Carrie Bickmore reveals why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may expose their daughter to schoolyard taunts with her unique name Lilibet
And the royal baby‘s name has certainly surprised some people, including Australian radio hosts Tommy Little and Carrie Bickmore.
During an episode of their Hit Network show Carrie and Tommy on Monday, the pair pointed out an awkward detail in Lilibet’s name.
Awkward: Hit Network radio hosts Tommy Little (left) and Carrie Bickmore (right) pointed out an awkward detail in the new royal baby’s name on Monday
According to the duo, the name sounds extremely similar to ‘little bit’.
Tommy suggested this may expose their daughter to schoolyard taunts one day, as kids could say ‘she’s a little bit’ followed by an insult.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed Lili – who is named after her great-grandmother The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet – on Friday in California.
The baby’s name is also catching attention because certain royals didn’t use Harry and Meghan’s royal titles when acknowledging the child’s birth.
Theory: According to the duo, the name sounds similar to ‘little bit’, and Tommy said this may expose the child to taunts one day, as kids could say ‘she’s a little bit’ followed by an insult
Omitting the Sussexes’ titles could be interpreted as a subtle hint they are no longer considered part of the Royal Family.
Indeed, Prince William and Kate Middleton referred to the Sussexes by their first names in an official congratulatory message on Instagram.
They wrote: ‘We are all delighted by he happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie.’
Baby joy: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (pictured in 2017) welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet, on Friday in California
Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, similarly failed to use the Sussexes’ royal titles in their message.
‘Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana,’ they wrote on social media.
The Queen, however, did refer to the couple as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in her official statement, perhaps subtly indicating their relationship remains intact.
Parents: The Sussexes are already parents to son Archie (pictured in September 2019)