Harry and Meghan did not ask Queen to use Lilibet name - Palace source - BBC News bbc.com/news/uk-574081…
Earlier this year, while the couple were expecting their daughter, they aired criticisms of the Royal Family and made an allegation of racism in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The name "Lilibet" is heavy with personal history for the Queen.
Lawyers acting on behalf of the former royals issued a legal threat after the claim was published by the BBC.

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