The second son of the prince Harry and his wife Meghan will be born on Thursday 10 June, on the hundredth anniversary of Prince Philip’s birth. The little girl writes The Sun, could be baptized with the name Pip, in homage to the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April at the age of 99. But according to some ‘insiders’ cited by the newspaper, the girl could however be called Lily: in this case, it would be a tribute to Queen Elizabeth, affectionately called Lilibet dal principe.
“The baby is supposed to be born on Philip’s birthday and if she did it would be very special. The date and name Pip would be a delightful way to pay homage to Philip – the words of a source -. Harry talked about the date and possible names with his closest friends, now they are being talked about openly as the date approaches. ” For bookmakers, however, the favorite name is another: Diana, like Harry’s mother. The incoming baby is the couple’s second daughter after Archie, who was born two years ago.
And if Harry and Meghan Markle do not call their daughter Philippa the fault could be, indirectly, of Pippa and of Kate Middleton. Brittani Barger, deputy director of Royal Central, told the Daily Star that the Sussexes could choose not to give the baby the name of Philippa, a tribute to grandfather Filippo who died at 99 in April, due to Kate’s sister. “People are hoping they will call it that in memory of Philip, but it is very unlikely that it will not happen,” Barger added, explaining that it is still very likely that the name will be completely unexpected “as it was with Archie”. But according to the bookmakers she could be called Diana.