Harry, Meghan deny claims they didn’t ask queen’s permission before naming daughter

Legal representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have denied the BBC’s report claiming the pair did not ask Queen Elizabeth permission before naming their newborn daughter, Lilibet, after her.
1:51 | 06/10/21

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We turn to the controversy now over prince Harry and Meghan's new baby name disputing a report they didn't ask permission before naming their daughter lilibet after the Maggie Rulli is in London with the story, good morning, Maggie. Reporter: Good morning. This is quickly turning into a battle of who said what. But now it's grown to involve not just the sussexes and the palace, this has turned into a fight against the country's largest broadcaster, as well. This morning, prince Harry and duchess Meghan are taking a stand. Legal representatives for the couple sending notice to the bbc and several other outlets denying a report from the bbc that said the pair did not ask the queen for her permission before naming their newborn daughter lilibet after her. Their lawyer is calling the report false and defamatory asking them not to repeat it. The bbc says a spokesperson for the pair disputing the bbc source's account saying 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 their hope of naming their daughter lilibet in her honor. Had she not been supportive they would not have used the name. What we have going on here is the press struggling to understand what the conversation was pursuing Harry and the queen but when we actually speak to those closest to the queen they do say she was very aware of the decision that was made before the announcement. Reporter: Harry's always been vocal about his love for his grandmother whose childhood nickname lilibet has been used affectionately by her family. The way she carries herself forward, constantly able to bring the room to life. Reporter: When asked about the story the palace said no comment and so far there's been no statement from the bbc but as of right now, guy, that story is still up on the bbc's website and appears as if they are standing by their source, guys. All right, Maggie, thank you.

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