With Meghan Markle expected to present Prince Harry with a new baby daughter this month, speculation is rife about the little girl’s name.
As the death of the late Duke of Edinburgh is still fresh in peoples’ minds, many royal watchers anticipate the new baby’s name could be Phillipa as a tribute to Harry’s grandfather.
But Harry’s cousins Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall have both beaten the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the punch there, with both of their newborn sons being given the middle name Philip.
And one royal insider has collected some clues pointing to a very different name – one that’s very close to Harry’s heart.
They say that the new baby Sussex could be named Lily.
First of all, they told OK Magazine, “it would be a lovely nod to The Queen who was known as ‘Lillibet’ during her childhood”.
Secondly, Lily of the Valley flowers were woven into the headdresses Meghan’s bridesmaids wore at her wedding.
But most conclusively, they say, it has always been one of Harry’s favourite names.
“Back in 2019, when the Duchess was pregnant with Archie, she and Harry took part in a walkabout in Merseyside and someone in the crowd later revealed he’d asked her how she spells her daughter’s name, Lily,” the expert revealed.
“He took great interest in it.”