Despite the rich legacy of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, both in name and heritage, “this little American girl is being brought up free of old-fashioned tradition,” royal historian Robert Lacey tells PEOPLE.
Lilibet (pronounced “LIL-eh-bet”) is a name that “is given a name that carries this weight,” royal historian Robert Lacey tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.
“To be compared to the Queen, the most successful female monarch in British history, is a great weight,” says Lacey. “It will be one of the first things that will be explained to her when she’s old enough.”
“It is intriguing that this little American girl is being brought up free of old-fashioned tradition,” notes Lacey.
Read the full article in People: Baby Lilibet’s Name Carries a ‘Great Weight,’ Says Royal Historian: ‘It Is Intriguing’