Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: GETTY)

‘Unsettling!’ Meghan and Harry face backlash for ‘commodifying’ children ‘from birth’

According to a spokesperson for Meghan and Harry , the couple purchased a “significant” number of domain names for a variety of potential names. According to reports, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle purchased the web domain names “Lilibet Diana” and “Lili Diana” before the newborn’s name was even approved by the Queen. The name is contentious because “Lilibet” is a nickname for the Queen’s family that is primarily used by the Duke of Edinburgh.

“There’s something slightly unsettling about a couple who appear to view children as a marketing opportunity,” GB News presenter Colin Brazier tweeted today.

“A digital brand that is destined to be commodified from the start.”

However, one of Mr Brazier’s followers responded with a tweet that read: “Your remark appears to be quite harsh, Colin.

Charles will change a key document preventing his grandson from inheriting a title (Image: GETTY)
Charles will change a key document preventing his grandson from inheriting a title (Image: GETTY)

“The article makes it abundantly clear that this action is being taken to prevent others from exploiting their child’s name.”

“If your child is prominent enough to make the news when they are born,” another Twitter follower stated.

Harry and Meghan purchased the web domain names “Lilibet Diana” and “Lili Diana” prior to the Queen approving the newborn’s name.

The Sussexes’ spokesperson confirmed that they had purchased a “significant” number of domain names for a variety of potential names.

This indicates that the couple considered alternative names in the event the Queen objected to the use of the name Lilibet.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and baby Archie (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and baby Archie (Image: GETTY)

Earlier this month, Meghan and Harry announced the birth of their second child, a daughter.

Their daughter weighed 7lb 11oz when she was born.

Lilibet Diana, their daughter, was born in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

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Lilibet is the Queen’s family nickname, and the choice honors the monarch during a difficult time for the Windsors, who are mourning the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the domain name ‘lilibetdiana.com’ was purchased in the United States on June 4.

This was the day of the baby’s birth, two days prior to the public announcement.

However, the domain name ‘lilidiana.com’ was registered several days earlier, on May 31.

(Image: GETTY)
Image: GETTY)

According to a spokesperson for the couple, “as is frequently the case with public figures, their team purchased a significant number of domains for any potential names considered.”

“This was to guard against the name being exploited after it was chosen and publicly shared.”

The BBC reported earlier this month that a Palace source had stated that Harry and Meghan had not approached the Queen about using the name Lilibet.

However, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex insisted that Prince Harry discussed his desire to name his second child after the Queen with the Queen.

In a legal warning, the spokesperson stated that the BBC story was “false and defamatory.”

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