their roles as working royals in 2020, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, have endeavored to give both their children space to blaze their own trails as they continue to deepen their own family roots in America and make a home in Meghan's native California.

"It is intriguing that this little American girl is being brought up free of old-fashioned tradition," notes Lacey.

In fact, 2-year-old Archie has a photo of Diana in his nursery, and among his first words were "Grandma Diana," Harry said in his mental health docuseries for Apple TV+, The Me You Can't See. "It's the sweetest thing," he said, "but at the same time, it makes me really sad because she should be here."

But now the family is focusing on feelings of joy with the arrival of baby Lili.

"She is more than we could have ever imagined," the couple said in announcing the baby's arrival on their Archewell Foundation website on June 6.

"Harry and Meghan now have their complete family," says Stott. "It's their time to be in the moment.

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