A royal expert is speaking out this week to say that Queen Elizabeth may have a “final Trump card” when it comes to handling her latest battle with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
The Express reported that it was recently revealed that Meghan and Harry registered a number of website domain names for their newborn daughter Lilibet Diana before her birth on June 4. A spokesman for Meghan and Harry claimed that they did this because they wanted to “protect against the exploitation of the name.”
The domains, which are LilbetDiana.com and LiliDiana.com, are not active yet, and royal commentator Daniela Elser has warned the couple that they may anger the Queen if they attempt to cash in on the name.
“All of this might be a storm in a cup of vegan latte and those domain names may very well sit dormant for the rest of time,” Elser warned. “But, if they don’t, if they are used for any sort of lucrative endeavor, the Queen could be forced to act to even more assertively cleave the Sussexes from the monarchy to try and protect the crown.”
“Having lost their ability to use their styling as His/Her Royal Highness, having lost their official royal patronages and Harry having lost his honorary military roles, the final remaining official tether is their Sussex title, which was gifted to them for their wedding,” she added.
“Could there come a day when Buckingham Palace plays this – their final trump card – and consider using the threat of forcing their Sussex titles into abeyance to bend the renegade duo to their will? (Whether such a strong-arm tactic would work is another question entirely),” Elser said. “Would the palace be quite so lenient and so willing to turn a blind eye if there ever came a day that Lili’s name was used in conjunction with any sort of money-spinning outing? We may well find out sooner rather than later.”
This comes after a spokesman for Meghan and Harry claimed, “As is often customary with public figures, a significant number of domains of any potential names that were considered were purchased by their team to protect against the exploitation of the name once it was later chosen and publicly shared.”