Behind the (Royal) Name: Lilibet “Lili” Diana

Harry and Meghan in 2017 (Photo by Mark Jones, CC-BY-2.0)

Royal names are in the news again after the birth of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, daughter of Meghan and Harry. What is the story behind this intriguing praenomen? Jennifer Hassan writes in The Washington Post:

“As a young girl growing up in the royal family, then-Princess Elizabeth found it difficult to pronounce her name, often fumbling it — much to the amusement of her close family members, who soon began calling her “Lilibet,” according to British media. The affectionate moniker has stayed with her throughout her long life.”

Read more about Lilibet in Hassan’s article here.