Meghan Markle, Princess Diana and Doria Ragland's sweet connection to the name, Lilibet

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The Duchess of Sussex has ruffled some feathers after airing her political views and appears to have voted in the 2020 US elections. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
The Duchess of Sussex has ruffled some feathers after airing her political views and appears to have voted in the 2020 US elections. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

The name Lilibet has long been on the minds of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their second child on Friday, 4 June, revealing they'd named her after her grandmother and great-grandmother with the name, Lilibet Diana. It turns out, however, 'Lili' or rather Lily, is a named Harry took a liking to while on a royal engagement in 2018, while People reports Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, used to refer to Meghan since she was little as her "Flower".

Making the name all the more special, Meghan included lily of the valley flowers in her bridal bouquet when she married Prince Harry, honouring Princess Diana who did the same on her wedding day.

And after a tumultuous 2020 for the couple, significantly, the lily also symbolises two very important things: happiness and rebirth.

"On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili," Meghan and Harry have since shared, since the birth of their second child. "She is more than we could have ever imagined," they said. 

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