Queen Elizabeth is reportedly set to drop her ‘never complain, never explain’ policy following a row with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and she is not going to let ‘mistruths’ circulate about the royal family any longer.
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly growing tired of ‘mistruths’ circulating about the royal family and is set to drop her ‘never complain, never explain’ policy. The reports come following grandson Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle refuted claims that they did not receive permission to call their daughter Lilibet. The name comes from a pet name of the queen, a name deeply personal to the monarch.
According to reports, Queen Elizabeth has ordered her courtiers to correct any misrepresentative statements of her private conversations, or those of other senior Royals. The queen, and the Royal family have always stood by a ‘never complain, never explain’ policy when it came to gossip columns. However, her newfound resilience toward misrepresented claims have forced her to change her stance.
According to Mail on Sunday, their latest “argument” has sent the Queen “over the edge”. US-based journalists reported that the couple had “asked permission” to name their daughter after Harry’s grandmother. However, the BBC later claimed that this was untrue which was refuted by the Sussexes.
An insider of the royal family has claimed Harry told his gran his daughter would be named Lilibet Diana, and was certainly not asking permission. While the couple chose the name to pay tribute to the Queen, they have indicated that their daughter will be referred to as Lili.
The latest report would seem to back up claims made by BBC, who reported the couple had not asked Queen Elizabeth of any objections to the name. Reacting furiously, Harry and Meghan instructed their lawyers to contest the BBC story, describing it as “false and defamatory”.
Reports suggest that the gloves are now off for the queen, who wants to make sure that reports are “accurate”. Harry and Meghan announced the arrival of their daughter last Sunday, prompting warm messages of congratulations from the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, and Prince William and Kate Middleton.